Following the adoption of the global funding Decision by the European Commission, the TEN-T Executive Agency is pleased to announce the results of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) Call for Proposals.
The EERP was endorsed by the European Council on 11-12 December 2008, in response to the financial crisis that has been affecting Europe since 2008. It sets out how Member States and the European Union can coordinate their policies and provide new stimulus to the European economy.
The Plan includes a €500 million call for proposals for TEN-T projects, with the objectives of giving an immediate boost to the economy and at the same time enhancing Europe's longer-term sustainable growth potential.
This was launched on 31 March 2009 in parallel to the TEN-T multi-annual and annual calls, focusing on projects for which the Community support will enable works to start in 2009 or, at the latest, in 2010 and for which the bulk of the activities to be supported by this Community funding will be implemented in 2009 and 2010. It has two priorities, which can be summarised as follows:
99 eligible proposals were received in response to the EERP call for proposals, requesting over €2 billion of funding. The proposals were assessed by external experts, in order to enhance the objectivity and technical quality of the overall selection process.
Of these proposals, 36 were selected and set up, all of which address the first priority of the call – i.e. new projects of common interest. An overview of each of the 36 selected projects is available below.
On 21 October 2009, Vice-President Tajani signed the first set of EERP funding decisions at the TEN-T Days in Naples, Italy.
4 page brochure on the results of the EERP Call - .pdf (1.4 MB)
A mid-term review of the projects selected under the EERP call was carried out in the first half of 2011, in order to assess the progress of individual projects as well as the extent to which the EERP is meeting its objective of contributing to boosting the European economy and speeding up transport construction in Member States. The final report is available here: .pdf (26.2 MB)
Felixstowe-Nuneaton route work
A14 Corridor traffic management scheme
Thames Estuary dredge and reclamation works to support the integrated multi modal London Gateway port and logistics development
E6.21 Partihall Connection
Port infrastructure facilities in the Malmö Northern Harbour
Faro Airport Development Plan - Phase 1
Preparatory works for the implementation of the connection between the third Tagus crossing and the Oriente-Lisbon station
Optimising Rail Connection Port of Amsterdam - European hinterland (ORCAEU) – Elimination of missing links for intermodal freight transport
Elimination of the bottleneck of the north-south artery A2 (E25): building the urban highway tunnel in Maastricht
Integration of Riga City and Riga Port into the TEN-T network: Construction of Viestura-Meža interchange
Italy Integration of Communication and Surveillance (IP1)
Hub of Torino, section Susa-Stura, Priority Project 6, removal of bottleneck
Rome Hub, Priority Project no. 1 - upgrade of Rome Tiburtina Station
Implementation of nautical accessibility in the port of Venice-Marghera: operational and remedial dredging in two stretches of the West and South ship canals
Infrastructural improvements in the inland waterways system of Northern Italy
Rome Ring Road Motorway – northwestern section – upgrade to three lanes in both directions from km 11+250 to km 12+650 – completion works
Establishment of a new ATM centre for enhancement of operational safety and capacity at HungaroControl Pte. Ltd. Co.
Construction of a pier for combined Schengen and non-Schengen operations and seamless passenger transfer at Budapest Airport
New high speed railway line "LGV Est " - second phase: section Baudrecourt-Vendenheim
Main Road 5 between Lusi and Mikkeli (lacking road improvements)
Airborne Datalink Equipment
Green and predictable flights – North European Air Navigation Service Providers
Madrid-Galicia high speed mixed traffic rail section: La Hiniesta-Perilla-Otero de Bodas-Cernadilla
Express Route SE-40 (Seville) - Section Coria del Rio-Dos Hermanas (North and South tunnels)
High speed line Valladolid-Burgos-Vitoria. Track bed works for sub-sections: Nudo Norte de Valladolid-Cabezón de Pisuerga, San Martín de Valvení-Nudo de Venta de Baños y Torquemeda-Quintana del Puente
Express Route A-32. Section Torreperogil-Villanueva del Arzobispo
Equipment with electronic interlocking of the railway line between Emmerich (Dutch-German border) and Basel (German-Swiss border), within Corridor A Rotterdam-Genoa
New railway line (NBS) Ebensfeld-Erfurt: sections in Bavaria (BA 3121 Füllbachtal bridge, BA 3122 Fornbach bridge)
Expansion of Berlin Brandenburg International Airport
BAB A3, Frankfurt-Nürnberg, renewal of the bridge over the Main river at Randersacker
Motorway D47 section 47092 Bohumín-state border Czech Republic/Poland
Widening to six lanes the motorway section Ayia Varvara-Nicosia
Rebuilding of Noorderlaanbridge
Four-track development of the Western Line, construction project Ybbs-Amstetten, Burgstaller Tunnel (skeleton construction)
Four-track development of the Western Line Vienna-Salzburg: gap closure St. Pölten-Loosdorf (freight rail bypass) bridge construction works
Four-track development of the Western Line Vienna-Linz: Melk railway station