Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

EERP Projects

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:

  1. New projects of common interest (as defined in Article 7 of the TEN Guidelines), which are sufficiently mature to be largely implemented in 2009 and 2010;
  2. Ongoing projects, or parts of a project, which are progressing satisfactorily and where the work phase could be accelerated over 2009 and 2010 through the injection of new Community funds.

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