Trans-European Networks (TENs)
Trans-European Networks consist of cross-border transport and energy infrastructures. Their purpose is to support and enhance the functioning of the European single market by facilitating the free movement of goods, people and services. Actions under the TENs must promote the interoperability of national networks and facilitate access to them.
In the new regulations on cohesion policy 2014-20, Trans-European Networks for Transport (TEN-T) projects are specifically mentioned as a priority within the seventh thematic objective (Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures). Both the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund can finance projects aimed at creating a multimodal Single European Transport Area.