The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) launched a grant call under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) on 13 September 2022. The call for proposals makes EUR 5.12 billion available for projects targeting new upgraded and improved European transport infrastructure.
The deadline for this call is 18 January 2023.
Projects funded under this call will help to increase the sustainability of the transport network, putting the EU on track to meet the European Green Deal objective of cutting transport emissions by 90% by 2050.
Sustainable, smart and resilient infrastructure
The call supports the European Commission’s vision of sustainable, smart and resilient mobility. As the transport sector recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now the time to further develop sustainable transport modes and to fully exploit digital technologies.
The EU needs an efficient and interconnected multimodal transport system for both passengers and freight. This includes an affordable, reliable and performing rail network, an enhanced inland waterways navigation and infrastructure in maritime ports, a balanced interconnection between different modes of transport and an increased automation and interoperability for greater efficiency and safety of the transport network.
The indicative total budget of the call is available to support infrastructure projects on the Core and Comprehensive TEN-T networks in the following areas:
- inland waterways
- maritime and inland ports
- road safety
- rail-road terminals
- multimodal logistics platforms
- multimodal passenger hubs
- smart and interoperable applications for transport
- safe and secure mobility
- infrastructure resilience
Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from:
- One or more Member State;
- International organisations or public or private bodies established in an EU Member State, with the agreement of the Member State(s) concerned.
The CEF Transport programme is the key EU funding instrument for the development of high performing, sustainable and interconnected Trans-European transport networks, with a focus on the nine Core Network Corridors. The programme co-finances projects that enhance multimodality, improve infrastructure and advance innovation and new technologies.
The call for proposals supports projects under both the General, and Cohesion envelopes of the CEF Transport programme.
Prepare your proposal
A virtual information day will take place on 5 October 2022 10:00-14:40 CEST. The info day will cover the priorities and main aspects of the 2022 CEF Transport call evaluation and award process, and also gives tips on how to prepare and submit a successful proposal. Book your seat here, before 3 October 2022.
More information on this call can be found on the Funding and Tenders Portal of the European Union:
CEF 2 Transport – Projects on the Comprehensive Network – General envelope (CEF-T-2022-COMPGEN)
CEF 2 Transport – Projects on the Comprehensive Network – Cohesion envelope (CEF-T-2022-COMPCOEN)
How can AER help?
If you are looking for partners in other regions, contact the AER Project Unit, we can connect you.