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Sectors: Environment, Innovation, Transport

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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CEF Transport – Blending Facility – 2019
Funds for: promoting the participation of private sector investors and financial institutions in projects contributing to the environmental sustainability and efficiency of transport in Europe

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Deployment of European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS);
* Deployment of Alternative Fuels

Priorities
* To promote substantial participation of private-sector investors and financial institutions in infrastructure investment;
* To complete timely and efficiently a number of TEN-T projects in their entirety or in significant parts;
* To support the realisation of a robust and resource efficient European transport system;
* To address climate change;
* To contribute directly to the achievement of important transport policy objectives, such as: a better interoperability of the railways networks, facilitating the functioning of the internal market and savings in terms of the environmental effects of transport;
* To contribute to overcoming deficiencies of the European debt capital markets by offering risk-sharing for debt financing in the transport sector

Among financed actions
* For the deployment of ERTMS:
– For on-board: an ERTMS Baseline 3 equipped vehicle; 
– For track-side: equivalent of one double track km (including ETCS and/or GSM-R and/or interlockings deployed);

* For the deployment of Alternative Fuels:
– CNG: infrastructure, trucks and buses, vessels, railway vehicles;
– LNG: infrastructure, trucks and buses, vessels, railway vehicles;
– Electricity: infrastructure, trucks and buses, vessels, railway vehicles;
– Hydrogen: infrastructure, trucks and buses, vessels, railway vehicles

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Eligibility:
– Be either:
> One or more Member States;
> Iinternational organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies or entities established in Member States with the agreement of the Member States concerned;
> Entities which do not have legal personality under the applicable national law, with the agreement of the Member States concerned, provided that their representatives have the capacity to assume legal obligations on their behalf and offer a guarantee for the protection of the Union’s financial interests equivalent to that offered by legal persons;
– Actions must be part of a Project of Common Interest identified in the TEN-T Regulation;

– The actions must take place on, or within a maximum distance of 10 km from the trajectories of the TEN-T Core Network, or in nodes of the Core Network;
– Works relating to mobile assets concerning either the deployment of ERTMS on on-board components or deployment of alternative fuels shall be eligible provided they are used on the European transport network