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Sectors: Innovation, Local development, Transport

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Local and Regional authorities, SMEs

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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The global obective of this call for proposal is to removing bottlenecks, enhancing rail interoperability, bridging missing links and, in particular, improving crossborder sections.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To remove bottlenecks;
– To enhance rail interoperability;
– To bridge missing links;
– To improve crossborder sections.

– This call for proposals addresses priority “Railways, inland waterways and roads projects on the core network including connections to inland and maritime ports and airports”;
– To implement transport infrastructure projects (studies and works) aimed at implementing the core network which are not included in the pre-identified sections and projects of Part I of Annex I of the CEF Regulation;
– To increase the use of private finance in trans-European transport infrastructure financing as an alternative and complement to the traditional grant funding;
– To plugg financing gaps for strategic investments, in particular for TEN-T priorities such as rail and inland waterways projects.

Among financed actions
– Works or studies aiming at accelerating the removal of bottlenecks (in terms of capacity and service quality) which hinder the traffic flows on Core Network;
– Upgrade of waterways in order to achieve stable or improved navigation conditions and/or more capacity for the passage of vessels in the meaning of Articles 15 and 16 of the TEN-T Union Guidelines;
– Creation of new waterways;
– Removal of bottlenecks.