24 November 2022
Grants from the transport component of the European Interconnection Facility support the development of efficient, sustainable and effectively interconnected trans-European networks.
Priorities and funded actions
The European Interconnection Facility (EIF) aims to support investment in the construction of new transport infrastructure in Europe or in the rehabilitation and modernisation of existing infrastructure.
- Contribute to the development of projects of common interest relating to efficient, interconnected and multimodal networks and infrastructure supporting intelligent, interoperable, sustainable, inclusive, accessible and safe and secure mobility;
- Adapt parts of the TEN-T for dual use of transport infrastructure to improve both civil and military mobility.
- Inland waterways and ports;
- Roads, road-rail terminals and multimodal logistics platforms;
- Intelligent applications for transport;
- Intelligent and interoperable mobility;
- Sustainable and multimodal mobility;
- Safe and secure mobility;
- TEN-T adaptation for dual-use civil defence.
Among financed actions:
- Construction/modernisation of cross-border links and missing links;
- Improvement of capacity and efficiency of existing lines, including elimination of level crossings and upgrades necessary for 740 metre long trains and international rail passenger and freight transport;
- Electrification of railways and upgrading of electrification systems…
- Inland waterways and ports:
- Upgrading of waterways and related infrastructure, such as locks and weirs/dams, to achieve stable or improved navigation conditions, performance and/or more capacity for ship passage;
- Automation of waterway infrastructure (e.g. locks, weirs/dams, bridges) to improve operation and monitoring;
- Interconnection between inland waterways and maritime transport;
- Access, including safe access by aids to navigation, to inland ports and waterways;
- Port reception facilities for oil and other wastes (including exhaust gas residues cleaning systems);
- Providing or improving road/rail access and connections in inland ports…
- Shore power supply;
- Ensuring year-round navigability through dredging and icebreaking facilities to meet environmental requirements…
- Safe and secure mobility:
- Safety assessment studies of basic road infrastructure and overall development of comprehensive action plans for improved safety levels;
- Improving the resilience of transport infrastructure, particularly in the face of climate change and natural disasters through infrastructure upgrades or intelligent monitoring systems…
Mr. Henrik HOLOLEI
Directorate-general for Mobility and Transport