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CEF – Technical Assistance Member States – Cohesion Envelope – 2021

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport is the funding instrument to realise European transport infrastructure policy. It aims at supporting investments in building new transport infrastructure in Europe or rehabilitating and upgrading the existing one.

17.5 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions European Union

Countries eligible to the grant are EU Member States eligible to the Cohesion Fund: Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To support the Member States to successfully implement and effectively manage the TEN-T related infrastructure investments.

Among financed activities

  • WP1 – CEF 21-27: Communication, appraisal of CEF project proposals and technical monitoring of CEF 2021-2024 selected CEF actions:
    • Communication actions relating to the CEF Programme, its actions and results in national languages, incl. organisation of national “Info days”, distribution of newsletters, social media communication and updated information on official websites with links to relevant EU websites;
    • Appraisal of CEF project proposals: assessment of the compliance of project proposals with Call requirements and national priorities and signature of Member State agreement before project submission;
    • Technical monitoring of the selected ongoing projects to ensure maximum absorption of the national Cohesion allocation.
  • WP2 – CEF 14-20: Legacy management for technical and financial monitoring:
    • Technical monitoring and financial control of projects selected under CEF 2014-2020 in close cooperation with the Commission;
    • Certification that the expenditure incurred in respect of projects or parts thereof has been disbursed and that the disbursement was in conformity with the relevant rules.
  • WP3 – Cooperation within the Core Network Corridors:
    • Participation in meetings such as Corridor Fora, working groups and conferences;
    • Consultation and approval of the regularly updated Corridor Work Plans;
    • Cooperation with the European Coordinators, national stakeholders and other Member States.
  • WP4 – Cooperation within the Rail freight Corridors ensuring adequate coordination with the Core Network Corridors:
    • Preparation of, participation in and follow-up to meetings at corridor level involving stakeholders of the rail freight corridor and of the corresponding core network corridor;
    • Preparation of, participation in and follow-up to meetings for coordination between several or all rail freight corridors;
    • Coordination activities within the Member State involving in particular the infrastructure manager(s), railway undertakings, terminal owners and managers, regional and local authorities and other relevant stakeholders;
    • Preparation of the report pursuant to Article 22 of the Regulation aligned with the guidance of the Commission on the structure and content of the report (Ares(2020)377972).
  • WP5 – Updating and reporting via automated data exchange with TENtec:
    • Phase 1: Initiating and planning phase to identify appropriate staff internally and externally and to kick-start the analysis. Mapping and analysis of existing systems/databases at national and regional level; Setting up a project implementation plan up to 2024; Drafting of the first report;
    • Phase 2: Implementation and coordination with relevant stakeholders at MS and DG MOVE level on the implementation. Preparation of the IT infrastructure and the necessary processes including internal and external testing with DG MOVE TENtec, before deployment of the final solution in production and real-time tests;
    • Phase 3: Closing and evaluating the project with the implementation of potential additional modifications and adaptations and drafting of the final report summarising the entire project lifecycle.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: up to 31/12/2024.


  • Be an EU Member State eligible to the Cohesion Fund.
  • Available call budget: 17.5 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: min. 500,000 euro
  • The grant will be a lump sum grant.

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