Second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility: 7.6 billion euro to transport projects

November 5, 2015

Hat: The Commission is launching the second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility

Funding Scheme: 2015-11-05

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Amorce:

“Efficient, intelligent and sustainable transportation is essential to Europe’s competitiveness” said Violeta Bulc

The 2015 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals, published on 5 November 2015, make €7.5 billion of funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector

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As team Juncker enters its second year in office, today the European Commission is taking further action to stimulate investment in Europe by launching the second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) endowed with more than €7.6 billion to finance key transport projects. €6.5 billion are earmarked for projects in Member States eligible to the EU Cohesion Fund, in order to better integrate these countries into the internal market.

Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said: “An optimal use of the Connecting Europe Facility instruments is an integral part of the Commission’s Investment Plan. Transport infrastructure is in dire need of investment and today’s announcement of more than €7.6 billion to finance key transport projects is excellent news. I encourage project promoters to use the new Advisory Hub to get their proposals in good shape, and to submit them to the Project Portal which will be launched in January.”

EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc added, “Efficient, intelligent and sustainable transportation is essential to Europe’s competitiveness. With this new CEF call, we are not only looking for waterway or rail projects; we are aiming at creating jobs and boosting growth. The focus on the Cohesion states also reflects our willingness to better interconnect Europe and move towards a deeper internal market, another priority of the Commission.”

 

>> Read Connecting Europe Facility – call for proposals 2015

 

Support will be granted on a competitive basis in the form of EU co-financing, following a thorough evaluation and selection process. Applicants have until 16 February 2016 to submit their proposals. The outcome of the calls will be published by summer 2016.

 

>>> Call abstract is available on Welcomeurope website <<<

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