2018 CEF Transport call - General Envelope CEF-TR-2018 Closed!


This call for proposals addresses the following objectives of the CEF Regulation:

  • Funding Objective 1: bridging missing links, removing bottlenecks, enhancing rail interoperability, and, in particular, improving cross-border sections;
  • Funding Objective 2: ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems in the long run, with a view to preparing for expected future transport flows, as well as enabling all modes of transport to be decarbonised through transition to innovative low-carbon and energy-efficient transport technologies, while optimising safety; and
  • Funding Objective 3: optimising the integration and interconnection of transport modes and enhancing the interoperability of transport services, while ensuring the accessibility of transport infrastructures.


This call for proposals addresses a number of priorities:

Funding Objective 1:

  • Rail interoperability:
    • Specific objective 1: Interoperability of the rail system with Technical Specifications for Interoperability concerning Telematics Applications for Passengers (TAP) and Freight (TAF)
    • Specific objective 2: Railway system compliance with Interoperability and Safety Directives (including TSIs other than TAF/TAP) and TEN-T Guidelines European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS):
    • Specific objective 3: deployment of ERTMS trackside components on the Core Network

Funding Objective 2:

  • Safe and secure infrastructure, including safe and secure parking on the road core network:
    • Specific objective 4: road safety
    • Specific objective 5: safe and secure parkings
  • Innovation and new technologies in all transport modes:
    • Specific objective 6: improve multimodality through innovative digital and space-data based solutions
    • Specific objective 7: Support infrastructure to enhance multi-modal transport for passengers through innovative solutions
    • Specific objective 8: digital information systems
    • Specific objective 9: support, through digitalisation, for maritime and inland port operations

Funding Objective 3:

  • Intelligent Transport Services for road (ITS):
    • Specific objective 10: cooperative connected and automated mobility - cooperative ITS and automation
    • Specific objective 11: deployment of intelligent transport services under Directive 2010/40/EU
    • Specific objective 12: making more transport, traffic and travel data available
  • River Information Services (RIS):
    • Specific objective 13: deployment of on-board and of land-based components of RIS Connections to and development of multimodal logistics platforms.
    • Specific objective 14: connections by road, rail, inland waterways and short sea shipping to freight terminals and/or further development of these terminals
    • Specific objective 15: support infrastructure of terminals servicing combined transport operations.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 450,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 24 October 2018 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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