Over €1.2 billion to fund key Trans-European Transport Network projects

The European Commission published a set of Calls for Proposals under the 2012 Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) multi-annual and annual programmes, making €1.265 billion available to finance European transport infrastructure projects in all transport modes in all EU Member States.

The new call for proposals published by the European Commission have the aim to grant €1.265 billion available to finance European transport infrastructure projects in all transport modes – air, rail, road, and maritime/inland waterways– plus logistics and intelligent transport systems, and all EU Member States. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 28 February 2013.

The TEN-T multi-annual programme traditionally finances the highest priorities of the TEN-T network. This year's multi-annual call focuses on the 30 TEN-T Priority Projects; on European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS), enabling interoperability on the European rail network; on River Information Services (RIS), involving traffic management infrastructure on the inland waterway network; on Air Traffic Management (ATM), implementing the Single European Sky and ATM modernisation objectives, on Motorways of the Sea (MoS) providing viable alternatives for congested roads by shifting freight to sea routes; and on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), including the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS), promoting inter-modality and improvement of the safety and reliability of the network.

The annual programme complements the multi-annual programme and directs funding to four distinct priorities which are the acceleration/facilitation of the implementation of TEN-T projects; measures to promote innovation and new technologies for transport infrastructure and facilities contributing to decarbonisation or the reduction of external costs in general; support to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and innovative financial instruments; support to the long term implementation of the TEN-T, in particular corridors. The TEN-T Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) manages the technical and financial implementation of the TEN-T programme, under the auspices of Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport.