Community financial assistance to improve the environmental performance of the freight transport system 2003-2006 MARCO POLO I Closed!


The objective of the programme is to reduce congestion, to improve the environmental performance of the transport system and to enhance intermodal transport, thereby contributing to an efficient and sustainable transport system, for the period from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2010 in order to achieve, by the end of the Programme, a traffic shift of the expected yearly aggregate increase of international road freight traffic, measured in tonnekilometres, to short sea shipping, rail and inland waterways or to a combination of modes of transport in which road journeys are as short as possible.


  • Modal shift action.
  • Catalyst actions.
  • Common learning actions.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 75,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

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