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Objectives

The general objectives of the CEF are to build, develop, modernise and complete the trans-European networks in the transport, energy and digital sectors and to facilitate cross-border cooperation in the field of renewable energy, taking into account the long-term decarbonisation commitments and the goals of increasing European competitiveness; smart, sustainable and inclusive growth; territorial, social and economic cohesion; and the access to and integration of the internal market, with an emphasis on facilitating the synergies among the transport, energy and digital sectors.
 
The specific objectives of the CEF are:

  1. in the transport sector:
    1. to contribute to the development of projects of common interest relating to efficient, interconnected and multimodal networks and infrastructure for smart, interoperable, sustainable, inclusive, accessible, safe and secure mobility in accordance with the objectives of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013; and
    2. to adapt parts of the TEN-T for the dual use of the transport infrastructure with a view to improving both civilian and military mobility;
  2. in the energy sector:
    1. to contribute to the development of projects of common interest relating to further integration of an efficient and competitive internal energy market, interoperability of networks across borders and sectors, facilitating decarbonisation of the economy, promoting energy efficiency and ensuring security of supply; and
    2. to facilitate cross-border cooperation in the area of energy, including renewable energy;
  3. in the digital sector: to contribute to the development of projects of common interest relating to the deployment of and access to safe and secure very high capacity networks, including 5G systems, and to the increased resilience and capacity of digital backbone networks on Union territories by linking them to neighbouring territories, as well as to the digitalisation of transport and energy networks.

Actions

 In the transport sector, only the following actions shall be eligible to receive Union financial support under this Regulation: 

  1. actions relating to efficient, interconnected, interoperable and multimodal networks for the development of railway, road, inland waterway and maritime infrastructure:
  2. actions relating to smart, interoperable, sustainable, multimodal, inclusive, accessible, safe and secure mobility
  3. under the specific objective referred to in Article 3(2), point (a)(ii), and in accordance with Article 12, actions or specific activities within an action, supporting parts, new or existing, of the TEN-T suitable for military transport, in order to adapt the TEN-T to dual-use infrastructure requirements.

 In the energy sector, only the following actions shall be eligible to receive Union financial support under this Regulation: 

  1. actions relating to projects of common interest as set out at Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013;
  2. actions supporting cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy, including innovative solutions, as well as storage of renewable energy, and their conception, as defined in Part IV of the Annex, subject to the fulfilment of the conditions laid down in Article 7. 

In the digital sector, only the following actions shall be eligible to receive Union financial support under this Regulation:

  1. actions supporting the deployment of and access to very high capacity networks, including 5G systems, capable of providing Gigabit connectivity in areas where socioeconomic drivers are located;
  2. actions supporting the provision of very high-quality local wireless connectivity in local communities that is free of charge and without discriminatory conditions;
  3. actions implementing the uninterrupted coverage with 5G systems of all major transport paths, including the TEN-T, such as the actions listed in Part V, point 3, of the Annex;
  4. actions supporting the deployment of new or the significant upgrading of existing backbone networks, including submarine cables, within and between Member States and between the Union and third countries, such as the actions listed in Part V, point 3, of the Annex, as well as other actions supporting the deployment of backbone networks referred to in that point;
  5. actions implementing digital connectivity infrastructure requirements related to cross-border projects in the areas of transport or energy or supporting operational digital platforms directly associated to transport or energy infrastructures, or both

 

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 33.710,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)