In the context of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)1 and on the basis of the multi-annual work programme set out in Annex I of Commission Implementing Decision C(2015) 73582, a call for proposals is launched exclusively for proposals in Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund (Cohesion Member States).
This call for proposals addresses the following Funding 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, as described in sections 3.1 to 3.3 of the multi-annual work programme, falling within one of the Funding Objectives of the CEF Regulation described above:
Funding Objective 1:
Pre-identified projects on the corridors of the core network (railways, inland waterways, roads, maritime and inland ports);
Pre-identified projects on other sections of the core network (railways, inland waterways, roads, maritime and inland ports);
Rail Interoperability; and
European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS). Funding Objective 2:
Deployment of new technologies and innovation in all transport modes, with a focus on decarbonisation, safety and innovative technologies for the promotion of sustainability, operation, management, accessibility, multimodality and efficiency of the network; and
Safe and secure infrastructure, including safe and secure parking on the road core network. Funding Objective 3:
Single European Sky – SESAR;
River Information Services (RIS);
Intelligent Transport Services for Road (ITS);
Motorways of the Sea (MoS);
Actions implementing transport infrastructure in nodes of the Core Network, including urban nodes; and
Connections to and development of multimodal logistics platforms.