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 to allocate funding from the general envelope of the CEF.
This call for proposals is launched under 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.
Each Funding Objective addresses a number of priorities, as described in sections 3.1.4 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:
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.