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Call: Technical Assistance Member States

Acronym CEF-T
Type of Fund Direct Management
Description of programme
"Connecting Europe Facility for Transport"

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport is the funding instrument to realise European transport infrastructure policy. It aims at supporting investments in building new transport infrastructure in Europe or rehabilitating and upgrading the existing one.

Trans-European Networks for Transport (TEN-T) policy objectives foresee:

  • completion by 2030 of the Core Network, structured around nine multimodal Core Network Corridors.
  • completion by 2050 of the Comprehensive Network in order to facilitate accessibility to all European regions

CEF Transport focuses on cross-border projects and projects aiming at removing bottlenecks or bridging missing links in various sections of the Core Network and on the Comprehensive Network (link), as well as for horizontal priorities such as traffic management systems.

CEF Transport also supports innovation in the transport system in order to improve the use of infrastructure, reduce the environmental impact of transport, enhance energy efficiency and increase safety.

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Technical Assistance Member States
Description of call
"Technical Assistance Member States"

Themes and priorities:

The scope of activities supported under this technical assistance will support the Member States to successfully implement and effectively manage the TEN-T related infrastructure investments.

Activities that can be funded:

Technical Assistance to Member States projects shall address the following Work Packages and their corresponding tasks and deliverables as defined in the lump sum decision.

  • WP1. Cooperation within the Core Network Corridors
  1. Participation in meetings such as Corridor Fora, working groups and conferences;
  2. Consultation and approval of the regularly updated Corridor Work Plans;
  3. Cooperation with the European Coordinators, national stakeholders and other Member States.
  • WP2. Cooperation within the Rail freight Corridors ensuring adequate coordination with the Core Network Corridors
  1. Preparation of, participation in and follow-up to meetings at corridor level involving stakeholders of the rail freight corridor and of the corresponding core network corridor;
  2. Preparation of, participation in and follow-up to meetings for coordination between several or all rail freight corridors;
  3. Coordination activities within the Member State involving in particular the infrastructure manager(s), railway undertakings, terminal owners and managers, regional and local authorities and other relevant stakeholders;
  4. Preparation of the report pursuant to Article 22 of the Regulation aligned with the guidance of the Commission on the structure and content of the report (Ares(2020)377972).
  • WP3. Updating and reporting via automated data exchange with TENtec
  1. Phase 1: Initiating and planning phase to identify appropriate staff internally and externally and to kick-start the analysis. Mapping and analysis of existing systems/databases at national and regional level. Setting up a project implementation plan up to 2024. Drafting of the first report;
  2. Phase 2: Implementation and coordination with relevant stakeholders at MS and DG MOVE level on the implementation. Preparation of the IT infrastructure and the necessary processes including internal and external testing with DG MOVE TENtec, before deployment of the final solution in production and real-time tests;
  3. Phase 3: Closing and evaluating the project with the implementation of potential additional modifications and adaptations and drafting of the final report summarising the entire project lifecycle.

Member States may decide not to include all the above Work Packages or years in the scope of their application ensuring smooth transition with CEF 2014 - 2020 “Programme Support Action” (PSA) Grant Agreements.

As the lump sum support will be calculated at the level of the defined work packages, the content of a chosen work package cannot be modified.

Payment of the lump sum is conditional on the completeness of the deliverables addressing the elements listed above and defined in the lump sum decision. In case of Member States benefitting from the CEF support in 2021, notably in the form of Programme Support Action (PSA), there should be no overlap with an application subject to this call. Therefore, the start date in the application can only be after the end of the respective PSA for a given Member State.

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Thematic Focus Mobility & Transport/Traffic
Funding area EU Member States
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
Eligible applicants National Government, Public Services, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority
Applicant details According to section 9 of the Work Programme for 2021-2023 the grant is to be awarded to the Member States.
Recurring Call No
Project duration max 36 months
Further info

Proposal page limits and layout:

  • Part A to be filled in directly online  (administrative information, summarised budget, call-specific questions, etc.)
  • Part B to be downloaded from the Portal submission system, completed and re-uploaded as a PDF in the system
  • mandatory annexes and supporting documents (to be uploaded):
    • detailed budget table per WP (template available in the Submission System)
    • timetable/Gantt chart
Page limit - part B: 120 pages
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details

The available call budget for Actions related to Technical Assistance to Member State – General Envelope is EUR 19,000,000.

Project budget (maximum grant amount): projects of any budget are admitted provided they are above EUR 500,000.

For this topic the grant will be a lump sum grant. This means that it will reimburse a fixed amount, based on a lump sum or financing not linked to costs. The amount will be fixed by the granting authority on the basis of the variable amounts it has prefixed and the estimates indicated by the beneficiaries in their project budget.

Submission Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. Paper submissions are NOTpossible.
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