|Acronym || CEF-T |
|Type of Fund || Direct Management
|Description of programme |
"Connecting Europe Facility for Transport"
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
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.
|Link || Link to Programme |
for transport - ERTMS – unit contribution
|Description of call |
for transport - ERTMS – unit contribution"
The general objective is to
modernise transport infrastructure on the Core and Comprehensive Networks of the TEN-T.
accordance with the Article 9(2)(b)(ii) of the CEF Regulation, the following Actions will be supported:
Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS) on-board and track-side deployment with a priority to rolling out ERTMS on the entire
Core Network. Actions shall be:
- compliant with Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/919 (Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/919
of 27 May 2016 on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the ‘control-command and signalling’ subsystems
of the rail system in the European Union (OJ L 158, 15.6.2016, p. 1)) as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/776(Commission
Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/776 of 16 May 2019 amending Commission Regulations (EU) No 321/2013, (EU) No 1299/2014,
(EU) No 1301/2014, (EU) No 1302/2014, (EU) No 1303/2014 and (EU) 2016/919 and Commission Implementing Decision 2011/665/EU
as regards the alignment with Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the implementation
of specific objectives set out in Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2017/1474 (OJ L 139 I, 27.5.2019, p. 108)), or subsequent
versions, and with Directive (EC) No 2008/57 (Directive 2008/57/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June
2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (Recast) (OJ L 191, 18.7.2008, p. 1)) and Directive (EC)
No 2004/49 (Directive 2004/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on safety on the Community's
railways and amending Council Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings and Directive 2001/14/EC on the
allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety
certification (Railway Safety Directive) (OJ L 164, 30.4.2004, p. 44)), or Directive (EU) No 2016/797 (Directive (EU) 2016/797
of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European
Union (OJ L 138, 26.5.2016, p. 44)) and Directive (EU) No 2016/798 (Directive (EU) 2016/798 of the European Parliament and
of the Council of 11 May 2016 on railway safety (OJ L 138, 26.5.2016, p. 102)) or subsequent versions;
- baseline 3
(B3) compliant - the set of specifications #2 or #3 in table A2.2 or A2.3 of the Annex of Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/919
as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/776 (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/776 of 16 May 2019
amending Commission Regulations (EU) No 321/2013, (EU) No 1299/2014, (EU) No 1301/2014, (EU) No 1302/2014, (EU) No 1303/2014
and (EU) 2016/919 and Commission Implementing Decision 2011/665/EU as regards the alignment with Directive (EU) 2016/797 of
the European Parliament and of the Council and the implementation of specific objectives set out in Commission Delegated Decision
(EU) 2017/1474 (OJ L 139 I, 27.5.2019, p. 108)), or subsequent versions;
- supported in the form of unit contributions
as defined in the Commission Decision authorising the use of unit costs to support the deployment of ERTMS under the Connecting
Europe Facility (CEF) - Transport (https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/default/files/2021-07-22-ertms-af-noise.pdf).
relevant, ERTMS actions will be coordinated with 5G corridors deployment.
Where relevant, the above mentioned actions
shall take into account the innovative new technologies and solutions in the fields of smart applications for transport resulting
from Horizon Europe activities.
Digital platforms supported under CEF must be accessible for use by all operators on
a non-discriminatory basis.
The foreseen duration of the action should be 4-5 years maximum.
|Link || Link to Call |
|Thematic Focus || Mobility & Transport/Traffic
, Digitisation, ICT, Telecommunication |
|Funding area || EU Member States |
Countries and Territories (OCTs)
|Origin of Applicant || EU Member States
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
|Eligible applicants || Federal
State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs
(between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Public Services, Other, National Government, Start
Up Company, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association |
details || Proposals shall be submitted by: |
- one or more EU Member States
- by international
organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States (with the
agreement of the Member States concerned).
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries,
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
- third countries associated to
- Entities from other countries are exceptionally
eligible for projects of common interest in the field of transport, energyand digital and for cross-border projects in the
field of renewable energy, if the granting authority considers their participation essential for the implementation of the
- Natural persons are NOT eligible (with the exception of self-employed persons, i.e. sole
traders, where the company does not have legalpersonality separate from that of the natural person).
organisations are eligible. The rules on eligible countries do not apply to them.
- Entities without
legal personality under their national law may exceptionally participate, provided that their representatives have
the capacity to undertake legal obligations on their behalf, and offer guaranteesfor the protection of the EU financial interests
equivalent to that offered by legal persons.
- EU bodies (with the exception of the European Commission
Joint Research Centre) can NOT be part of the consortium.
|| No |
|Project duration max || 60 months |
info || |
Proposal page limits and layout:
limit - part B: 120 pages
- 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
annexes and supporting documents (to be uploaded):
- detailed budget table per WP (template available in the
- activity reports of last year
- list of previous projects (key projects for the last 4 years)
(template available in Part B)
- timetable/Gantt chart
- agreement by the concerned Member States (letters of
- environmental compliance file (for works and for studies with physical interventions)
|Type of Funding || Grants
|Financial details || |
The available call budget for Actions related to smart and interoperable
mobility – General envelope (CEF-T-2021-SIMOBGEN) is EUR 400,000,000.
In order to ensure efficiency
in EU funding interventions, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications for projects with a total requested
EU contribution to the eligible costs of no less than EUR 1,000,000. Where possible, related projects should be grouped and
submitted as one proposal.
The grant will be a unit grant. This means that it will reimburse a fixed amount per unit,
based on unit costs, unit contributions or financing not linked to costs.
|| Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding
& Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. Paper submissions are NOTpossible. |
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