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Multimodal passenger hubs: studies
Connecting Europe Facility for Transport
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The general objective is to modernise transport infrastructure on the Core and Comprehensive Networks of the TEN-T.
In accordance with Article 9(2)(b)(vi) of the CEF Regulation, studies relating to projects aiming at seamless connections between long distance transport modes will be supported.
The projects (studies only):
- are located in an urban node of the Core Network in line with Annex II part 1 of the Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013;
- are part, with a specific indication of the location of the project, of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan established in accordance with the 2019 Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan or of an equivalent plan;
- improve accessibility for all users, especially for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility;
- allow for seamless connection between and with available long-distance transport modes (land connections to/between railway stations and/or airports and/or ports). However, projects including rail connections must be submitted under the topics concerning projects on the Core and Comprehensive Networks (General and Cohesion envelopes) (call ID’s: CEF-T-2023-COREGEN, CEF-T-2023-CORECOEN, CEF-T-2023-COMPGEN and CEF-T-2023-COMPCOEN). Connections with other type of public transport infrastructure will only be supported where rail connections do not exist and are not planned;
- may include safe connection with cycle infrastructure, allow safe connections with shared mobility solutions, as part of a wider project;
- may address infrastructure for access to public transport and transfers between transport modes within an existing of future planned multimodal passenger hub, including cycle and car sharing parking facilities, as part of a wider project.
Buildings in hubs can be funded only for their components relating to transport operations, such as to commuting of the passengers between different transport modes.
Regions / countries for funding
Moldova (Moldova), Ukraine (Україна)
Education and training institution, International organization, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Projects under Motorways of the Sea (topic id: CEF-T-2023-SUSTMOBGEN-MOS-WORKS) related to the establishment or upgrade of a short sea shipping link shall involve at least one TEN-T Core Network port in a Member State and another Core or Comprehensive Network port in another Member State. Projects related to the provision and use of short sea shipping, yet not linked to a specific port, shall involve the participation of at least two applicants from two different EU Member States.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
- Third countries associated to the CEF Programme (list of participating countries)
- Project applications located in associated third countries are eligible for funding in the present calls under the conditions set out in Article 8(1) of the TEN-T Regulation (EU) N° 1315/2013 and Articles 5(2) and 9(2) of the CEF Regulation (EU) 2021/1153.
- Exceptional funding — Entities from other countries (not listed above) are exceptionally eligible for projects of common interest in the field of transport if the granting authority considers their participation essential for the implementation of the project.
- 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).
- International 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 can NOT be part of the consortium.
other eligibility criteria
Financial support to third parties is not allowed.
The available call budget is split between 2 calls for proposals:
- CEF-T-2023-SUSTMOBGEN-MOS-WORKS: Motorways of the Sea – studies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SUSTMOBGEN-MULTHUB-Studies: Multimodal passenger hubs – Studies
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 budget-based mixed actual cost grant (actual costs, with unit cost and flat-rate elements). This means that it will reimburse ONLY certain types of costs (eligible costs) and costs that were actually incurred for your project (NOT the budgeted costs). For unit costs and flat-rates, you can charge the amounts calculated as explained in the Grant Agreement (see art 6 and Annex 2 and 2a).
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rates fixed in the Grant Agreement:
- maximum 50% for the costs of studies,
- maximum 30% for the costs of works for proposals related to ‘multimodal passenger hubs’,
- maximum 50% for the costs of works for proposals related to ‘Motorways of the Sea’, and
- maximum 70% for the costs of works in outermost regions.
Please be aware that project management costs (including related tasks, such as consortium-internal progress meetings, project reporting etc.) should not exceed 10% of total costs for the project.
The foreseen duration of the works and mixed projects should be 4-5 years maximum. For studies projects it should be 2-3 years maximum. In both cases, the end date set in the Grant Agreement will not be later than 31.12.2028.
Relevance for EU Macro-Region
EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
between 24 and 60 months
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have two parts:
- Part A (to be filled in directly online) contains administrative information about the participants (future coordinator and beneficiaries and affiliated entities), and the summarised budget for the project
- Part B (to be downloaded from the Portal submission system, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded as a PDF in the system) contains the technical description of the project.
Mandatory annexes and supporting documents (templates available to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed, assembled and re-uploaded):
- detailed budget table per WP/calculator
- activity reports of last year (unless exempted from operational capacity check; see section 7 of call document)
- list of previous projects (key projects for the last 4 years) (template available in Part B)
- timetable/Gantt chart
- agreement of the concerned Member State (letter of support)
- cost benefit analysis:
- for works and mixed projects with budget (total eligible costs) above EUR 10 000 000: full cost-benefit analysis (CBA) (report and cash flow template)
- for works and mixed projects with budget (total eligible costs) below EUR 10 000 000: simplified CBA calculator
- environmental compliance file (for works, for studies with physical interventions and for studies without physical interventions.
For applications concerning projects subject to an EIA, you may include a summary of the climate proofing process in the Portal Submission System under “Other Annexes".
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 120 pages.
CEF 2 Transport- Projects related to sustainable and multimodal mobility – General envelope Call documentCEF 2 Transport- Projects related to sustainable and multimodal mobility – General envelope Call document(532kB)