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SESAR Common Project One implementation projects – works
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 the Article 9(2)(b)(ii) of the CEF Regulation, works related to the timely and synchronised implementation of Common Project One (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/116 of 1/02/2021) in accordance with the deployment approach defined in the SESAR Deployment ProgrammeThe SESAR Deployment Programme 2022 edition will be supported.
This Call for Proposals addresses the short-term implementation needs stemming from the SESAR Deployment Programme. These needs are defined considering: technical aspects, which make the related sub-functionalities essential to advance in the implementation of the overarching ATM functionality; the implementation status of the relevant ATM functionalities or sub-functionalities, aiming to fill any current implementation gaps; and the contribution to network performance, focussing on the SESAR Deployment Programme ‘Families’ that mostly contribute to network performance improvements, to digitalisation and to the objectives of the European Green Deal.
Implementation projects (Article 10 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 409/2013) related to any of the following sub-functionalities defined in the Annex of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/116 of 1/02/2021 will be supported under this topic:
- ATM sub-functionality on AMAN / DMAN integration
- ATM sub-functionality on airport operations plan, limited to the Extended Airport Operations Plan
- ATM sub-functionality on AOP/NOP integration
- ATM sub-functionality on meteorological information exchange
- ATM sub-functionality on cooperative network information exchange
- ATM sub-functionality on flight information exchange (Yellow profile)
The SESAR Deployment Manager must be the coordinator of each of the projects submitted under this topic. Applicants to this topic must coordinate their applications with the SESAR Deployment Manager who will advise them on the relevance and compliance of their proposals with the SESAR Deployment Programme and the priorities of this call for proposals. The SESAR Deployment Manager will also consolidate, as appropriate, the relevant implementation projects into one or more projects to ensure the effective and optimal synchronisation of the projects in accordance with the SESAR Deployment Programme.
If selected, it is essential that the proposed projects fully implement the above-mentioned sub-functionalities within the agreed timeframe that will be defined in the grant agreement and by the respective legal implementation deadlines defined in Common Project One. For this purpose, proposals must define clear milestones, consistent with the SESAR Deployment Programme, that allow a close follow-up of the progress of the projects. Where appropriate, proposals must include a milestone requiring the submission of requests to the competent authorities for the certification/approval of the infrastructure and the submission of the change of the functional system resulting from the implementation of the above-mentioned functionalities that are necessary for operational implementation.
The Commission encourages and supports operational stakeholders to be ‘First movers’ in implementing Common Projects. Consequently, the specific subjects that are addressed under this topic might not be included in future calls for proposals or may be proposed with a reduced funding rate.
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)
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 12 calls for proposals:
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-ERTMS-UNITS: ERTMS – unit contribution
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-ITS-WORKS: ITS – studies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-RIS-WORKS: RIS – studies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-EMSWe-WORKS: EMSWe – studies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-VTMIS-WORKS: VTMIS – studies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-eFTI-WORKS: eFTI – studies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-DATA-WORKS: Data – studies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-NEWTECH-STUDIES: New technologies and innovation – studies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-REMIB-WORKS: Removing interoperability barriersstudies, works or mixed
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-SESAR-DSDU-WORKS: SESAR digital sky demonstrators for a greener, more scalable and resilient ATM – works
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-SESAR-CP-WORKS: SESAR Common Project One implementation projects – works
- CEF-T-2023-SIMOBGEN-SESAR-OP-WORKS: Other ATM Projects – Works or Mixed
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 works 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)
- 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 smart and interoperable mobility – General envelope Call documentCEF 2 Transport - Projects related to smart and interoperable mobility – General envelope Call document(755kB)