Call: Core Network Rail – studies
|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:
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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Core Network Rail – studies
|Description of call |
"Core Network Rail – studies"
The objective is to develop rail transport infrastructure projects on the Core Network of the TEN-T.
Studies related to:
Support will not be given to railway stations, except for railway infrastructure components. If the Action includes such components, they shall be presented as a separate work package. Neither shall support be given to activities related to the Class B systems. Actions shall comply with the provisions of Directive 2016/797 on the interoperability of the rail system (Directive 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 which replaces Directive 2008/57/EC as of 31 October 2020 (OJ L 138, 26.5.2016, p. 44)) and with the related Technical Specifications for Interoperability. Where relevant, Actions shall also be compatible with the alignment of operating procedures accross borders in order to ensure the most effective use of the supported infrastructure.
In accordance with Article 9(2)(a)(i) of the CEF Regulation, Actions addressing the Core Network may include related elements on the Comprehensive Network, when necessary to optimize the investment. These elements may form up to 10% of the total eligible costs of the Action and shall be presented as a separate work package.
Facilities and infrastructure supported under CEF must be accessible for use by all operators on a non-discriminatory basis.
The foreseen duration of the action should be 2-3 years maximum.
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||Mobility & Transport/Traffic , Disaster Prevention, Resiliance, Risk Management|
|Funding area|| EU Member States
Overseas 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|
|Applicant details|| Proposals shall be submitted by: |
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
|Project duration max||36 months|
|Further info|| |
Proposal page limits and layout:
|Type of Funding||Grants|
|Financial details|| |
The available call budget for Projects on the Core Network – General envelope (CEF-T-2021-COREGEN) is EUR 1,620,000,000.
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 costs will be reimbursed at the funding rates fixed in the Grant Agreement (50% for the costs of studies, 70% for the costs of works in outermost regions (not applicable for inland waterways), 50% for the other costs categories (‘project funding rate’) for Actions supporting inland waterways and 30% for the other costs categories (‘project funding rate’) for Actions supporting the other transport modes.
You can apply for a higher project funding rate if your project concerns:
|Submission||Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. Paper submissions are NOTpossible.|