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Over €1 billion of extra EU funding on offer for Connecting Europe, Horizon 2020 and legacy transport programmes in INEA General Call

The European Commission Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) yesterday announced €7.5 billion of funding in two calls across 12 priority areas in its 2015 Multi-Annual Work Programme for the Connecting Europe Facility.

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is the successor of the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA), which was created by the European Commission in 2006 to manage the technical and financial implementation of its TEN-T programme.

INEA officially started its activities on 1 January 2014 to implement the following EU programmes:

  • Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
  • Parts of Horizon 2020 – Smart, green, and integrated transport + Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • Legacy programmes: TEN-T and Marco Polo 2007-2013

INEA's main objective is to increase the efficiency of the technical and financial management of the programmes it manages.

 

Cohesion Call for reducing economic and social disparities

The €6.47 billion Cohesion Call addresses all of the priorities but is open only to projects in EU Member States eligible for the Cohesion Fund. The Cohesion Fund is aimed at Member States whose Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average. For the 2014-2020 period, the Cohesion Fund concerns Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

 

General call open to all EU Member States

The €1.09 billion General Call is open to all EU Member States, and applies to nine of the 12 priorities, in particular:

  • European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
  • New Technologies and Innovation
  • Safe and Secure Infrastructure
  • Single European Sky – SESAR
  • River Information Services (RIS)
  • Intelligent Transport Services for Road (ITS)
  • Motorways of the Sea (MoS)
  • Transport infrastructure in nodes of the Core Network
  • Multimodal logistics platforms.

 

INEA Info Day on 30 November 2015

INEA, along with the European Commission, will hold an Info Day on 30 November 2015 in Brussels to present the political priorities and content of each Call. The Info Day will also provide participants with practical information about how to prepare a successful proposal, as well as other background information relevant to the application and evaluation process.

 

Experts needed

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission’s independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields.

If you fit the profile and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, you can sign up via the Participant Portal.

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