CEF Transport

Grant to support the trans-European transport networks

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Improving transport networks

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport

CEF Transport, which is part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), is a financing instrument that supports the improvement and strengthening of the Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T). By means of CEF Transport, the European Commission is building the core and comprehensive transport networks for goods and passengers in Europe. It is intended to connect all of the major hubs, transshipment terminals, ports, airports and cities. There is an increased focus on sustainable, safe and smart transport of goods and passengers.

In short

CEF Transport overview

For whom?

Government (national, provinces, municipalities)

Enterprises (port authorities, industrial, logistics and service-providing companies)

When to apply

Each year, a new call for proposals for CEF Transport is published. The current call opened on 13 September 2022 and closes on 18 January 2023.

How much?

From 2021 to 2027, CEF Transport has more than 25.8 billion euros available to support European projects.

The grant amounts are as follows:

  • Studies or study projects with pilot activities: up to 50% of project costs
  • Implementation projects: up to 30 to 50% of project costs
  • Implementation projects for military mobility (dual use): up to 50% of project costs

For what?

Studies or study projects with pilot activities

Implementation projects

Implementation projects for military mobility (dual use)

Overview of

CEF Transport themes

  • Providing solutions for missing links in the transport network
  • Removing existing infrastructural bottlenecks
  • Improving the connections between the railroad networks and transport services of member countries
  • Improving cross-border infrastructure
  • Improving the sustainability and efficiency of transport systems
  • Making the switch to innovative, low-carbon, energy-efficient transport technologies.
CEF Transport railways

Meet the requirements

CEF Transport conditions

There are a number of terms of eligibility associated with this grant scheme, including the following:

To qualify for financial support from CEF Transport, your project must be designated as a project of common interest (PCI).

A project is only eligible for CEF Transport if it has been approved by the countries in which the implementers of the project are located.

Get in touch

What can EGEN do for you?

If you have ideas for a project that is a match for one of the CEF Transport themes, please tell us about them. We have already handled several successful CEF Transport grant applications and would be happy to help you too!

“The way in which we will travel and transport goods in the coming years is going to be more sustainable, and I am excited to be able to contribute to these physical changes. My perseverance in turning projects into a good-news story and bringing the right parties together is my main asset.”

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Part of CEF Transport

CEF Transport AFIF

The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF), part of CEF Transport, focuses specifically on innovation and improvements in the European alternative fuels infrastructure. AFIF’s rolling call for proposals will remain in force until 2023, as long as budget remains available.

CEF Transport aviation

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