Almost EUR1 billion of financing is available for European transport infrastructure projects in three separate work programmes under the 2009 Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Calls for Proposals, launched on 31 March. This includes a EUR500 million allocation as part of the Commission's European Economic Recovery Plan, with the aim of stimulating economic demand in construction and other sectors by accelerating investments which can be largely implemented during 2009-2010.
Additionally, there will be funding opportunities under the TEN-T Multi-Annual Programme, with priorities including 'Motorways of the Sea' freight routes, Intelligent Transport Systems integrating information and communications technology for road safety, and harmonised rail signalling systems. The complementary TEN-T Annual Programme includes EUR60 million in loan guarantees. Proposals will be evaluated on their relevance to TEN-T priorities and policy objectives, their impact - particularly on the environment -and their completeness, clarity, soundness and coherence.
Deadline: 15 May