The Commission is awarding EUR4.75 million in grants to promote the objectives of the common transport policy, namely: i) road safety; ii) creation and promotion of the internal market, particularly in the fields of inland waters and maritime transport; and iii) transport security. The ultimate goal of these grants is to complement national, regional or local initiatives and to consolidate successful EU initiatives on the basis of current economic, social and technological trends.
The type of activities likely to be funded are: i) research and dissemination of best practices, and ii) coordination and harmonisation of standards and procedures. Other operations having other characteristics and meeting the ultimate goals above could be consider for funding. The innovative character, visibility, multiplier effect, cost-effectiveness and European dimension of the project are key award criteria.
Deadline: 15 September.