In the last Calls of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) Programme the European Commission selected a total of 106 projects that will benefit from over €320 million in EU support for improving transport infrastructure across Europe. The 52 projects selected from the 2013 Multi-Annual Call and the 54 from the 2013 Annual Call will use the EU’s financial support to bring forward the completion of the TEN-T network as well as studying innovative ways of reducing the transport sector’s carbon footprint.
European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, noted: "I am very happy to see that over one hundred new projects will take off thanks to EU financial support under the 2013 TEN-T Calls. These key projects with European added value will contribute to delivering a complete transport network supporting seamless mobility of goods and people throughout the European Union."
The 2013 Multi-Annual Programme Call provides €230 million of funding to 52 projects financing the highest priorities of the TEN-T network, focusing on five modal areas:
Air Traffic Management (ATM) - 6 projects selected, €9.39 million in funding
European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) - 10 projects selected, €37.63 million in funding
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) - 6 projects selected, €52.81 million in funding
Motorways of the Sea (MoS) - 15 projects selected, €78.10 million in funding
Priority Projects (PPs) - 15 projects selected, €52.07 million in funding
The 2013 Annual Programme Callgives financing for a similar number of projects (54 in total) covering the different modes of transport, but also focusing on the decarbonisation of transport. This Call grants €90.7 million in total funding in two main priority areas:
Priority 1 – Studies concerning the acceleration/facilitation of the implementation of TEN-T projects - 27 projects selected, €27.03 million in funding
Priority 2 - Measures to promote innovation and new technologies for transport infrastructure and facilities contributing to decarbonisation or the reduction of the external costs in general - 27 projects selected, €63.66 million in funding