Connecting Europe Facility - Transport

The CEF aims to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level. It is divided into the three sectors: transport, energy and digital (telecommunications).

The CEF has an overall budget of €29.3 billion to invest, of which, €26 billion is available for transport.

Financial assistance will be limited as follows:

  • Studies - up to 50% of eligible costs
  • Works - railway and road networks - up to 20% of eligible costs, increased to 30% for actions addressing bottlenecks and 40% for actions concerning cross-border sections and enhancing rail interoperability
  • Inland waterways - up to 20% of eligible costs, increased to 40% for actions addressing bottlenecks or concerning cross-border sections
  • Inland transport - up to 20% of eligible costs
  • Reducing rail freight noise, including retrofitting existing rolling stock - up to 20% of eligible costs
  • Accessibility to transport infrastructure for disabled persons - up to 30% of eligible costs of adaption works, not exceeding 10% of the total eligible cost of works
  • New technologies and innovation for all modes of transport - up to 20% of eligible costs
  • Actions to support cross-border road sections - up to 10% of eligible costs
  • Land-based components of the ERTMS, SESAR, RIS and VTMIS - up to 50% of eligible costs.
  • Land-based components of ITS for the road sector - up to 20% of eligible costs.
  • On-board components of ERTMS - up to 50% of eligible costs.
  • On-board components of SESAR, RIS, VTMIS and ITS for the road sector - up to 20% of eligible costs.
  • Actions to support the development of motorways of the sea - up to 30% of eligible costs.
  • Telematic applications systems other than those already mentioned, freight transport services and secure parkings on the road core network - up to 20% of eligible costs.
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