Usually, the time elapsing between the call for applications and the binding grant decision by the Commission is several months. Further information on previous calls and their results can be found below:
Results of the 2018 Call
On 25 March 2019, the CEF Committee agreed in Brussels to the European Commission’s proposal on the funding of projects in the trans-European Transport Network. The proposal included a list of the 69 projects that are to receive CEF funding as a result of the call published on 17 May 2018. In this call, 450 million euros of funding was made available, of which 12 projects from Germany or with Germany’s participation will receive financial assistance amounting to about 57 million euros.
To find the list of the projects in Germany or with Germany’s participation here.
To see the results of the overall assessment, please click here.
Blending Call 2. Tranche 2017
On 8 February 2017, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) published another call for transport grant applications within the context of the multiannual programme. For the first time, this call targets projects that already received a loan (or other financial instruments). They can apply for an additional grant. The total eligible costs of the respective measure must be at least 10 million euros. An exception from this rule only applies to project applications under the funding priority entitled “New technologies and innovation in all transport modes” (see below: Objective 2), whose budget has been increased by 350 million euros. The minimum amount here is 5 million euros. Above all, this is to be used to fund measures to implement the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Action Plan (charging infrastructure) on the core network corridors. The competent committee adopted a corresponding amendment of the multiannual programme on 13 October 2017. Applications for upgrading charging infrastructure under this priority are likely to receive funding.
2017 SESAR Call
On 6 October 2017, INEA published the 2017 SESAR Call. This call is addressed only to the Single European Sky - SESAR priority. It makes 290 million euros available for projects of common interest.
|Priority||Maximum budget available|
|Single European Sky – SESAR||290 million euros|
Result of First Tranche of the 2017 Blending Call
On 30 November 2017, the European Commission published a list of projects from the First Tranche of the 2017 Blending Call that were proposed for funding. The total level of funding amounted to about 1 billion euros for the 39 chosen projects.
The CEF coordination committee (representatives of the Member States) formally agreed to the proposal on 12 December 2017. The European Commission can now adopt a corresponding act that authorises the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) to enter into grant agreements with the beneficiaries.
Overall, seven of the 12 project applications with German participation and a level of funding of 71.3 million euros were proposed for funding.
Result of the 2016 Call
On 23 June 2017, the European Commission published a list of projects from the 2016 Call that were proposed for funding. The total level of funding amounted to 2.7 billion euros for the 152 chosen projects. 1.8 billion euros was reserved for the beneficiary countries of the Cohesion Fund. From the remaining amount of 840 million euros, almost 200 million euros will be given to German applicants.
After the CEF coordination committee (representatives of the Member States) had agreed to the proposal, the European Commission was able to adopt a corresponding act that authorises INEA to enter into grant agreements with the beneficiaries. Overall, nine of the 26 project applications from German applicants and a level of funding of about 100 million euros are proposed for funding. There are another 11 multinational projects with German participation that have a level of funding of about 95 million euros. Of the 100 million euros for the nine projects with German participation, 50 million euros will be allocated to the doubling of tracks and the electrification of the cross-border rail link from Lohsa via Horka to Poland. More than 20 million euros will be invested in three measures to reduce railway noise.
With regard to the strong competition for the limited funding, the fact that the applications from Germany did so well is especially pleasing.
For the 2014 - 2020 funding period , the European Commission has already granted more than 2 billion euros of funding for measures and projects in Germany or of German beneficiaries.
Result of the 2015 Call
The Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, published the proposal from the Commission for funding projects under the 2015 Call on 17 June 2016. The CEF coordination committee (representatives of the Member States) agreed to the proposal in Brussels on 8 July 2016. The Commission then adopted a corresponding act that authorises the Executive Agency (INEA) to enter into grant agreements with the beneficiaries.
Under the 2015 Call, non-cohesion states (such as Germany) could be funded with up to 1.09 billion euros of funding. 271 applications were submitted and the level of funding was thus over-subscribed almost three-fold. In the end, 102 projects were proposed for funding. About 6.5 billion euros was made available for beneficiary countries of the Cohesion Fund.
Overall, nine projects of German applicants with a level of funding of about 65.7 million euros are being funded. Additionally, eleven projects with German participation are being carried out (123.5 million euros).
Result of the 2014 Call
The European Commission published the first funding call under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) on 11 September 2014. After a difficult assessment and selection procedure, Commissioner Violeta Bulc announced the Commission’s proposal for the funding of projects and measures within the TEN-T network on 29 June 2015. The CEF coordination committee (representatives of the Member States) unanimously agreed to the proposal on 10 July 2015.
681 applications with a requested level of funding of 32.6 billion euros were assessed. Thus, the call was over-subscribed three-fold. 276 projects have now been proposed for funding, with a level of funding of more than 13 billion euros, of which about 4.74 billion euros is from the Cohesion Fund.
Germany is to receive more than 1.6 billion euros for its Federal Transport Infrastructure over the period to 2020. An additional 34 projects that were submitted by German institutions (companies, research establishments, local authorities etc.) or that German institutions participate in are to receive funding.