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TEN Current Call

Source: Antonioguillem

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) supports the implementation of TEN / CEF on behalf of the European Commission. It finalises the grant agreements with beneficiaries and evaluates reports as well as interim and final audits. Its main task is to ensure that the technical and financial administration of the programmes is conducted efficiently.

An application can only be submitted in response to an appropriate call by INEA. The call describes exactly what kind of projects are to be funded. Calls are published separately for the multiannual programme (usually large-scale projects) and the annual programme.

Before an application is submitted, the planning status and financing of the project should be clear. The application process is subject to tight deadlines. It is thus advisable that applicants familiarise themselves with the tendering details at an early stage.

Public or private sector corporations may only submit an application if the Member State on whose territory the project is to be carried out has agreed to it. This means that the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) must review and approve applications beforehand so that they can be admitted to the application process. To this end, the BMVI determines its own deadlines. Please find all deadlines and important aspects regarding ongoing calls below:

Ongoing CEF call

The following information is to give interested parties and potential applicants an overview of how the BMVI provides information about ongoing calls. In this way, they can acquaint themselves with the administrative procedures at an early stage.

Call CEF Transport Blending Facility

On 15 November 2019, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) opened another call for transport grant applications. Under this call, funds are only provided for projects that combine CEF grants with loan financing from an implementing partner.

The facility has a volume of 198 million euros and funds are only made available for works.

Applications may be exclusively submitted by parties who are financially supported by an implementing partner. Implementing partners are the EIB or state promotional banks that are still to be designated (corresponding negotiations are ongoing). When making an application, it should be possible to select partners from a drop down menu in the application editor. Only projects with a CEF grant of at least 1 million euros and a loan of at least 5 million euros are eligible.

Applicants must submit the grant application form via the European Commission’s electronic portal, TENtec, until 14 February 2020 at 17:00 hrs Brussels time for the first cut-off date.

In order to complete the application, the implementing partner must submit the application folder with project report, grant application form and project eligibility checklist until 16 March 2020 at 17:00 hrs Brussels time to the European Commission for the first cut-off date.

A specific rolling call for applications with quarterly cut-off dates until March 2021 will be published, unless the budget has been used up earlier.

INEA will, together with the European Commission, stage an information day on 5 December 2019 to explain the priorities and contents. This information day will also provide information on the submission of applications and background information to applicants. It will be virtually accessible.

Applicants interested in advisory services on funding options in the context of the blending facility can contact the European Investment Advisory HUB (EIAH) by e-mail (eiah@eib.org).

The table below shows the budget for the priorities:

Priority Investment in € millions
Deployment of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)99
Deployment of Alternative Fuels99

General information regarding grant applications

The first cut-off date for the submission of blending facility applications to INEA is 14 February 2020/16 March 2020 at 17:00 hrs Brussels time in each case.

INEA will not accept applications for funding unless they have been confirmed by the Member State. Applications without Member State confirmation do not comply with the required form and will thus not be taken into account for the evaluation and award procedure.

To ensure that every application that concerns Germany (German applicant, project implementation in Germany or German party/parties involved in the project) can be reviewed and confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Part A of the application form must be made accessible to the Ministry already one month prior to the respective cut-off date (7 January 2020 for first cut-off date) via the TENtec portal.

The following persons are to be entered into the TENtec tool as "contributors":

Frank Zwielichfrank.zwielich@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2631
Karen Vargas Gamezkaren.vargas@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2633
Silvia Ehrekesilvia.ehreke@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2634
Lina Harmslina.harms@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2635
Theresa Gengtheresa.geng@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2636
Stefanie Reinckestefanie.reincke@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2637
Antje Belowantje.below@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2638

If you have any questions, please contact the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure by telephone or send an email to ref-g32@bmvi.bund.de.

2019 MAP Call (Multi-annual work programme)

On 16 October 2019, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) published another call for transport grant applications. The indicative budget is 1.4 billion euros. The 2019 MAP Call will be opened on 16 October 2019. Applications may be submitted until 17:00 hrs (Brussels time) on 26 February 2020. This is a call under the multi-annual work programme (MAP).

INEA will, together with the European Commission, stage an information day to explain the priorities and contents of the call and provide information on the submission of applications and background information to applicants. The information day will be virtually accessible.

The table below shows the investment per priority:

Priority Investment in € millions
3.1.1 Pre-identified projects on the Core Network500
3.1.2 European Rail Traffic Management Systems (ERTMS): on-board deployment50
3.2.1 Safe and secure infrastructure, including safe and secure parking on the road core network20
3.3.1 Intelligent Transport Services for road (ITS)20
3.3.2 Single European Sky - SESAR20
3.3.3 Actions implementing transport infrastructure in nodes of the core network, including urban nodes (passengers transport)110
3.3.4 Motorways of the Sea30

General information regarding grant applications

The deadline for submission of 2019 MAP Call applications to INEA is 17.00 hrs (Brussels Time) on 26 February 2020.

INEA will not accept applications for funding unless they have been confirmed by the Member State. Applications without Member State confirmation do not comply with the required form and will thus not be taken into account for the evaluation and award procedure.

To ensure that every application that concerns Germany (German applicant, project implementation in Germany or German party/parties involved in the project) can be reviewed and confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Part A of the application form and the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) must be made accessible to the Ministry no later than 30 January 2020 via the European Commission's electronic TENtec portal.

The following persons are to be entered into the TENtec tool as "contributors":

Frank Zwielichfrank.zwielich@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2631
Karen Vargas Gamezkaren.vargas@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2633
Silvia Ehrekesilvia.ehreke@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2634
Lina Harmslina.harms@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2635
Theresa Gengtheresa.geng@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2636
Stefanie Reinckestefanie.reincke@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2637
Antje Belowantje.below@bmvi.bund.deTel.: +49 (0) 30 18 300 2638

If you have any questions, please contact the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure by telephone or send an email ref-g32@bmvi.bund.de.