CEF funding instrument

The Regulation establishing the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) determines the prerequisites, methods and procedures in accordance with which trans-European networks are granted Union financial assistance for supporting transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructure projects. The total budget for CEF Transport is €24.05 billion for the period 2014-2020. INEA is responsible for implementing €22.4 of the CEF Transport budget in the forms of grants during the same period.

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is the successor of the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA), which was created by the European Commission in 2006 to manage the technical and financial implementation of its TEN-T programme. INEA officially started its activities on 2014 in order to implement the following EU programmes:

  • Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
  • Parts of Horizon 2020 – Smart, green and integrated transport + Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • Legacy programmes: TEN-T and Marco Polo 2007-2013

INEA's main objective is to increase the efficiency of the technical and financial management of the programmes it manages.

The official webpage of the funding instrument Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport.

Open calls for the transport sector under the CEF programme.

Page updated 24.10.2017