16 July 2021


The EU is supporting 68 studies to prepare the ground for projects that shall build missing transport links and eliminate bottlenecks across the continent, enhance sustainable transport and create jobs. The €242.2 in funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) contributes to the European Commission's commitment to delivering a transport network that is environmentally performant, safe for its users and driven by smart solutions.  

Over half of the supported projects will help create a stronger European railway network by boosting and reinforcing cross-border links and essential sections, which is of particular interest during the European Year of Rail. The projects will also improve infrastructure and solve capacity challenges for inland waterway transport and maritime ports, notably through the installation of on-shore power supply to cut emissions from docked ships. All of these projects will support Europe’s  climate objectives, as laid out in the European Green Deal.  

Source: European Commission