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Connecting Europe Facility Call for proposals 2022. What’s new?

With a total budget of €33.71 billion, The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a key funding instrument of the European Union, whose aim is to promote growth, jobs, and competitiveness through infrastructure investment at the European level.

Supporting the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services, projects co-funded under CEF fill the missing links in Europe’s energy, transport and digital backbone.

The programme is divided into three sectors:


Supports investments in building new transport infrastructure in Europe or rehabilitating and upgrading the existing one


Supports investments in building new cross-border energy infrastructure in Europe or rehabilitating and upgrading the existing one


Invests in digital connectivity infrastructures of common European interest

The new call for proposals for CEF – Transport opened on September 13th 2022. Funds available amount to €5.12 billion for projects targeting new, upgraded and improved European transport infrastructure.

Particular reference to the following categories:

  • safe and secure truck parking areas
  • railways and rail-road terminals
  • maritime and inland waterways and ports
  • road safety
  • multimodal logistics platforms and/or passenger hubs
  • smart and interoperable applications for transport
  • infrastructure resilience

Projects funded under this call will be aimed at increasing the sustainability of the transport network; putting the EU on track to meet the European Green Deal objective of cutting transport emissions by 90% by 2050.

The deadline for submitting the projects is the 18th of January 2023.

With regards to the 2022 call for proposals for CEF – Energy, it has been opened since the 20th of September 2022 and aims at funding projects dealing with preparatory studies for cross-border renewable energy. One million euros is available to support both EU Member States and private project promoters in selecting the best project concept and setting up the cooperation agreement.

The deadline for submission is set for the 18th of January 2023.

Are you interested in applying for the CEF co-funding programme? Do not hesitate to contact EUFUNDINGHUB to find out more!

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