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EU geeft bijna 200 miljoen euro aan infrastructuur (en)

Met dank overgenomen van Uitvoerend Agentschap voor Innovatie en Netwerken (INEA), gepubliceerd op maandag 10 september 2012.

The European Commission has selected 74 projects that will receive almost €200 million in EU co-financing from the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) programme to continue improving transport infrastructure across the EU. These 74 projects, selected as a result of the 2011 Annual Call, will use the EU's financial support for a variety of scopes, ranging from the construction and/or upgrade of current links, support of transport corridors, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and innovative financial instruments.

Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, noted: "The European Commission continues to support the construction and upgrade of European transport infrastructure to ensure its citizens can reap the benefits of a complete, safe and modern network. Moreover, the almost €200 million made available today will also help to support employment in the EU by allowing Member States to continue investing in large and small infrastructure projects during a time of general economic stagnation."

The 2011 Annual Programme Call granted €198.63 million in total funding and aimed to finance the highest priorities of the TEN-T network, focusing on the following fields:

  • Priority 1: Promote the development of an integrated and multi-modal transport system -10 projects selected, €25.92 million in funding
  • Priority 2a: Studies and preparation of deployment projects contributing to mitigation and adaptation to climate change (GHG emissions) - 4 projects selected, €9.37 million in funding
  • Priority 2b: Studies and works supporting the reduction of the impact of maritime transport on the environment (air pollutants) - 4 projects selected, €3.76 million in funding
  • Priority 3: Accelerate/facilitate the implementation of TEN-T projects -44 projects selected - €146.63 million in funding
  • Priority 4: Support to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and innovative financial instruments -6 projects selected, €5.63 million in funding
  • Priority 5: Support to the long term implementation of the TEN-T network, in particular development of corridors that shall enable a coordinated implementation of the network - 6 projects selected, €7.32 million in funding

The projects will be managed by the TEN-T Executive Agency, working together with the project beneficiaries and under the auspices of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.

A full list of the selected proposals can be found in the attached file ( .doc).

You may also consult the special publication created by the Agency about the 2011 Annual Call, which contains further details about the projects.

Alternatively you may browse our projects by year page!


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