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Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – Safe and secure infrastructure



Actions to be selected under this specific objective will concern works or studies (that may include pilot activities) and shall be in line with Chapter II, Section 3 of the TEN-T Guidelines.

Under this Priority, only actions related to safe and secure infrastructure, including safe and secure parking areas on the road Core Network may be funded.

Priority will be given to Actions addressing the following areas:

  • Studies for the construction of new roads as far as related road safety impact assessments are concerned, as established by Article 3 of Directive 2008/96/EC. These studies shall be carried out before starting the road design. A road safety impact assessment may be financed as a stand-alone study or as part of a broader feasibility study for the construction of new roads;
  • Studies assessing the safety performance level and the compliance with the Directive on tunnel safety. Works, necessary to upgrade tunnels to comply with Directive 2004/54/EC, (e.g. construction of a second tunnel tube to separate the traffic going in opposite directions, modifications to tunnel geometry to improve safety, refurbishing of the drainage system, etc.) may be supported only if they concern a cross-border section;
  • Studies including pilot activities to enhance the network safety management and works to correct serious design deficit. Art (5) of Directive 2008/96/EC requests Member States periodically to detect the most dangerous sections of the network in operation, to rank them under a cost benefit analysis, to take appropriate actions to eliminate dangerous sections and to inform road users about the presence of blackspots;
  • Works and studies for correcting serious road safety shortcomings (for instance changing the curvature of a road);
  • Works and studies aiming at the removal of level crossings between core network rail sections and any road;
  • Works and studies aiming at the development of new safe and secure parking areas on motorways for trucks and commercial vehicles (including Information and Communication Technologies) approximately every 100 km;
  • Works and studies aiming at upgrading the safety and security of existing rest areas (including parking for trucks and commercial vehicles and safety and security Information and Communication Technologies).
  • Works and studies optimising the use of existing safe and secure parking areas for trucks and commercial vehicles through dynamic information (to be tested and demonstrated through the project) including the collection, processing and dissemination of parking information (static and dynamic). These interventions should comply with delegated Regulation 885/2013 and apply EU standards (e.g. DATEX2) and Guidelines (Easyway Deployment Guidelines), set up methods for measuring accurate and reliable data from sensors/cameras/or other monitoring devices and analyse priority zones needs, as defined in Regulation 885/2013, taking into account traffic conditions, infrastructure shortages or weaknesses and driving regulations.

Support is not given to maintenance under this Priority.

Studies should concern Actions for which the initial investment decision has been taken and in particular studies related to design, permits, including EIA, etc. that are close to the actual implementation of these Actions.


15 miljoen euro


Eligible applicants

Pursuant to Article 9 of the CEF Regulation, only those proposals submitted by one of the following types of applicants are eligible:

  • One or more Member States;
  • With the agreement of the Member States concerned, international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States.

Proposals may be submitted by entities which do not have legal personality under the applicable national law, provided that their representatives have the capacity to undertake legal obligations on their behalf and offer guarantee for the protection of the Union's financial interests equivalent to that offered by legal persons.

Proposals submitted by natural persons are not eligible.

Third countries and entities established in third countries may participate in actions contributing to projects of common interest where necessary in order to achieve the objectives of a given project of common interest. They may not receive financial assistance except where it is indispensable to the achievement of the objectives of a given project of common interest.

In such cases and pursuant to Article 8(1) of the TEN-T Guidelines, applications may be presented by neighbouring countries or entities established in neighbouring countries, with the agreement of a Member State.

Any applicant that cannot provide the agreement of the Member State concerned shall not be eligible.

Proposals submitted to this call for proposals under the priority "Motorways of the Sea" must include applicants from (and be supported by) a minimum of two different Member States.

For multi-applicant proposals a coordinator must be designated.

Applicants may designate affiliated entities within the meaning of Article 122(2)(b) of the Financial Regulation, for the purpose of supporting the implementation of the action submitted for 4 Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network and repealing Decision No 661/2010/EU, OJ L 348 of 20.12.2013, p.1. - 7 - funding. Such affiliated entities shall comply with the eligibility criteria for applicants as specified in Section 7.1 of the multi-annual work programme. 

Meer informatie over de begunstigden in dit document.

Info & contact

Op maandag 30 november 2015 vindt over de CEF-oproepen een Europese infodag plaats, georganiseerd door de Europese Commissie in samenwerking met het Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). Inschrijven kan via deze link.

Op woensdag 2 december 2015 vindt over de CEF-oproepen een Vlaamse infodag plaats, georganiseerd door het Departement Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken en vleva. Inschrijven kan via deze link.


Nationaal contactpunt Connecting Europe Facility – onderdeel vervoer

Olivier Vandersnickt

Departement Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken (MOW)


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