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News article3 May 2023European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency2 min read

Transport: EUR 790 million of funding available to adapt the Trans-European Transport network for dual civilian and defence use

The EU continues to support key transport infrastructure improvements to facilitate the mobility of military assets across the Trans-European Transport network.

Military Mobility

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has launched a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport programme, making EUR 790 million available from the military mobility envelope. This call aims to co-fund projects that address both civilian and defence needs in view to adjust sections of the TEN-T network to the technical requirements on dimensions and capacity to address both civilian and defence dual use. This call is in line with the Action Plan on Military Mobility 2.0 aiming to facilitate the movements of armed forces in Europe to respond better, more rapidly and at sufficient scale to crises erupting at the EU’s external borders and beyond.

What projects are eligible for funding?

The call for proposals under the Military Mobility envelope supports projects concerning studies, works or mixed projects (covering both studies and works) for all transport modes. Projects must be located on the TEN-T and the EU military transport network and must take into account the infrastructure requirements applicable to certain categories of dual-use infrastructure projects, as set out in the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1328.

Who can apply?

Two types of applicants can submit their proposal:

  • One or more Member States;
  • With the agreement of the Member State(s) concerned, international organisations or public or private bodies established in an EU Member State.

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System

When to apply?

Applicants can submit their proposals until 21 September 2023 at 17:00 CET.

How will the grants be awarded?

The submitted proposals will be evaluated by the European Commission/CINEA from September to December 2023. Applicants will receive the evaluation results by early 2024. Grant agreements will be signed with successful applicants by June 2024.

Become an expert

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Funding & Tenders Portal.


The CEF Transport programme is the key EU funding instrument for the development of high performing, sustainable and interconnected Trans-European transport networks, with a focus on the nine Core Network Corridors. The programme co-finances projects that enhance multimodality, improve infrastructure and advance innovation and new technologies.  
Under the 2021 to 2027 CEF programme, EUR 25.8 billion is available for grants from the EU’s 2021-2027 budget to co-fund Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) projects in the EU Member States. In total, so far CEF supports over 1,250 projects for a total amount of EUR 29.17 billion in the transport sector.

CINEA is managing the launch, promotion and evaluation of the call and supervises the implementation of the projects.

For more information

  • Call's webpage 
  • CINEA will organise a virtual information day on the call at the beginning of the summer

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