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Connecting Europe Facility

Under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), €26.25 billion will be made available from the EU’s 2014-2020 budget to co-fund TEN-T projects in the EU Member States. Of this amount, €11.305 billion will be available only for projects in Member States eligible for the Cohesion Fund.

Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is the successor of the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA), which was created by the European Commission in 2006 to manage the technical and financial implementation of its TEN-T programme.

Guide to communicating EU transport research

Communication, dissemination and exploitation — a team working on an FP7 project is called upon to take part in various activities that will bring their research to the attention of as many relevant people as possible. With a little creativity, strategic communication efforts can help publicise your work in such a way that you will profit: through new business opportunities, a larger network or increased awareness about your work. This short guide will help you attain just that. You will be given a clear overview of contractual requirements and their intended use. You will be inspired by some good practices from fellow project coordinators. And you will find a helpful checklist to help improve your own communication activities right from the start of your project

European Commission to bring forward new package of measures for ports in 2013

Visiting the port of Rotterdam, European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas responsible for Transport announced his intention to bring forward in 2013 a package of proposals to help ports remain competitive and support the huge potential for growth in the port sector.

New rail freight regulation is already on track

The Official Journal of the European Union published on 20 October the Regulation Nº 913/2010 of 22 September 2010 concerning a European rail network for competitive freight. This new legislation aims to boost rail freight in Europe fostering the development of a high-quality rail infrastructure management at international level. The new legislation makes it mandatory to create a European rail network for competitive freight based on nine international rail freight corridors linking the main industrial regions of Europe. This will help to reinforce cooperation between infrastructure managers and make rail freight services become more competitive and attractive.