EUR 807 million for strategic investments on dual-use transport infrastructure
The European Commission supports with EUR 807 million 38 projects that will upgrade key transport infrastructure in the EU to dual use, for both civilian and defence purposes. The projects were selected among the applications submitted under the third call for proposals in the field of military mobility published under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The European Commission, assisted by CINEA, accelerated this CEF Transport call, in response to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.
Selected projects included several Baltic ports:
• Port of Pori
• Port of Rauma
• Port of Gdynia Authority
• Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority
• Port of Halmstad
• Port of Sundsvall
This is the third and last call for proposals in the field of military mobility that CINEA launched in accordance with the amended 2021-2027 CEF Transport Work Programme. The call was launched on 3 May 2023. In total, 112 proposals were submitted by the deadline of 21 September 2023 with an oversubscription rate of 4.7 times the available budget.
In line with the Action plan on military mobility 2.0, these CEF funded projects will adapt parts of the EU military network and TEN-T network to the requirements on higher dimensions and capacity for both civilian and defence purposes.
Some examples of projects under this call include the construction and upgrade of railways, the upgrade of road sections of the network and the enhancement of dual-use infrastructure in maritime ports, airports, and inland waterways.
The total budget of the CEF Military Mobility envelope has now been fully consumed following the selection of these 38 projects under this call for proposals.
Following the EU Member States’ approval of these 38 projects, the Commission will officially adopt the financing decision and CINEA will then start the preparation of the grant agreements with the beneficiaries.