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Connecting Europe Facility - CEF Transport

Last checked on:
13 March 2024
Published on:
29 November 2021

The Connecting Europe Facility for Transport (CEF Transport) is a European Union subsidy scheme. The scheme co-finances and supports investments in the trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T network). Investments should focus on the completion and modernisation of the TEN-T network. The Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) manages CEF Transport.

Based on the CEF Transport work programme 2021-2027, CINEA launched the 2023 CEF Transport Call on 26 September 2023. The call closed on 30 January 2024 at 17:00 CET. 

Projects that qualified for funding. The call covered the following priorities:

Projects that qualify for funding

The call covers the following priorities:

  • Infrastructure projects on the Core and Comprehensive TEN-T (rail, inland waterways, maritime and inland ports, terminals)
  • Transport interoperability
  • Multimodal logistics platforms
  • Safe and secure parking infrastructure
  • Improvement of transport infrastructure resilience to climate change and natural disasters
  • Adaptation of the TEN-T to civilian-defence dual-use

How to apply for CEF Transport

Contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to submit a project idea form.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management will review your project idea form. If the Ministry approves your idea, you will receive a signed approval form (Member State Agreement) to continue the application process. Without the Member State Approval, you cannot apply for CEF Transport. We will inform you of the ministries' opinion within 10 days.

Once you have uploaded your application in the CINEA submission tool eGrants, editing rights must be granted to RVO.

Alternative Fuels Infrastructure facility (AFIF)

The objective of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF) call for proposal is to support the deployment of alternative fuel supply infrastructure, contributing to decarbonising transport along the TEN-T network.

With a total budget of €1 billion, the AFIF funds actions by the combination of CEF grants with financial support from financial institutions. It is implemented through a rolling call for proposals which was launched on 29 February 2024, with three cut-off dates for the submission of proposals until 17 December 2025

Cutoff dates Submisson project idea form Submission 80% version application Final submission
1 1 July 2024 27 August 2024 24 September 2024
2 11 April 2025 30 April 2025 11 June 2025
3 17 October 2025 5 November 2025 17 December 2025

Environmental compliance form

Does your project include on-site (physical) interventions that affect protected nature areas or water organisations (bodies)? If so, you need written statements from the responsible authorities in the Netherlands. In most cases, you will need statements from regional authorities.

Please contact these authorities at the earliest stage possible as it may take some time to process your request.
Please contact us for authorities’ names and addresses at

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
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