Connecting Europe Facility


The Connecting Europe Facility shall enable the preparation and implementation of projects of Common interest within the framework of the trans-European networks (TEN) policy in the sectors of energy, transport and telecommunications. It shall support the implementation of projects aiming at the development and construction of new or upgrading of existing infrastructure.

The objective of this programme is to contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by developing modern and high performing trans-European networks. Furthermore, eligible action should complement the European Union’s interest to achieve its 2020 targets of a 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, a 20% increase in energy efficiency and raising the share of renewable energy to 20.

The supported activities under this programme shall deal directly with transport, energy and telecommunication networks. Eligible applicants can vary from one or several Member States, international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States.

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