Atlantic Corridor

CEF - Connecting Europe Facility

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a key EU funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level. It supports the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services. CEF investments fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone.

The CEF benefits people across all Member States, as it makes travel easier and more sustainable, it enhances Europe’s energy security while enabling wider use of renewables, and it facilitates cross-border interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens.

In addition to grants, the CEF offers financial support to projects through innovative financial instruments such as guarantees and project bonds. These instruments create significant leverage in their use of EU budget and act as a catalyst to attract further funding from the private sector and other public sector actors.

Since January 2014, INEA is your gateway to funding under the CEF. INEA implements most of the CEF program budget, in total €27.4 billion out of €30.4 billion (€22.4 billion for Transport, €4.7 billion for Energy, and €0.3 billion for Telecom).




Programing Period 2014-2020

In this period the EU funding for the Atlantic Corridor was obtained through CEF for the following Action:

  • Action nº 2014-EU-TM-0050-S for the Development of Rail Freight Corridor Atlantic “Sines-Lisboa/Leixões — Madrid-Medina del Campo/ Bilbao/San Sebastian-Irun-Bordeaux-Paris/Le Havre/Metz – Strasbourg /Mannheim / Sines-Elvas/Algeciras” was approved in 2015 by the European Commission.
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