According to Article 155 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, the Community may support projects “of common interest” which are implemented by Member States. These projects have been specified in the Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network. The trans-European transport network includes: a transport network (TEN-T), an energy network (TEN-E) and a telecommunication network (e-TEN).
The TEN-T Community Programme is:
- an additional financial instrument in the field of transport, next to the Cohesion Fund and the European Regional Development Fund
- the financial envelope allocated in the EU budget
- a programme addressed to all the EU Member States.
The beneficiaries of the TENT-T budget funds may be both national and private entities operating in the area of public services.
Projects co-financed from the budget of TEN-T should meet the following criteria:
- contribute to sustainable development of the transport network throughout the Community
- ensure cohesion and interoperability of the trans-European transport network and access to it
- integrate all types of transport
- contribute to environmental protection and increased safety standards.
The financial aid is provided by the Community through a competitive process to the projects that implement the priorities of TEN-T development and their application form has been well prepared.
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