cef_programmeOn 6 November the Commission launched the second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility, with more than €7.6 billion of investment to finance transport projects – €6.5 billion of which is earmarked for cohesion countries.

One part of the General Call is dedicated to urban nodes of the core Trans-European Transport network with a €50 million budget; and one part of the Cohesion Call is also dedicated to those nodes also with a €50 million budget, but a higher co-financing rate of up to 85%.

Applicants have until 16 February 2016 to submit their proposals. The outcome of the calls will be published by summer 2016.