Brussels, 15 April 2021

On the 15th of April, the Transport (TRAN) and Industry (ITRE) Committees of the European Parliament ratified the deal reached between Parliament and Portuguese Presidency negotiators on a next generation Connecting Europe Facility.

The second edition of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) will fund major transport, digital and energy projects that run from 2021 to 2027. With an overall budget of about €30 billion (in 2018 constant prices), CEF will focus on projects that seek to modernize transport infrastructure or promote cross-border links.


In the digital sector, CEF will support the development of projects of common interest on safe and secure very high-capacity digital networks and 5G systems, as well as the digitalization of transport and energy networks.

The program will finally aim to make energy networks more interoperable and ensure that funded projects are in line with EU and national climate and energy plans.

Source: European Parliament