Other European funding

Connecting Europe Facilities - CEF

Main features

   Investments in infrastructures, not necessarily innovative

   Definitely ambitious projects, which can even reach a few hundred million euros

Financing provided

As part of the CEF call, investments in European intermodal infrastructures such as rail and port networks, new forms of mobility and alternative fuels are supported.

The non-repayable grant can reach up to 85% for the study and design phase while it aligns between 10% and 40% for infrastructure and plant investments.

The Call provides for the possibility of co-financing project proposals with the Blending Operation mechanism: a combination of non-repayable fund and loans from public or private financial institutions.

Timetable for submitting projects

The projects must be presented in the simplified first instance to Mims (Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility) with the following deadlines:

  • 20 October 2022
  • March 16, 2023
  • August 29, 2023

Subsequently, the projects must be submitted to the European Commission with the following deadlines:

  • November 10, 2022
  • April 13, 2023
  • September 19, 2023


Main features

-  Projects that support good practices, definition of policy models with the involvement of the public sector

Projects around 2-3 million euros

Financing provided

Interreg is a tool divided into various strands that support the creation of models, good practices and even small investments.

The call provides for different types including "Europe" which sees the preferential involvement of European regions, "MED" which focuses on the regions bordering the Mediterranean, "Cross-border" (eg. Ita-Croatia, Slovenia, Austria) in which finance logics and infrastructural works that embrace two European nations.

Partnerships are mandatory and usually involve 10 to 12 organizations with a total budget of 2.5 to 3 million euros for the entire partnership with an average grant of 75% - 80%.
For the Italian Public Partners with the Rotation Fund it is possible to reach 100%.

Timetable for submitting projects

The deadlines change according to the type and are located between November 2022 and May 2023.