Connecting Europe Facility - call for the Single European Sky
290 million of euros available to improve air traffic management in Europe.
The European Commission has launched today the 2017 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport call for project proposals that targets exclusively the programme's priority 'Single European Sky – SESAR'.
The objective in the area is to support the timely and efficient implementation of the Single European Sky (SES), in particular, but not limited to, the deployment of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research and Development project (SESAR). The SESAR project represents the technological pillar of the SES. It aims to modernise Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Europe and to provide the Union with a high performing ATM infrastructure that will enable the safe, efficient and environmentally friendly operation and development of air transport.
The achievement of this objective requires improving the performance of ATM in Europe by modernising and harmonising ATM systems, synchronising the deployment of essential ATM functionalities, enhancing civil-military interoperability, reducing fragmentation and consolidating the provision of air navigation services.
Only those proposals submitted by one of the following types of applicants are eligible:
- One or more Member States;
- With the agreement of the Member State(s) concerned, international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in an EU Member State
The call deadline is on 15 March 2018 at 17.00 CET. The maximum available call budget is €290 million.