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    Is the call planned according the first come first served principle until all funding is exhausted, or does it contain some from of the budgeting process in which dedicated budgets for the specific operational stakeholder groupings (military/civil ANSPs, airports, airlines) will be reserved?

    CliffVC edited question

      The evaluation and selection of proposals submitted under the CEF-Transport is carried out exclusively by the Commission, with the assistance of INEA and the support of independent technical experts, whose role is to ensure that only the most high-quality proposals, which best meet the award criteria as described in the relevant work programme and call text, are selected for funding.

      The evaluation process is based on two key principles:

      – Equal treatment – all proposals are evaluated in the same manner against the same

      criteria, and

      – Transparency – adequate feedback is provided to applicants on the outcome of the evaluation of their proposals.

      Proposals which meet the formal requirements and the eligibility and selection criteria specified in the work programmes and call texts are evaluated on the basis of the award criteria defined in the relevant work programme and call texts. The award criteria are relate to relevance, maturity, impact and quality.

      CliffVC answered



        ANSP Air Navigation Service Provider
        ATM Air Traffic Management
        AO Airport Operator
        AU Airspace User
        CA Cooperative Arrangement
        CEF Connecting Europe Facility
        CfP Call for Proposals
        DLS Data Link Services
        DP Deployment Programme
        EASCG European ATM Standards Coordination Group
        EASA European Aviation Safety Agency
        EC European Commission
        EDA European Defence Agency
        ESSIP European Single Sky Implementation
        EUROCAE European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment
        FUA Flexible Use of Airspace
        IDSG Interim Deployment Steering Group
        INEA Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
        LO Liaison Officer
        MD Managing Director of the SESAR Deployment Manager
        NM Network Manager
        NOP Network Operations Plan
        NSA National Safety Authority
        PDP Preliminary Deployment Programme
        PRB Performance Review Body
        SESAR Single European Sky ATM Research
        SB Supervisory Board of the SESAR Deployment Manager
        SCP Stakeholders’ Consultation Platform of the SESAR Deployment Manager
        SDM SESAR Deployment Manager
        SG Steering Group of the SCP
        TS Thematic Sub-Group (=”Expert Group”) of SCP