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    Which non-EU States could be considered as eligible for co-funding?

    CliffVC edited question

      Pursuant to Article 8 of the TEN-T Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013), Article 9 of the CEF Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013) and the eligibility criteria defined in the CEF multi-annual programme(Commission Implementing Decision No C(2014)1921), entities from third countries may participate in projects supporting projects of common interest and they could receive CEF Transport financial assistance provided that:

      they are neighbouring countries in the sense of Article 3 of the TEN-T Regulation and Article 2 of the CEF Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013);

      projects aim to implement traffic management systems (in the specific case of SES- SESAR implementation);

      their participation is necessary and indispensable to the achievement of the objectives of a given project of common interest;

      applications receive the agreement of a Member State.


      Moreover, entities from third countries may participate in projects of common interest without receiving CEF financial assistance, where their participation is necessary and duly justified to achieve the objectives of a given project of common interest.


      Common Projects, as defined in Regulation (EU) 409/2013, are projects of common interest in the sense of the TEN-T Regulation. Entities from third countries included in the scope of Common Projects could be considered as being necessary and indispensable for the achievement of the objectives of a Common Project. The application from will require the compulsory signature of a Member State certifying that the participation of a third country is necessary  or necessary and indispensable.


      The Neighbourhood Policy covers ( Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine;

      The Enlargement policy covers ( Albania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo;

      EEA and EFTA cover: Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein.

      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