Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency
The European Commission is establishing the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) to manage and optimise the implementation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
An executive agency for the management of Community action in the field of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) has been established. Its status is governed by Regulation (EC) No 58/2003. It is managed by a steering committee and a director, who are both appointed by the Commission.
The creation of an executive agency permits the mobilisation of a high level of expertise by recruiting specialist staff. It should permit increased flexibility in the implementation of Community action in the field of the TEN-T and ensure better coordination of funding with other Community instruments.
Under the framework for Community action on the trans-European transport network, the Agency is responsible for undertaking tasks related to the granting of Community financial aid pursuant to Regulations (EC) No 2236/95 and (EC) No 680/2007, with the exception of tasks which require discretionary powers in translating political choices (programming, establishing priorities, assessing the programme, etc.).
In particular, the Agency's tasks are to:
- support the Commission in the selection and programming phases, manage the monitoring of Community financial assistance granted to projects of common interest under the TEN-T budget and continue with supervision required for this purpose;
- ensure better coordination of the granting of financial aid to promote projects with a common interest which also benefit from the Structural Funds, the Cohesion Fund and the European Investment Bank (EIB);
- provide technical assistance to project promoters regarding the financial engineering for projects and finalise common evaluation methods;
- adopt budget implementation instruments (income and expenditure) and execute the necessary operations for managing Community actions within the field of the TEN-T as provided for in Regulations (EC) No 2236/95 and (EC) No 680/2007;
- collect, analyse and send to the Commission all the information it requires for the implementation of the TEN-T;
- take supplementary measures to contribute to the effectiveness of the TEN-T programme, in particular promote the programme to all stakeholders and increase its visibility to citizens;
- provide any administrative and technical support requested by the Commission.
The Commission may also instruct the agency to carry out tasks of the same kind within the framework of other Community programmes or actions, if these programmes and actions are within the field of the TEN-T.
Subsidy and control
The agency receives a subsidy entered in the European Communities’ general budget. This subsidy is taken from the overall financial allocation for Community action in the field of the TEN-T.
The agency is subject to supervision by the Commission. It must report on the implementation of the Community action in the field entrusted to it, in accordance with the arrangements and frequency specified in the decision delegating responsibility.
The agency runs its operating budget in accordance with provisions stipulated in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1653/2004.
|Act||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision No 2007/60/EC||
OJ L 32, 6.2.2007
|Modifying Act(s)||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision No 2008/593/EC||
OJ L 190 of 18.7.2008