The European Union is funding through the Marco Polo programme new transport services which shift freight from Europe’s congested roads onto rail, short-sea shipping routes and inland waterways, or which avoid road transport. The available budget for the 2012 Call is €64.6 million.

Special environmentally-friendly maritime projects, inland waterway projects and rail projects with single-wagon loads are priorities in 2012.

The Call for the Marco Polo project proposals has been published on 20 June 2012 and the applications have to be submitted before the deadline. The deadline has been extended: the new date is 19 October 2012 (instead of 21 September 2012).

The below link provides information that one needs in order to apply for financial assistance under this programme:

To see call documents and the details of 2012 submission requirements, visit the following link:

Moreover, the below link provides the contact information of the Marco Polo helpdesk who can provide any information to the potential beneficiaries in connection with the Call:

If you need assistance or require further information, you can contact MSPC on one of the following:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +356 21 222 203

For further information, including a direct link which candidates may access to apply for funding, click on the following link:

You can also contact us on:

Tel: (00356) 21 651387
Fax: (00356) 21 651384
Email: [email protected]