The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) covers the various modes of transport such as road, rail, inland waterways, sea routes, ports, airports as well as intelligent transport and navigation systems in the entire EU. TEN-T funding contributes to the development of EU cross-border infrastructure in the form of direct financial grants for various projects.
The Trans-European Transport Network was established in 1996 in order to secure better cross-border infrastructure in Europe.
In October 2011, the Commission put forward a proposal for a revision of the guidelines for the TEN-T network and a proposal on the framework for the funding of TEN-T projects from 2014 to 2020 . The Danish Presidency will emphasise the importance of creating a framework for better connections across the EU through investment in infrastructure, particularly cross-border sections, combating bottlenecks and a focus on co-modality and intelligent transport systems, thus improving mobility and securing more environmentally friendly transport.