The EU has allocated EUR 200 million for preliminary studies and the conceptual design of the Fehmarnbelt fixed link for the 2009-2015 period. The tunnel project will continue to be supported by substantial funds from the Trans-European Transport Network programme, TEN-T, in the coming years, as well. This is set out in the infrastructure project support framework, which was unveiled by the EU’s TEN-T executive agency at the end of 2013.
TEN-T is an EU priority programme for improving transport links throughout the European internal market and will introduce a degree of standardisation into transport systems. According to the framework, there will be an initial core network of nine multi-modal transport corridors, which are expected to be completed by 2030.