The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is a successor to the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA).
INEA officially started its activities on 1 January 2014 in order to implement parts of the following EU programmes:
- Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
- Horizon 2020
- Legacy programmes: TEN-T and Marco Polo 2007-2013
INEA’s main objective is to increase the efficiency of the technical and financial management of the programmes it manages.
An effective TEN-T Network benefits all European citizens by allowing more efficient and more environmentally friendly transport, while reinforcing economic and social cohesion across the continent at the same time.
The TEN-T Network is a major element for economic growth and job creation in Europe because the existence of an integrated, technology-led and user-friendly transport system is regarded as a key factor for the competitiveness of the Union. The TEN-T is essential to facilitate the mobility of persons, goods and services and thus to the establishment of the internal market and the economic and social cohesion of the Union.
CLYMA project aims to work within the Mediterranean Corridor of the Core Network. The Actions will implement the corridor approach to a section of the said corridor, concretely to the Western part of the corridor and specifically to the Lyon – Madrid Axis. This Axis includes Madrid, Guadalajara, Zaragoza, Lleida, Tarragona, Barcelona, Girona, the Spanish – French border through Le Boulou and Port Bou, Perpignan, Narbonne, Montpellier, Marseille, Nîmes, Valence and Lyon. It crosses seven European regions (Madrid, Castilla – La Mancha, Aragón, Catalunya, Languedoc – Roussillon, Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur and Rhône – Alpes). It represents 28% of the whole corridor length, 39% of the population and 51% of the gross domestic product (GDP), not including Croatia. The Lyon-Madrid Section, with a GDP of 819 billion euro and 28.5 millions inhabitants, represents 6.7% and 5.7% of EU-27 GDP and population respectively.