Marco Polo

The MARCO POLO Programme
Marco Polo is the European Union's funding programme for projects which shift freight transport from the road to sea, rail and inland waterways.
This means fewer trucks on the road and thus less congestion, less pollution, and more reliable and efficient transport of goods.

New conditions for the 2010 Call for proposals
Following a legislative revision, applying for Marco Polo just got easier !
The new conditions for submitting a proposal will :

  • facilitate the participation of small enterprises;
  • lower the thresholds for eligibility;
  • increase the level of funding;
  • simplify the procedures.

The new conditions will apply as of the 2010 Call for proposals, which is scheduled to open in February 2010.
You can find the amended Regulation on MARCO POLO web pages
Also, if you are planning to submit a proposal, make sure you check the Frequently Asked Questions, which have been updated to reflect the revised conditions.

Marco Polo Information Day 2010
Last but not least, to better understand this EU Programme, a Conference is scheduled next February 10th, at Bruxelles. The conference language is English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish. Provisional Programme

Visit MARCO POLO web site