The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is the successor organisation of the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA), which was created by the European Commission in 2006 to manage the technical and financial implementation of its TEN-T programme.
Its mission is to support the Commission, project promoters and stakeholders by providing expertise and high quality of programme management to infrastructure, research and innovation projects in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications, and to promote synergies between these activities, to benefit economic growth and EU citizens.
INEA officially started its activities on 1 January 2014 in order to implement the following EU programmes:
- Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
- Parts of Horizon 2020 – Smart, green and integrated transport + Secure, clean and efficient energy
- Legacy programmes: TEN-T and Marco Polo 2007-2013