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Mobility and Transport

Nine core network corridors and two horizontal priorities were created to structure and support the completion of the trans-European transport network. The corridors and the two horizontal priorities are each managed by a European Coordinator.

The core network corridors are the backbone of the TEN-T’s core network. They cross Europe from east to west and from north to south along important traffic axes. In its legislative proposal of December 2021, the Commission proposes to integrate the nine core network corridors with the eleven rail freight corridors into nine European Transport Corridors.

The two horizontal priorities are the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and Motorways of the Sea.

European Coordinator

Eleven European Coordinators act as “facilitators” of the TEN-T policy. They guide the implementation of the TEN-T corridors and horizontal priorities and involve a wide number of stakeholders throughout the process. They are tasked by the Commission to coordinate the decisions and actions of the Member States and other relevant stakeholders in order to complete the TEN-T.


The European Coordinators chair consultative forums in which they bring together Member States, regions, cities, infrastructure managers of all transport modes, ports, airports and terminals. Topics discussed during the forum meetings might include modal integration, interoperability, the coordinated development of infrastructure in cross-border sections, or the greening of transport. The Coordinators convene the forums usually twice per year.    

Work Plans

Each European Coordinator establishes a work plan for their corridor or horizontal priority. The work plan contains an analysis of the state of the corridor or horizontal priority, serves to monitor progress, identify bottlenecks and to set priorities for its future development.

The work plans are developed in close collaboration with the corridor forums and approved by the respective Member States. They are updated every two years.