Review No 05/2021: The EU framework for large transport infrastructure projects: an international comparison

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Large infrastructure projects play a key role in the delivery of the EU Trans-European Transport Network. This review compares the EU framework for their delivery with selected countries, identifying practices which the Commission and policymakers could take inspiration from and if necessary adapt to the EU context.

We did not identify any practice which could address the EU weaknesses related to strategy. However, for the processes related to coordination, selection, monitoring and ex post evaluation we highlighted relevant examples.

​We also analysed the current budget and schedule overruns of six EU co-funded projects. Compared to the global benchmark, four of these projects have smaller budget overruns, while most of these projects did experience on average longer schedule delays.