Sectoral Operational Programme for Transport (IPA II Period 2014-2020)
Sectoral Operational Programme for Transport (SOPT) is the main vehicle for channelling European Union financial support under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) to the transport sector in Turkey.
The overall objective of the SOPT 2014-2020 is to contribute to economic and social development and EU integration through a competitive, accessible and sustainable transport system in Turkey, in line with EU standards.
For this, the programme will aim to achieve the following specific objectives:
S1 - To enhance the sustainability and safety of the national transport system;
S2 - To improve the efficiency of the transport system;
S3 - To promote a shift from individual to sustainable, accessible and inclusive modes of public transport at both national and urban levels;
S4 - To strengthen Turkey’s integration to the EU in the field of transport, through a progressive alignment of the Turkish Transport sector with the EU Transport acquis;
S5 - To support MoTMC in managing the SOPT in order to ensure that EU, national and donor development funding in Turkey’s transport sector are used to best effect
The expected results of the programme are as follows:
R1: a shift towards a safer, environmentally friendly transport system reflecting a more balanced modal split;
R2: the spread of smart, innovative, resource, time- and cost- efficient solutions across all transport modes;
R3: improved accessibility for all of transport services, increased capacity and effectiveness of urban public transport; reduced congestions and emissions created by transport in urban areas;
R4: improved legislative, institutional and administrative capacities needed to assume the obligations of membership under acquis chapters 14 and 21; policy dialogue with the EU in the field of Transport strengthened;
R5: SOPT is implemented in an effective, efficient, regular, transparent and timely manner;
ACTION 1 – SUSTAINABLE AND SAFE TRANSPORT
The main objective of this Action is to enchance the sustainability and safety of the national transport system.
Activity 1.1 - Improving and Modernising Railway Infrastructure
Activity 1.2 - Environmental and Climate Change-related Measures
Activity 1.3 - Improving Transport Safety
Activity 1.4 - Promoting Inter-modality and Modal Shif
ACTION 2 – EFFICIENT TRANSPORT
The main objective of this action is to improve the efficiency o the Turkish transport system.
Activity 2.1 - Supporting the ITS Strategy and Other ITS Measures
Activity 2.2 - Supporting Research and Innovation in Transport
ACTION 3 – ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE TRANSPORT
The main objective of this action is to promote a shift from individual to sustainable, accessible and inclusive modes of public transport at both national and urban levels.
Activity 3.1 - Accessible Transport
Activity 3.2 - Urban Transport
ACTION 4 – ACQUIS ALIGNMENT AND EU INTEGRATION
The main objective of this action is to strengthen Turkey’s integration to the EU in the field Transport, through a progressive alignment of the Turkish Transport sector with the EU Transport acquis.
Activity 4.1 - Legislative alignment & capacity building to implement the acquis
Activity 4.2 - Supporting Policy dialogue and technical cooperation
ACTION 5 – TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The overall aim of this action is to support MoTMC in managing the SOPT in order to ensure that EU, national and donor development funding in Turkey’s transport sector are used to best effect.
Activity 5.1 - Supporting the Operating Structure
Activity 5.2 - Project Pipeline Development
FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAMME
Compared to the previous IPA period, IPA II will finance fewer infrastructure, adopting a ‘phasing-out’ approach: in the early years of the programme, it will focus on the freight railway activities that are most relevant to connecting with the TEN-T network; after that, assistance will focus more on soft interventions.
Financial Table – SOP Transport (2014-2020)
2014 - 2020
National Public Contribution
IPA Co-financing Rate
Technical Assistance for IPA II