Skip to main content
European Commission logo

Marco Polo Programme Results and Outlook


On 14 May, the European Commission adopted a Communication on the results and outlook of the Marco Polo Programme (2003 – 2013). The goal of this Communication is to help companies shift from road-based freight transport to more environmentally friendly modes such as maritime and rail.
Marco Polo is the only EU funding instrument that supports actions in freight transport, logistics and other relevant markets. From 2003 to 2012, 172 grants have been awarded providing financial aid to over 650 companies. The Communication also presents the Commission’s goals with regard to the next steps beyond the current multi-annual financial framework.More information about the Marco Polo Programme and the Communication is available on the EC Website.