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PIRENE`s participation


Project PIRENE IV.

The project PIRENE IV is the continuation of projects PIRENE I, II and III approved under the INTERREG II B and III B SUDOE. This is an initiative taken by the Spanish regions, France and Portugal, to carry out the necessary and indispensable previous studies, to implement a effectively rail network across the Southwest Europe. The objective is designing other alternative ways to contribute to greater efficiency of transport systems, better integration of infrastructure networks (including TEN-T) or a clearer identification of the interconnection requirements of different territories SUDOE.

The PIRENE IV’s aim is improvement of existing infrastructure in the Southwest Europe and takes advantage of new rail lines planned for the passengers and freight transport. An important part of studies carried out, analyze the feasibility and the characteristics of a future link by a Trans Pyrenees tunnel   capable of solving the problems of traffic saturation from a perspective of modal split and environmental respect.



  • •  Knowing the environmental impact of conducting low-altitude Trans tunnel by the central Pyrenees have on the local ecosystem.
  • •  Finding a more efficient modal split in favor of the railway to become more environmentally friendly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by lowering the density of freight transport by road.
  • •  Analyze the socioeconomic development that the new infrastructure would bring to the affected regions.
  • •   Facilitating socio-economic actor抯 consensus about the need and opportunity for the creation of new infrastructures to benefit all regions of the Southwest of Europe.
  • •  Planning an efficient transport system that contribute to regional balance, especially in the peripheral that currently Keep away from the main central communications axis.
  • •  Developing the European transport policy thought the measures adopted in the White Paper for Transport, studying the connection between the maritime transport infrastructure optimizing the intermodality and the existing resources.



The Foundation participated in the management and coordination of the Project Pirene IV, supporting the leader y carrying out the communications activities. In the following phase, in the Project Pirene III the Foundation was direct partner, coordinating the communication with Eurosud Transport.

Since June 2009, following the official confirmation, the Foundation is the lead partner of the project Pirene IV, ensuring through their daily a link between all the partners.
As lead partner is responsible for technical coordination, project management and financial ensuring, among others, the following tasks:


  • •  Planning and monitoring the technical progress of each group task
  • •  Ensuring an availability accounting for the project
  • •  Collecting the expenditures report of every partner.



  • •  Fundaci髇 Transpirenaica (ES)
  • •  Gobierno de Arag髇 Departamento de Obras P鷅licas, Urbanismo y Transportes (ES)
  • •  Eurosud Transport Atlantique-Mediterran閑 (FR)
  • •  R間ion Midi-Pyr閚閑s- Direction des Infrastructures et des Transports (FR)
  • •  Direction r間ionale de l抏nvironnement, de l抋m閚agement et du logement d扐quitaine (FR)
  • •  Direction r間ionale de l抏nvironnement, de l抋m閚agement et du logement Midi- Pyr閚閑s (FR)
  • •  RFF - R閟eau ferr de France - R間ion Midi-Pyr閚閑s (FR)
  • •  Comiss鉶 de Coordena玢o e Desenvolvimento Regional do Alentejo (PT)
  • •  FEPORTS - Instituto Portuario de Estudios y Cooperaci髇 de la Comunidad Valenciana (ES)
  • •  Consejer韆 de Ordenaci髇 del Territorio y Vivienda - Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha (ES)
  • •   APPA - Agencia P鷅lica Puertos de Andaluc韆 (ES)


  • •  Minist鑢e de l扙cologie, de l扙nergie, du D関eloppement Durable et de l扐m閚agement du Territoire. MEEDDAT (FR)
  • •  Conseil R間ional du Limousin (FR)
  • •  Agence R間ionale de D関eloppement (FR)
  • •  Junta de Extremadura (ES)
  • •  Conseil R間ional d扐quitaine (FR)


Duration: 46 Months
Starting date: 01/04/2008
Ending date: 31/12/2011
Total Budget (en €): EUR 4.275.030,67
FEDER Grant: EUR 3.206.273,00

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