Deadline: 11 June 2024
Budget: € 2.2 million
Countries: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
More information: funding and tender opportunities portal by the European Commission
A new EUR 2.2 million call for proposals has opened for a Pilot Project on a demonstrator fishing vessel to promote energy transition in the fisheries sector (PPPA-2024-FISHVESSELDEMO). The call seeks to finance a pilot project on a demonstrator fishing vessel that will be retrofitted with alternative propulsion technologies and other solutions to improve energy performance, cut emissions and reduce underwater noise.
This call for proposals contributes to the aims of the February 2023 European Commission Communication on the Energy Transition of the EU Fisheries and Aquaculture sector, setting a framework for diversification from fossil fuels and improving energy performance. The aims are to improve the environmental sustainability of fisheries and reduce the vulnerability of the sector to increases in energy prices, which have created uncertainty for the sector and affected its profitability.
A virtual Info Day will take place on 18 March, from 14:00 – 16:00. Registrations will open soon.
The call is open for applications from 20 February 2024 to 11 June 2024.