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Info Day on Call for proposals on Pilot Project: Fostering energy transition in the fisheries sector

CINEA is organising an info day on the call for proposals for a demonstrator project of a retrofitted fishing vessel to foster energy transition in fisheries. The call for proposals is funded under the EU Pilot Project Funds with a budget of EUR 2.2 million. It will be open from 20 February until 11 June 2024.

Register by 14 March


Speakers from CINEA and DG MARE will present the call context and objectives, and explain the application process, including providing tips and tricks on how to write a successful proposal.

The Info Day will be interactive and participants will be able to ask questions and contribute to the event via (using the hashtag #FISHVESSELDEMO).

Policy context and objectives of the call

The European fishing fleet relies heavily on fossil fuels for its operations. This dependency on fossil fuels not only reduces the environmental sustainability of fisheries, but also makes it vulnerable to increases in energy prices and affects the profitability of the sector.

In response to this need, this call for proposals 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.

The project should demonstrate the feasibility of the technologies selected and use the retrofitted vessel as a showcase to promote the results to stakeholders, including fishers, investors, coastal communities, and young people.

Useful links

Call for proposal

  • energy transition
  • Monday 18 March 2024, 14:30 - 16:30 (CET)
  • Online only

Practical information

Monday 18 March 2024, 14:30 - 16:30 (CET)
Online only
European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency