Commission to Finance Regional Hydrogen Partnerships
Date: July 28th 2020
Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
The European Commission launched a call on Monday for expressions of interest in thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The call will support interregional partnerships in four thematic areas, including in the area of developing hydrogen technologies in carbon-intensive regions, said the Commission.The latter is possible through the conversion of existing coal mines, foundries or production facilities, noted the Commission.
Meanwhile, one of the partnerships relates to projects that encourage sustainable and digital tourism.
According to the Commission, the aim of the call is “to help regions make the most of the opportunities emerging from the crisis, develop resilience and build on the green and digital transformations for the recovery of the most affected sectors, such as health and tourism.”
The call will be open for six weeks, i.e. until 7 September 2020.
The overall budget is EUR 400,000 from the European Regional Development Fund to develop four thematic partnerships (up to EUR 100,000 per partnership).
This article is available also in Slovene.
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