The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. After 22 years, €3.4 billion and 4.170 projects, the LIFE Programme continues to finance actions for the environment and climate action. For the 2021-2027 the total budget of the LIFE Programme is €5.4 billion.
The objective is the preparation of CLIMA Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs). CLIMA SIPs projects aim at the implementation of: National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP, Regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action (EU)2018/1999); National Energy Efficiency Action Plans’ (NEEAP); National or regional adaptation strategies or action plans; Urban or community-based action plans pioneering the transition to a climate neutral and/or climate resilient society; National, regional or industry-/sector-specific greenhouse gas mitigation strategies or economy roadmaps contributing to climate neutrality.
They cover a large territorial scale, they involve all concerned stakeholders and include a coordination mechanism for funding supporting complementary measures necessary for the full implementation of the targeted plan or strategy.
The overall objective of a TA-PP-CLIMA-SIP project is writing a SIP proposal under the sub-programme Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, so all activities must contribute to this goal. As a general principle, all activities included in the Technical Assistance project must be new and additional to the work undertaken by the applicant prior to the project. In general, and amongst others, the activities:
Activities may include (this is not an exhaustive list):
The maximum EU contribution to a project is € 70 000. The funding rate is 60%.
The funding rate is 60%.
Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 926
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962