Clean Energy Transition CET – Developing support mechanisms for energy communities and other citizen-led initiatives in the field of sustainable energy

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Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

LIFE: ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE ACTION

Programme Description

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.

Programme Details

Identifier Code

LIFE-2021-CET-ENERCOM

Call

Clean Energy Transition CET – Developing support mechanisms for energy communities and other citizen-led initiatives in the field of sustainable energy

Summary

This topic aims to support actions that foster the collaboration between local and regional authorities and energy communities and/or actions that develop integrated services to facilitate the emergence and growth of community energy projects.

Detailed Call Description

This topic will support actions covering at least one of the scopes below:

  • Scope A – Local authorities collaborating with citizen-led-initiatives;
  • Scope B – Developing integrated services to support community energy.

Proposals should justify how selected pilots fit either the definition of “renewable energy community” according to the revised Renewable energy directive ((EU) 2018/2001) and/or the definition of “citizen energy community” according to the Directive on common rules for the internal electricity market ((EU) 2019/944).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to € 1 750 000 would allow the specific objectives to be addressed appropriately. The funding rate is 95%.

Call Total Budget

€7.000.000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The funding rate is 95%.

Thematic Categories

  • Agriculture - Farming - Forestry
  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Farmers Unions
  • Farmers, Agriculturalists
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Call Opening Date

13/07/2021

Call Closing Date

12/01/2022

National Contact Point(s)

Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
www.lifecyclamen.com.cy

Contact Persons 
Marilena Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 926
Email: mpapastavrou@environment.moa.gov.cy

Chrystalla Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962
Email: cpapastavrou@environment.moa.gov.cy