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 topic aims to support actions that develop, conceptualise and deploy new business models and concepts which fully tap the economic value and the wider benefits of integrated services.
Integrated services in the sense of the topic are services that combine different energy services, such as energy efficiency, distributed generation and flexibility, and/or which integrate energy services with non-energy benefits.
Moreover, the topic targets at services that contribute to the integration of energy sectors and carriers, notably electricity, heating and cooling and mobility, thus helping to overcome the fragmentation of markets and segments.
Finally, the topic aims to enhance the cooperation and trust among different services providers and market actors, also across segments that so far do not have common business cases. The focus of the topic is on services involving buildings, i.e. services provided in, for or linked to buildings. These services should include an important element of energy efficiency. Moreover, the use of innovative technologies, as key enablers for the integration of services and sectors, is one important feature of this topic.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to € 2 000 000 would allow the specific objectives to be addressed appropriately. The funding rate is 95%.
The funding rate is 95%.
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