Environment governance

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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-2023-SAP-ENV-GOV

Call

Environment governance

Summary

The aim is to facilitate the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energyefficient/climate-resilient economy and toward a toxic-free environment as well as to protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment.

The specific objective is to cover one or more of the following topics (the description is further detailed in the sections afterwards):

  1. Activities in support of public administrations’ decision-making and voluntary approaches
  2. Environmental compliance assurance and access to justice
  3. Behavioral change and awareness-raising initiatives

Detailed Call Description

The present Call topic targets Standard Action Projects (SAP) aimed at achieving the objectives of the Circular Economy and Quality of Life sub-programme. SAP are defined in section 2 of the call document (Type of Action) while the general objectives of the sub-programme in section 1 (‘Circular Economy and Quality of Life’).

  1. ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS’ DECISION-MAKING AND VOLUNTARY APPROACHES
  2. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE
  3. BEHAVIORAL CHANGE AND AWARENESS-RAISING INITIATIVES

Further details in the call document p. 24-28

Please note that the assessment of the extent to which the project is in line with the specific priorities of the call (part of Award criterion 1) will be done exclusively on the basis of the topics identified and described under section ‘Compliance with LIFE programme objectives and call topic’ of the Standard application form. Please also note that a maximum of two sub-topics will be considered (e.g: “Activities in support of public administration (…) voluntary approaches” and “Behavioral change (…) initiatives”).).

This call topic focus exclusively on environmental governance projects, other projects as defined in the related Call topic named LIFE-2023-SAP-ENV-ENVIRONMENT as well as LIFE-2023-SAP-NAT-GOV are excluded.

Third countries associated to the LIFE Programme: The assessment of each proposal will be done in line with the provisions of the relevant association agreement.

Call Total Budget

€7 000 000. Indicative range of project budgets: 0.7 - 2 million

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

60%

Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Public Administration
  • Regional Development
  • Urban Development

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Parliamentary Bodies
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association  agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
    • the coordinator must be established in an eligible country.

Promoting effective public participation and access to justice in environmental matters amongst the public, NGOs, lawyers, the judiciary, public administrations or other stakeholders with a view to improving knowledge, understanding and application of effective means of public participation and/or access to justice, with a particular focus on protecting people’s health and well-being and protecting the quality of the environment via the requirements of EU air, water and waste and environmental liability instruments.

Call Opening Date

18/04/2023

Call Closing Date

06/09/2023

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
Telephone: +357 22 408 926
Email: mpapastavrou@environment.moa.gov.cy

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

(Publish Date: 21/04/2023-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/life_en

https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/life_en

Contact: https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/contact-0_en