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.
Under this topic, a European City Facility shall be run under the LIFE CET programme. Proposals should take into account experiences regarding the ongoing H2020 EUCF, and envisage an appropriate follow-up and upscale of its fundamental approach(es). In this context, proposals are expected to run a ‘European City Facility’ under LIFE which offers financial support and services to cities and municipalities or their groupings.
Proposers should be deeply rooted in municipal sustainable energy/climate planning and financial engineering of sustainable energy and, in particular, energy efficiency investments.
Proposals are expected to demonstrate the impacts listed below, using quantified indicators and targets, wherever possible:
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies), established in one of the Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) or non-EU countries, countries listed as 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.
Proposals must be submitted by a minimum of 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from 3 different eligible countries.
The coordinator must be established in an EU Member State.
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