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.
Τechnical assistance projects for capacity building aim at supporting national level public bodies responsible for the implementation of LIFE to improve their Member State’s effective participation in the Programme, and increasing the quality of submitted proposals, through specific needs based activities.
Each proposal should be based on a needs analysis:
Activities may include:
The following activities are not considered as eligible for funding under this call:
research; statutory responsibilities of the competent authority; activities outside the duration of the project; activities which are not clearly related to the objective(s) of the project, financial support to the NCP network.
Projects must comply with EU policy interests and priorities (such as environment, social, security, industrial and trade policy, etc.).
Only national level public bodies responsible for implementation of LIFE is an eligible Member State in the European Union may apply for capacity-building projects. In principle, the project should be coordinated by public bodies responsible for implementation of LIFE.
Financial support to third parties is not allowed.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
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
(Publish Date: 17/12/2021-for internal use only)