LIFE Clean Energy Transition


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name


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 Clean Energy Transition


The specific objectives of the sub-programme ‘Clean Energy Transition’ are the following:

  • to develop, demonstrate and promote innovative techniques, methods and approaches for reaching the objectives of the EU legislation and policy on the transition to sustainable renewable energy and increased energy efficiency, and to contribute to the knowledge base and to the application of best practice
  • to support the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the EU legislation and policy on the transition to sustainable renewable energy or increased energy efficiency, including by improving governance at all levels, in particular through enhancing capacities of public and private actors and the involvement of civil society
  • to catalyse the large-scale deployment of successful technical and policyrelated solutions for implementing the EU legislation on the transition to renewable energy or increased energy efficiency by replicating results, integrating related objectives into other policies and into public and private sector practices, mobilising investment and improving access to finance

Detailed Call Description

This sub-programme aims at facilitating the transition toward an energy-efficient, renewable energy-based, climate-neutral and -resilient economy by funding coordination and support actions across Europe. These actions, of high EU addedvalue, aim at breaking market barriers that hamper the socio-economic transition to sustainable energy, typically engaging multiple small and medium-size stakeholders, multiple actors including local and regional public authorities and non-profit organisations, and involving consumers. The sub-programme will contribute to the implementation of the energy-related actions of the Green Deal, including the ‘Renovation wave’ initiative for the building sector, and will give due consideration to territories not connected to the European grids such as the EU outermost regions. It will contribute to the Just Transition objectives by accompanying the territories and the groups of citizens negatively affected by the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, by building capacity of actors and fostering clean energy investments, mainly in energy efficiency and locally available, sustainable, renewable energy sources. Activities related to biofuels will not be included.

Call Total Budget

€98 millions

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

Other Action Grants (OAGs) — 95%

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Farmers Unions
  • Farmers, Agriculturalists
  • Financial Institutions
  • Fishermen, Aquaculturists, Owners of Vessels
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • National Contact Points - NCPs
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Department of Environment (Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment)

Your National Contact Point can help you with:

  • Support during proposal submission
  • Counseling during your project’s lifetime
  • One-to-ne guidance and consultation
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Networking
  • Partner search

To find out more about the LIFE Programme and the free services your National Contact Point offers, visit

Contact Person:
Chrystalla Papastavrou, Environment Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962
Contact Email:

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