LIFE Preparatory Projects – Projects addressing ad hoc Legislative and Policy Priorities (PLP)

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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-2022-PLP

Call

LIFE Preparatory Projects – Projects addressing ad hoc Legislative and Policy Priorities (PLP)

Summary

The topics under this call for proposals concern LIFE Other Action Grants (OAGs). Other Action Grants (OAGs) include:

  • Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) for projects focusing on the transition to renewable energy and increased energy efficiency by breaking market barriers, through activities including capacity building, dissemination of information and knowledge, and awareness raising; they may include directly awarded grants to bodies designated by Member States.
  • A Small Grant Facility on Biodiversity (BEST). Small grants (max 100 000 EUR) for projects in the EU Outermost Regions and the Overseas Countries and Territories on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Pilot projects in the framework of the ‘New European Bauhaus’ to identify and address some key challenges helping Europe’s transformation into the first climate-neutral continent in view of having better spaces in which form not only follows function, such as in the historical Bauhaus movement, but also contributes to preserve the resources of the planet.
  • Action grants benefitting the organisations mentioned in Annex I of the LIFE Regulation
  • Additional projects responding to the EU legislative and policy priorities determined following a consultation with Member States (PLP)
  • Other specific projects to identified beneficiaries (Article 195 EU Financial Regulation).

Detailed Call Description

The 3 topics under this call for proposals concerns the LIFE Projects addressing ad hoc Legislative and Policy Priorities (PLP). Based on article 11 of the LIFE Regulation 2021/7836, the LIFE Multi Annual Work Programme 2021-20247, includes the possibility to finance each year a limited number of projects designed to support specific needs for the development and implementation of Union environment policy and legislation. Point 4.1.4 of the Multi Annual Work Programme indicated that under “Other Actions”, additional projects responding to the Union legislative and policy priorities could be determined on annual basis, following a consultation with Member States. Once a year the Commission makes an inventory of the specific needs regarding the development and implementation of Union environmental or climate policy and legislation that need to be addressed during the following years and identifies among them the needs that could be addressed by specific projects.

Under this call, the proposals may be submitted only to address the following specific needs, based on the final list of specific projects established by the Member States, as described in the section below.

  • LIFE 2022-PLP-NATURA — Nature and Biodiversity. The proposed projects shall address the specific needs and Policy Priorities identified by the Member States in the sub-programme Nature and Biodiversity.
  • LIFE-2022-PLP-Environment — Circular Economy and Quality of LIFE. The proposed projects shall aim to address the specific needs identified by the Member States in the subprogramme Circular Economy and Quality of LIFE.
  • LIFE-2022-PLP-ENER — Supporting Clean Energy Transition. The proposed project shall address the specific needs and Policy Priorities identified by the Member States in the subprogramme Clean Energy transition

Call Total Budget

€3.2 millions

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

Other Action Grants (OAGs): 90% funding rate of the eligible project costs.

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change

Eligibility for Participation

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

Call Opening Date

17/05/2022

Call Closing Date

07/09/2022

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 www.lifecyclamen.com.cy.

Contact Persons:
Marilena Papastavrou, Environment Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 926
Contact Email: mpapastavrou@environment.moa.gov.cy

Chrystalla Papastavrou, Environment Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962
Contact Email: cpapastavrou@environment.moa.gov.cy

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