LIFE Technical Assistance Project Grants – Technical Assistance preparation of CLIMA SIPs


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

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LIFE Technical Assistance Project Grants – Technical Assistance preparation of CLIMA SIPs


The objective is the preparation of CLIMA Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs). CLIMA SIPs projects aim at the implementation of: National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP, Regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action (EU)2018/1999); National Energy Efficiency Action Plans’ (NEEAP); National or regional adaptation strategies or action plans; Urban or community-based action plans pioneering the transition to a climate neutral and/or climate resilient society; National, regional or industry-/sector-specific greenhouse gas mitigation strategies or economy roadmaps contributing to climate neutrality.

Detailed Call Description

They cover a large territorial scale, they involve all concerned stakeholders and include a coordination mechanism for funding supporting complementary measures necessary for the full implementation of the targeted plan or strategy.

The overall objective of a TA-PP-CLIMA-SIP project is writing a SIP proposal under the sub-programme Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, so all activities must contribute to this goal. As a general principle, all activities included in the Technical Assistance project must be new and additional to the work undertaken by the applicant prior to the project. In general, and amongst others, the activities:

  • should not be research;
  • should not include statutory responsibilities of the competent authority;
  • should be completed within the duration of the project;
  • should be clearly related to the objective(s) of the project and the corresponding SIP.

Activities may include (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • recruitment of new personnel and training for writing a SIP proposal;
  • contracting external assistance for writing a SIP proposal;
  • information collection for the preparation of a SIP proposal (e.g. on sources of funding);
  • networking, consultation and coordination work for preparing, writing and implementing the SIP;
  • coordination with stakeholders to be involved in the Strategic Integrated Project;
  • developing financing plans where such plans are not already part of the targeted strategy or plan;
  • mapping of the actions complementary to SIP and their potential sources of funding;
  • writing of the SIP proposal full proposal or concept note and full proposal itself.

The maximum EU contribution to a project is € 70 000. The funding rate is 60%.

Call Total Budget


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

The funding rate is 60%.

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Urban Development

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • National Contact Points - NCPs
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

Contact Persons 
Marilena Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 926

Chrystalla Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962