Local Green Deals


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027)

Programme Description

The Single Market Programme (SMP) covers the single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics. Specifically, the programme brings together aspects in order to streamline, exploit synergies and provide a better flexible, transparent, simplified and agile framework to finance activities aiming at a well-functioning sustainable internal market.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Local Green Deals


The general objective of this topic is to provide support to SMEs, regional and local economic operators to lead the twin green and digital transition and implement actions aiming to direct the local economy towards a sustainable and inclusive pathway, create new jobs, mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and accelerate a new, green and fairer recovery. To achieve this, this call will support projects that boost transnational and cross border cooperation among local administrations and local businesses to co-create, co-design and deliver Local Green Deals (LGDs).

Detailed Call Description

The objectives to be achieved through this call for proposals for topic “Local Green Deals” are the following:

  • Supporting transnational and cross-city cooperation, exchange of good practices, collaborative business models between industry, SMEs and other economic operators, mapping of existing examples and opportunities in the local green deals development and implementation;
  • Supporting learning between the project partners and co-creation of sustainable, smart and inclusive practices and solutions for the most pressing urban and local challenges related to the green transition of the local economy.
  • Supporting local administrations, industry, business and other local stakeholders in the development and implementation of Local Green Deals, as part of transnational and cross-city cooperation. These local agreements (“deals”) between stakeholders to cooperate, should clearly identify the key actions that each stakeholder commits to lead, the support offered by all actors, and timeframes for delivery.
  • Raising awareness and applying the Local Green Deals Blueprint in the development and implementation of the Local Green Deals.

The local green deals should be in line with the overarching objectives and specific targets established by relevant EU strategies. 

Call Total Budget


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

100% for the costs for providing financial support to third parties and 90% for all other costs categories.

Thematic Categories

  • Economy-Finances
  • Employment
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • Private Bodies
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Projects must comply with EU policy interests and priorities (such as environment, social, security, industrial and trade policy, etc.).
Financial support to third parties is allowed under the following conditions:

  • Applications can provide financial support to third parties, meaning the
    members of the delegations participating in the workshops organised by
    project partners (member of delegations that are not project partners’ staff) as
    specified in section 2;
  • Such support to third parties must be part of the project costs and must be
    included under the corresponding cost heading;
  • Financial support to third parties must cover the travel, accommodation and
    subsistence costs necessary for members of delegations to participate in
    activities bringing together partners and other relevant stakeholders (e.g.
    workshops or study visits), as indicated in the description of the action.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry
Industry and Technology Service
1421, Nicosia, Cyprus
Email: sit@meci.gov.cy

Contact Person:
Spyros Triantaphyllidis
Telephone: 22867333
Email: striantafyllides@meci.gov.cy

(Publish Date: 04/10/2021-for internal use only)

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