Nature and Biodiversity – Nature Governance

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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-2021-SAP-NAT-GOV

Call

Nature and Biodiversity – Nature Governance

Summary

Proposals under this topic must address EU Nature and Biodiversity legislation compliance assurance and access to justice.

Detailed Call Description

Proposals under this topic must address EU Nature and Biodiversity legislation compliance assurance and access to justice by:

  • establishing new or, where in place, enhancing existing cross-border, national or regional networks of compliance assurance practitioners or experts; and/or establishing or, where in place, improving professional qualifications and training to improve compliance with binding EU legal instruments on nature and biodiversity, through promoting, checking and enforcing compliance; or
  • applying the polluter pays principle, using a mix of administrative law, criminal law and environmental liability; and/or
  • by developing and implementing strategies and policies and/or developing and using innovative tools and actions to promote, monitor and enforce compliance with binding EU instruments on nature and biodiversity, or ensure application of the polluter pays principles through environmental liability; and/or
  • improving relevant information systems operated by public authorities; and/or – engaging with citizens and others to promote and monitor compliance, and ensure application of environmental liability in relation to EU nature and biodiversity legislation.

Call Total Budget

€3,000,000

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

The maximum funding rate is 60%.

Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Call Opening Date

13/07/2021

Call Closing Date

30/11/2021

National Contact Point(s)

Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
www.lifecyclamen.com.cy

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

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