Strategic Integrated Projects – Climate Action


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



Strategic Integrated Projects – Climate Action


Applicants should target the implementation of one or more of the following plans/strategies:

  1. National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) Regulation on thegovernance of the energy union and climate action (EU)2018/1999.
  2. National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP).
  3. National or regional adaptation strategies or action plans.
  4. Urban or community-based action plans pioneering the transition to a climate neutral and/or climate resilient society, including climate-neutral cities plans and actions, for instance in the context of the EU Mission ‘Climate neutral and smart cities’ and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.
  5. National, regional or industry-/sector-specific greenhouse gas mitigation strategies or low carbon economy roadmaps.

Detailed Call Description

Climate change adaptation SIPs should help achieve the objectives of Article 5 of the European Climate Law or the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. In order to do so, SIPs should support the implementation of national climate change adaptation strategies or plans, as required under the European Climate Law, or comparable regional, multi-regional or transnational strategies and plans.

Also, in order to substantially contribute to the implementation of this strategy or plan, SIPs should specify:

  • additional, complementary adaptation actions, which are to be funded by other EU, national or private funding sources;
  • how the project will mobilise complementary funds that can finance activities beyond the scope and timeframe of what is funded by LIFE, like measures to integrate climate adaptation objectives in private investment decisions;
  • auxiliary actions that facilitate the implementation of the overall strategy or plan, such as capacity-building; how the project ensures the involvement and coordination of all relevant levels of government.

Further details in the call document p. 23 – 25

Call Total Budget

€30 million / Indicative range of project budgets: 10-30 million

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


Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Public Administration
  • Regional Development
  • Urban Development

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Parliamentary Bodies
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
  • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (participating countries)
        • the coordinator must be established in an eligible country.

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
Telephone: +357 22 408 926

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

(Publish Date: 21/04/2023-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency