Strategic Nature and Integrated Projects (SNaP/SIP)


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

LIFE: Environment & 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.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Strategic Nature and Integrated Projects (SNaP/SIP)


The topics under this call for proposals concern LIFE Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) and Strategic Nature Projects (SNaPs).

Detailed Call Description

LIFE-2022-STRAT-NAT-SNaP-two-stage – Strategic Nature Projects. The objective of a SNaP project is to support the achievement of EU nature and biodiversity objectives by implementing coherent programmes of action in Member States in order to mainstream those objectives and priorities into other policies and financing instruments. This will include the coordinated implementation of:

  • Prioritised Action Frameworks (PAF) and/or
  • other plans or strategies adopted at international, national, multiregional or regional level by nature and biodiversity authorities, that implement EU nature and/or biodiversity policy or legislation, through coordination of the available funding and mobilisation of additional funding and with the active engagement of all the relevant stakeholders (see “additional conditions” further down within this topic).

In this way, a SNaP project will support effective mainstreaming of nature and biodiversity objectives and priorities into other policies and financing instruments.

LIFE-2022-STRAT-ENV-SIP-two-stage – Strategic Integrated Projects – Environment Objectives Applicants should target the implementation of one of the following plans/strategies:

  • Circular Economy: National or Regional Circular Economy Action Plans, Strategies, Roadmaps or similar, which are officially approved, and which include specific and measurable actions, or targets, with a clear timeline and are in line with or complementing the objectives of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan.
  • Waste: National and regional Waste Management Plans (WMPs) pursuant to Article 28 of the Waste Framework Directive and/or Waste Prevention Programmes (WPPs) as requested by article 29 of the Waste Framework Directive.
  • Water: River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) pursuant to Annex VII to the Water Framework Directive, Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) pursuant to the Floods Directive or Marine Strategies pursuant to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
  • Air: Air Quality Plans pursuant to the Air Quality Directive or National Air Pollution Control Programmes (NAPCP) pursuant to the National Emission Ceilings Directive.

LIFE-2022-STRAT-CLIMA-SIP-two-stage – Strategic Integrated Projects – Climate Action Applicants should target the implementation of one of the following plans/strategies:

  • National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP)23[1] 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, 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.
  • National, regional or industry-/sector-specific greenhouse gas mitigation strategies or low carbon economy roadmaps.

Call Total Budget

€227.8 millions

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

The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (maximum 60%)

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Chambers
  • Consumer Organisations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Employers
  • Farmers Unions
  • Financial Institutions
  • 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


Call Closing Date


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

Contact Persons:

Marilena Papastavrou, Environment Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 926
Contact Email:

Chrystalla Papastavrou, Environment Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962
Contact Email: