Technical Assistance preparation of CLIMA SIPs

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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-2023-TA-PP-CLIMA-SIP

Call

Technical Assistance preparation of CLIMA SIPs

Summary

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, 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.
  • at large territorial scale
  • with the involvement of all concerned stakeholders
  • and include a coordination mechanism for funding supporting complementary measures necessary for the full implementation of the targeted plan or strategy.

Therefore the main objective of the TA-PP project is the submission of a full proposal for a CLIMA SIP.

Detailed Call Description

The CLIMA SIP proposal prepared in the framework of TA-PP project has to be of good quality and has to be eligible for LIFE funding. If failure to submit eligible and quality CLIMA SIP proposal is due to the poor performance, negligence or mistake of the beneficiary of the TA-PP project, the granting authority reserves the right to recover any pre-financing and to declare all TA- PP project costs ineligible.

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.

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 and writing i 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

Applicants should ensure that the targeted plan or strategy will be eligible for a CLIMA SIP.

Call Total Budget

€400 000

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

60%

Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Legal Entities
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • 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) established in EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs) or listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.

Consortium composition

The authority responsible for the plan/strategy/action plan should in principle be the coordinator of the TA-PP project. In well justified cases it may participate not as coordinator, but it should in any case be part of the TA-PP project consortium.

Call Opening Date

02/05/2023

Call Closing Date

07/09/2023

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
Telephone: +357 22 408 926
Email: mpapastavrou@environment.moa.gov.cy

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

EU Contact Point

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/life_en

https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/life_en

Contact: https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/contact-0_en