Technical Assistance preparation of SNAPs


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



Technical Assistance preparation of SNAPs


The objective is the preparation of Strategic Nature Projects (SNAPs).
SNAPS projects

  • aim at the implementation of:
    • Prioritised Action Frameworks (PAF) and/or
    • Other plans or strategies adopted at international, national, regional or multiregional level by nature and biodiversity authorities, that implement EU nature and/or biodiversity policy or legislation,
  • 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 PAF (or other eligible strategy).

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

Detailed Call Description

The SNAP 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 SNAP 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 coordinating beneficiary should submit a full SNAP proposal in the framework of a dedicated LIFE call for SNAPs before the end of the TA-PP project. Please keep in mind that the submission process for a SNAPs consists of two phases – concept note and full proposal.

The overall objective of a TA-PP-NAT-SNAP project is writing a SNAP proposal, so all activities of the TA-PP project must contribute to this goal.
The 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 SNAP.

Activities may include (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • recruitment of new personnel and training for writing a SNAP proposal;
  • contracting external assistance for writing a SNAP proposal;
  • information collection for the preparation of a SNAP proposal (e.g. on sources of funding)
  • networking, consultation and coordination work for preparing and writing the SNAP;
  • coordination with stakeholders to be involved in the Strategic Nature Project;
  • developing financing plans where such plans are not already part of the targeted PAF, action plan or strategy;
  • mapping of the actions complementary to SNAP and their potential sources of funding writing of the SNAP full proposal or concept note and full proposal itself

Applicants should ensure that the targeted Prioritized Action Framework (PAF), the targeted plan or strategy will be eligible for a SNAP.

Call Total Budget

€300 000

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


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


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

EU Contact Point

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency