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News article23 April 2024European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency2 min read

LIFE Calls for proposals 2024: bring your green dream & Energy Agency to life!

We welcome the release of the #EULIFE24 CET Calls, especially the call for Standard Action Projects supporting local and regional authorities in establishing new energy agencies. Find out more and apply by 19 September 2024!

LIFE Calls
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As the EU’s flagship initiative for funding environmental and climate actions, the LIFE Programme is your opportunity to turn your ideas into reality — and if your project proposal is successful, you’ll be in for a share of the €571 million available this year.

Sounds interesting? Head over to LIFE Calls for Proposals where you’ll find everything you need to know for your project application. Make sure you register for the upcoming virtual #EULife24 Info Days where experts will guide you through the process and give you detailed information about how to complete a successful application.

LIFE Calls for proposals 2024 are open from 18 April 2024 - with indicative budgets:

Standard Action Projects (SAPs)

  • Nature and biodiversity - €155 million.
  • Circular economy and quality of life - €65 million.
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation - €61.98 million.
  • Clean energy transition - €4 million.
  • New European Bauhaus - €8 million.
  • Environmental governance - €10 million.

Deadline to apply: 19 September 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time.

The focus of the actions under this Call should address one of the following areas:

  • Support local and regional authorities in establishing new energy agencies to support the delivery of the clean energy transition on the ground, including synergies with other areas addressed by the LIFE Programme and contributing to a carbon neutral future;
  • Support energy service companies (ESCOs) in piloting and rolling-out ambitious investment and financial solutions for deep energy renovation of buildings, such as EnPC or similar contractual arrangements.
  • Support financial institutions, brokers, insurers and other actors involved in the energy financing areas, as well as public-private partnerships, in developing and marketing financial products and solutions to finance investments in energy efficiency and integrated renewables.
  • Support EU manufacturers of net-zero energy technologies to roll-out innovative techniques, including activities such as the identification of needs for regulatory updates where relevant (e.g. regulatory sandboxes), along with fostering collaboration with all actors in the value-chains to increase the market uptake and large-scale deployment of their clean energy solutions in line with the Green Deal Industrial Plan and the Net-Zero Industry Act.

Proposals may be submitted by a single applicant from a single eligible country.

Interested in starting a new energy agency in your city or region? Don't miss this opportunity!

Apply here for this call


The LIFE Programme  is the EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action. It has been bringing green ideas to life since 1992 and, to date, has co-financed over 5,500 projects across the EU and in third countries. For the 2021-2027 period, the European Commission has increased LIFE Programme funding by almost 60%, up to €5.4 billion, and included the new clean energy transition sub-programme. The LIFE Programme is managed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).

Other useful links

LIFE Programme

European National Contact Points

The future is green, the future is LIFE

Source: CINEA