Call for proposals 2021 - Strategic Nature and Integrated Projects (SNAP/SIP) LIFE-2021-STRAT-two-stage Open!


The topics under this call for proposals concern LIFE Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) and Strategic Nature Projects (SNAPs)
SIPs target the implementation of the following types of plans, strategies or action plans required by specific EU environmental, climate or energy legislation or policy:

Under the sub-programme Circular Economy and Quality of Life:

  • Circular Economy: national or regional circular economy action plans, strategies, roadmaps or similar, which are officially approved, include specific nd measurable actions, or targets, with a clear timeline and are in line with or complement the objectives of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan.
  • Waste: national and regional Waste Management Plans (WMPs) and/or Waste Prevention Programmes pursuant to Articles 28 and 29 of the Waste Framework Directive 2019/1004.
  • Water: River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) pursuant to Annex VII to the Water Framework Directive 2000/60, Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) pursuant to the Floods Directive 2007/60, Marine Strategies pursuant to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56.
  • Air: Air Quality Plans pursuant to the Ambient Air Quality Directive 2008/50 or National Air Pollution Control Programmes (NAPCP) pursuant to the National Emission Ceilings Directive 2016/2284.

Under the sub-programme for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation:

  • National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) pursuant to Regulation 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action.
  • 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.
  • National, regional or industry-/sector-specific greenhouse gas mitigation strategies or economy roadmaps contributing to climate neutrality.

SNAPs target the implementation of the following types of plans, strategies or action plans required by specific EU environmental legislation or policy:

  • the Prioritised Action Frameworks (PAF) pursuant to Article 8 of the Habitats Directive 92/43 and  
  • 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 and include specific and measurable actions, or targets, with a clear timeline and budget.


This call covers the following topics:

  • LIFE-2021-STRAT-CLIMA-SIP-two-stage: Strategic Integrated Projects - Climate Action (LIFE-PJG - LIFE Project Grants)
  • LIFE-2021-STRAT-ENV-SIP-two-stage: Strategic Integrated Projects - Environment (LIFE-PJG - LIFE Project Grants)
  • LIFE-2021-STRAT-NAT-SNAP-two-stage: Strategic Nature Projects (LIFE-PJG - LIFE Project Grants)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 157,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 19 October 2021 - in 2 months (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 07 April 2022 - in 8 months (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for the Environment

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