Following the success of Intelligent Energy Europe (2003-2013) and Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), this year the European Commission has renewed the efforts toward sustainability to reach its 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation strategy by launching the LIFE programme for the period of 2021-2027.
The LIFE Programme will fund coordination and support actions (Other Action Grants), dedicating nearly 1 billion euros to projects aiming at facilitating the transition toward a renewable, climate-neutral, energy-efficient community.
Particularly, the programme will be divided into four sub programmes: Nature and Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Quality of Life, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Clean Energy Transition – CET. wThe most relevant for solar thermal stakeholders is the CET programme, which will have five areas of intervention: policy framework, technology rollout, private finance for sustainable energy, local investment projects, and citizen empowerment.
The new call under the LIFE program is foreseen to be published by mid-July 2021. The first deadline for applications shall be in the autumn. The call, when published, will be available here.
Further information will be given at dedicated events that are still to be confirmed by CINEA. A detailed agenda and registration links will be published soon here.