- Publication date
- 19 July 2022
- Opening date
- Deadline model
- Deadline date
- 19 October 2022, 17:00 (CEST)
- Level of funding
- EU level
This calls targets projects addressing serious social, economic and environmental challenges deriving from the transition towards the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets and the objective of climate neutrality in the EU by 2050 at the latest.
Funded projects can be related to a wide range of ''sustainable investments'', including but not limited to: upskilling and reskilling; renewable energy and green and sustainable mobility; public research; digitalisation environmental infrastructure for smart waste and water management; sustainable energy, energy efficiency and integration measures, including renovations and conversions of buildings; urban renewal and regeneration; the transition to a circular economy. land and ecosystem restoration and decontamination; social infrastructure, including care facilities and social housing.
Projects that include activities that do not comply with the ''polluters pay'' and ''do no harm'' principles, as well as with the Paris Agreement, cannot be funded.
The project activities must benefit a territory covered by an approved Territorial Just Transition Plan and must be consistent with this Plan and the sectors and thematic areas it sets out.
Institution providing the funding
EUROPEAN CLIMATE, INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENT EXECUTIVE AGENCY (CINEA)
Size of funding
EUR 1 459 500 000
Overview of eligibility criteria
In order to be eligible, the applicants must be legal entities (public bodies or private bodies entrusted with a public service mission) established in an EU Member State.Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register before submitting the proposal and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). Please see more information at this link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to-participate/participant-register
Moreover, Proposals must relate to activities taking place in the eligible countries (see above) and must benefit a territory covered by an approved Territorial Just Transition Plan. Lastly, please note that, in order to be funded, the projects must also qualify for a loan by the Eurpean Investment Bank (or one of its financial intermediaries).
Overview of award criteria
The proposals will have to follow the standard submission and evaluation procedure (one-stage submission + one-step evaluation). An evaluation committee will assess all applications. Proposals will first be checked for formal requirements (admissibility, and eligibility). Proposals found admissible and eligible will be evaluated against the operational capacity and award criteria and then ranked according to their scores. The operational award criteria include the following: relevance and impact (10 points), and quality (10 points). Bonus points can be awarded if the project: is implemented in a less developed region; directly contributes to the achievement of the 2030 climate and energy targets; is submitted by applicants that have implemented a decarbonisation plan.
For further details on eligibility and award criteria, please see the text of the call at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/jtm/wp-call/2022/call-fiche_jtm-2022-2025-pslf_en.pdf
Proposals must be submitted electronically via the European Commission's Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System, and using the following forms:
- Application Form Part A containing administrative information about the participants and the budget for the project.
- Application Form Part B containing the technical description of the project
Both Forms can be found in the link to the funding opportunity below.
Application support available
Further support can be found in the EU Funding & Tenders Online Manual at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/common/guidance/om_en.pdf