The European Commission is opening its LIFE Clean Energy Transition 2023 call for proposals. This includes funding opportunities for the reskilling and upskilling of building professionals and for actions stimulating the roll-out of heat pumps in existing buildings through alternative business and/or delivery models:

  • The LIFE-CET-BUILDSKILLS topic aims to increase the number of skilled building professionals at all levels of the building design, operation and maintenance value chain. Proposals should develop, test, validate and prepare the deployment of new and/or the upgrade of existing training and qualifications schemes, and make sure this is tested and validated during the project’s lifetime.
  • The LIFE-2023-CET-HEATPUMPS (Scope B) aims to increase the number of skilled heat pump installers and other relevant professionals, thereby reducing the growing gaps in certain markets. Furthermore, the LIFE-2023-CET-HEATPUMPS (Scope A) is open for actions stimulating large-scale demand for heat pumps in existing buildings through the development, demonstration, upscale and/or replication of alternative business and/or delivery models.

For the BUILDSKILLS topic, proposals can be submitted by a single applicant from an eligible country, while for the HEATPUMPS topic, proposals should include minimum three applicants from different eligible countries.


Proposals are supported with a 95% co-funding rate. The deadline to submit proposals is 16 November 2023.


For further information, links to the call topics and the recordings from the European info day, please find this article published on the BUILD UP portal. 


Should you have questions, please contact the relevant unit at the European Commission under the following address: