The LIFE (the Financial Instrument for the Environment and Climate Action) Regulation, which was published on 20 December 2013, sets a budget for the funding period 2014–2020 of €3.4 billion in current prices. View the LIFE Regulation
03 April 2017 The European Commission will launch a new call for proposals under the LIFE programme on 28 April 2017, with application deadlines in September 2017. Nearly €260 million in funding will be available for environment and climate projects ("traditional projects").
The Commission is particularly interested in close-to-market projects, i.e. projects that:
Interested applicants should consider applying to the traditional projects call for proposals in the following priority areas:
Read more about the co-funding available for close-to-market environment and climate solutions.
Applicants busy designing projects for potential new LIFE funding should highlight the following date in their agendas: 31 May 2017. This is when the European Commission will host an information and networking event on the 2017 LIFE funding opportunities.
03 April 2017 The call for proposals for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in the fields of environment and climate action is open!
To check the eligibility of your organisation, please read carefully the eligibility criteria.
Any applicant must:
For more information, follow this link to download the call, application guide and other useful documents.
An information event for potential applicants will take place on 20 April at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in Brussels. Please register for the event by 13 April.
09 February 2017 The 2017 LIFE Call is provisionally planned to be published on the 28 April 2017. Please find below an indicative timetable for the call:
|INDICATIVE PLANNING FOR THE LIFE CALL 2017|
|Traditional projects||Climate Action ( LIFE Climate Change Mitigation; LIFE Climate Change Adaptation; LIFE Climate Governance and Information)||07-Sep-17|
|Environment (ENV - Environment and Resource Efficiency)||12-Sep-17|
|Environment (NAT - Nature and Biodiversity)||14-Sep-17|
|Environment (GIE - Environmental Governance and Information)||14-Sep-17|
|Integrated Projects first phase||Environment; Climate Action||26-Sep-17|
|Integrated Projects second phase||Environment; Climate Action||Mid-March 18|
|Technical Assistance Projects||Environment; Climate Action||07-Sep-17|
07 December 2016 LIFE Preparatory projects to support deployment of European Solidarity Corps (sub-programme for Environment) contribute to strengthening the Union's capacity to provide volunteering services for young people across the European Union.
It focuses mainly on conservation of Natura 2000 sites, environmental protection, restoration of natural areas and ecosystems and on capacity building among ongoing LIFE projects.
Deadline for application to the LIFE Preparatory Projects for the European Solidarity Corps is 07 March 2017 at 16:00 Brussels local time.
19 May 2016 2016 Call for proposals for LIFE Grants under both sub-programmes (for Environment and for Climate Action) – was launched on 19 May 2015.
The Commission invites legal persons (entities) registered in the European Union (EU) to present proposals for the 2016 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants. The call covers proposals for both LIFE sub-programmes.
Proposals may be submitted by legal persons (entities) registered in the EU. Applicants may fall into three types of beneficiaries: (1) public bodies, (2) private commercial organisations and (3) private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs).
According to the LIFE Regulation (Art. 9), the Commission shall ensure geographical balance for projects submitted under the sub-programme for Environment, by proportionately distributing funds among all Member States according to indicative national allocations.
The table attached below indicates the remaining national allocations for the Environment sub-programme for the duration of the first multiannual work programme, after taking into account the results of the 2014 selection. Where indicative national allocations are not applicable, projects shall be selected exclusively on the basis of merit.
Download: National allocations for the Environment sub-programme after the 2014 call
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The LIFE 2014-2020 Regulation (EC) No 1293/2013 was published in the Official Journal L 347/185 of 20 December 2013.