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New 2014-2020 programme for environment and climate action

This fund is a framework programme, organised in different strands (sub-programmes)

?A framework programme is an umbrella structure intended to serve various funding schemes (strands / sub-programmes). Each strand includes specific themes and funding rules.

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Grants for project for the environment and climate action

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LIFE is the new 2014-2020 programme for environment and climate action that replaces the LIFE+ programme (2007-2013).


* Contribute to a transition to a low carbon and efficient economy in the use of resources, and which is resilient to the effects of climate ...

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Contact - Funds Manager

Find here more information on official contact points and get the contact details of the programme officer. This will be useful to get further information on open calls for proposals.

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News related to LIFE

  • 07 September 2016
    First success for LIFE SIRENIA in Guadeloupe
    LIFE SIRENIA is an European program cofunded by LIFE. The objective is to fund projects that protect the environment and preserve the nature. 

  • 29 August 2016
    Learn how to co-exist with bears thanks to the LIFE programme
    The Life DinAlp Bear project is co-financed by the LIFE programme and aims to manage the population level and conservation of brown bears in northern Dinaric Mountains and the Alps. Within this project, a guidebook has been published to promote the co-existence between humans and brown bears.

  • 24 May 2016
    Natura 2000 Awards: the winners of 2016
    Natura 2000 is a network aiming at protecting and enhancing Europe’s natural heritage and securing the long-term survival of Europe’s most valuable and threatened species.It gathers over 27 000 protected sites that covers 18 % of EU land territory and more than 5 % of its marine areas...

  • 27 January 2016
    LIFE: 63.8 million euro for new environmental projects across the EU
    New LIFE funding will help mobilize over € 1 billion of support to environmental plans across member states.

  • 20 November 2015
    LIFE : 96 NEW environment projects
    The European Commission has approved funding for 96 new projects in 21 Member States under its LIFE programme for the Environment. These projects represent a total investment of € 264.8 million, of which the EU will provide € 160.6 million

  • 06 March 2015
    LIFE Grants indicative timetable
    An indicative timetable related to the publication of the future calls for proposals for LIFE grants has been revealed.

  • 18 June 2014
    2014 Call for LIFE Action Grants now open!
    The first call for action grants for the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action (2014-2020) is now open. For further information, application forms and guidance documents go directly to the call page.

  • 02 June 2014
    Seminar on EU local authorities and energy transition
    On Wednesday, June 18,  the European House of French local authorities (Maison européenne des pouvoirs locaux français) holds a seminar intitled "European cimate and energy policies: which role and opportunities for local authorities"?.

  • 30 April 2014
    €282.6 million for selected new Life+ projects
    The Commission has approved 225 new projects for the Life+ programme (2007-2013), providing 282 million euro in cofinancing. The projects have been selected among 1 468 applications in response to the Life+ latest call for proposals, which closed in June 2013. Overall, the projects repr...

  • 23 April 2014
    LIFE: new financial instruments
    Two new financial instruments have been established under the 2014-17 work plan for the EU’s LIFE programme, published in the official journal on Thursday. LIFE funds EU environmental projects and programmes.

Interview related to LIFE

    • Define a solid pre-project
      Before submitting a financial application to Community institutions, you must be in a position to design a well-structured pre-project. Designing a « project sheet » is the first stage in your application, since the key questions that you will answer in your project sheet can be picke...

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