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Sectors: Environment

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Non-profit organisations, SMEs

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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Funds for: Contributing to the implementation and development of EU environmental policy and legislation
Main beneficiaries: public bodies

Other beneficiaries: private commercial organisations and private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs)

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Contributing to the implementation, updating and development of European Union environmental policy and legislation
Main beneficiaries: public bodies, private commercial organisations and private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs)

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– Nature & Biodiversity:
– Contributing to the development and implementation of EU policy and legislation in the area of nature and biodiversity, in the Union Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, and the Birds and Habitats Directives;
– Supporting the further development, implementation and management of the Natura 2000 network;
– Improving the knowledge base for the development, implementation, assessment, monitoring and evaluation of EU nature and biodiversity policy and legislation, and for assessing and monitoring factors, pressures and responses that impact on nature and biodiversity
– Environment and Resource Efficiency:
– Developing, testing and demonstrating policy or management approaches, best practices and solutions to environmental challenges;
– Improving the knowledge base for the development, implementation, assessment, monitoring and evaluation of Union environmental policy and legislation
Environmental Governance and Information:
– To promote awareness raising on environmental matters, including generating public and stakeholder support of Union policy-making in the field of the environment, and to promote knowledge on sustainable development and new patterns for sustainable consumption;
– To support communication, management, and dissemination of information in the field of the environment, and to facilitate knowledge sharing on successful environmental solutions and practice, including by developing cooperation platforms among stakeholders and training;
– To promote and contribute to more effective compliance with and enforcement of Union environmental legislation, in particular by promoting the development and dissemination of best practices and policy approaches;
– To promote better environmental governance by broadening stakeholder involvement, including NGOs, in consultation on and implementation of policy

Priorities

Nature & Biodiversity: 
– Supporting the further development, implementation and management of the Natura 2000 network;
– Improving the knowledge base for the development, implementation, assessment, monitoring and evaluation of EU nature and biodiversity policy and legislation, and for assessing and monitoring factors, pressures and responses that impact on nature and biodiversity;
Environment and Resource Efficiency thematic priorities for:
– Water, including the marine environment;
– Waste;
– Resource Efficiency, including soil and forests, and green and circular economy;
– Environment and Health, including chemicals and noise;
– Air quality and emissions, including urban environment
Environmental Governance and Information:
– Information, communication and awareness raising campaigns in line with the priorities of the 7th Environment Action Programme;
– Activities in support of effective control process as well as measures to promote compliance in relation to Union environmental legislation