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LIFE – Environment – Environmental governance and Information – 2020

Grants for project for the environment and climate action


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Institution European Commission
Regions European Union

EU member states

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Priorities and funded actions

* 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

* 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, and in support of information systems and information tools on the implementation of Union environmental legislation

Among financed activities
* Raising awareness on environmental problems, EU environmental policies, tools and/or legislation among the relevant target audiences;
* Improving environmental information systems operated by public authorities for electronically collecting, processing, storing and sharing environmental information;
* Improving the capacity and quality of public administration in relation to plans, programmes, analyses, reviews and assessments and/or to permits, derogations, and other decisions on specific activities,
* Supporting environmental compliance assurance32 by developing and implementing or implementing existing cross-border, national or regional risk-based strategies to promote, check and enforce compliance through use of a mix of administrative law, criminal law and environmental liability
* Supporting environmental compliance assurance by establishing new or, where in place, enhancing existing cross-border, national or regional networks of environmental compliance assurance practitioners or experts;
* Development and use of innovative tools and actions to promote, monitor and enforce compliance;
* Improving the handling by public authorities of environmental complaints and submissions from the public;
* Promoting access to justice in environmental matters and/or mediation

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: advised between 36 et 60 mois 

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: public bodies, private commercial organisations; private non-commercial oragnisations (including NGOs)


* Co-financing rate: Up to 55% of the total eligible costs

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