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2019 LIFE programme – new calls for proposals!

New calls for proposals under the EU LIFE programme are opened since April 4, 2019. They offer funding for projects under sub-programmes for environment and climate action. These sub-programmes cover a wide range of topics such as nature and biodiversity, resource efficiency, climate change adaptation and mitigation. They refer to traditional smaller projects and larger integrated projects which allow beneficiaries to receive and use funding from many sources, including the EU and/or national budgets and the private sector.



Who can apply ?
LIFE is a programme offering a lot of flexibility to its beneficiaries. You can decide if you want to run a project on your own, or if you prefer to join forces with partners from your own or another country. Entities able to apply are:

  • A public body operating under a national government’s authority, (e.g. local authority, national administration etc.),
  • A private commercial organisation,
  • A private non-commercial organisation (NGOs etc.)

Please also note that, until the United Kingdom leaves the EU, EU law continues to apply to and within the UK, when it comes to rights and obligations. This includes the eligibility of UK legal entities to participate fully and receive funding under the LIFE programme. Please be aware, however, that the eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant.


How to apply?
Application processes differ depending on the type of project you are willing to submit. To learn more about the application details, please visit the LIFE programme website.
When building your project proposal, always keep in mind the following elements:

  • showing the positive impact of your project on the environment. Make sure that the benefits are ambitious but credible and that indicators are detailed,
  • outlining the potential of transfer or replication of your results to other regions, countries or economic sectors, even beyond the time boundaries of the project,
  • describing the persons involved in the project and showing the expertise of your partners,
  • planning your budget and business plan in advance to make sure they are coherent and credible,
  • getting inspiration and learning from others by exploring the existing LIFE programmes, among which is the Oreka Mendian project.

Please note that for most environment projects, the application deadline is June 2019. Most climate action projects proposals must be submitted by September 2019.


More information
For more information, please visit the LIFE programme website or read the FAQs. You can also directly get in touch with the LIFE national contact point in your country.

2019 LIFE open days are also coming! If you are seeking for more information or looking for partners, you can check out LIFE networking events and workshops happening near you.


16 April 2019

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Hier au European Parliament, Franc Bogovič a accueilli le premier événement de l'intergroupe #SmartVillages - les députés européens et d'autres parties prenantes travaillant ensemble sur des solutions innovantes pour les zones peu peuplées, montagneuses et rurales d'Europe !
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Our member Acap Pyrénées produced a film on innovation improving the sustainability of the sheep breeding sector 🐑 An English version of the film is also available 👇C'est déjà officiel, nous avons enfin ici le film sur le projet Pirinnovi_POCTEFA réalisé par l'ACAP et le réalisateur Marc Cousin. Une vidéo réalisée avec beaucoup d'enthousiasme par les partenaires du projet, les techniciens des chambres d'agriculture et les agriculteurs des Pyrénées orientales et centrales. Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur le projet, il vous suffit d’aller sur notre nouvelle chaîne YouTube et de choisir votre version préférée (français, espagnole ou anglais). Vous y trouverez également le reste des films de l'ACAP. Nous espérons que vous l'aimez et que vous nous donnez beaucoup de Likes! www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CCejBNH67Y&t=43s ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday at @EUparliament, @Franc_Bogovic hosted the first event of the #SmartVillages intergroup - MEPs and other stakeholders working together on innovative solutions for Europe's sparsely populated, mountainous and rural areas!
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The #EuropeanParliament with @Franc_Bogovic and key stk groups has launched the intergroup on #smartvillages for Rural Communities to discuss how to bring forward this exiting concept in rural areas to combat depopulation and achieve modern and sustainable rural communities https://t.co/gAvkYAfa1L

Today, the FREE Initiative participated in the inaugural meeting of the Intergroup #SMARTVillages for Rural Communities at the @EUparliament in #Strasbourg . Thank you @Franc_Bogovic and @EnginEroglu_FW for hosting this event! #RuralEnergyMatters https://t.co/vI1YacYj6g

Tomorrow, the #FREEInitiative, with @Euromontana @sspa_network @ruraleurope @_CEJA_ and MEPs @Franc_Bogovic and @EnginEroglu_FW, will host the inaugural meeting of the Intergroup #SMARTVillagesForRuralCommunities in #Strasbourg Info: https://t.co/XushWz16rv

. @EURAC published a study on transfers of #ecosystem services. It shows a high demand for mountains' ressources, from water to places for outdoor activities, but also says a lot about rural-urban linkages in mountain areas 👇

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