LIFE Programme opens call for project proposals


The LIFE Programme (“The Financial Instrument for the Environment and Climate Action”) has released its 2020 call for project proposals to EU organisations working towards finding solutions to adapt to climate change.

This year, the programme has set aside more than €450 million for nature conservation, environmental protection and climate action projects. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, several measures were also introduced to make it easier for organisations to apply under these exceptional circumstances.

For those applying for the environment sub-programme, there is a two-stage application process for most of the cases that consists first of the submission of a concept note. If the project is approved in the first stage, submission of the full proposal is necessary. For the climate action sub-programme, there is a single-stage application process. The submission of full proposals is necessary by October 2020.

LIFE is a programme launched by the European Commission and coordinated by the Environment and Climate Action Directorates-General. The Commission has delegated the implementation of many components of the LIFE programme to the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

Examples of climate adaptation projects can be found here. To find out more information on how to apply, click here.


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