2018 Call for Proposals

2018 marked the beginning of the second phase of the LIFE 2014-20 Programme. The LIFE Multi-Annual Work Programme (MAWP) 2018-2020 covers three calls: 2018, 2019 and 2020 in the fields of nature, the environment and climate.

The 2018 LIFE Call was launched on 18 April 2018 accompanied by the publication of the application packages including guidance documents. For the Environment sub-programme (including nature), the 2018 LIFE Call marked the introduction of a new two-stage application process. This initially involves submission of an 11-page Concept Note. If this is approved, a Full Proposal must be submitted.

Writing the Concept Note requires considerably less effort compared to writing a Full Proposal, so this change from previous years means less initial time commitment, with applicants knowing whether they have a strong chance of success before the bulk of the work in preparing a Full Proposal. However, we strongly advise applicants to obtain funding commitments for that part of the budget not financed from the European Commission prior to submission of the Concept Note. We also strongly encourage applicants to contact us in the National Contact Point as early as possible to ensure that multiple similar Concept Notes are not submitted. 

2018 Call Environment Sub programme - Timetable for submission of applications
18 April 2018Launch of Call
12 June 2018 Deadline for submission of Concept Notes for Environment & Resource Efficiency
14 June 2018Deadline for submission of Concept Notes for Nature & Biodiversity & Environmental Governance and Information
October 2018 Concept Notes results – shortlisted applicants invited to submit Full Proposals
January 2019 Deadline to submit Full Proposals
June 2019 Results and revision of full proposals


The Climate sub-programme retained the one-stage application process for the 2018 Call with submission of a Full Proposal in September 2018 (2018 Climate Call now CLOSED)

2018 Call Climate Sub programme - Timetable for submission of applications
18 April 2018Launch of Call
12 September 2018 Deadline to submit Full Proposals
May 2019 Evaluation and revision of Full Proposals