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Life Programme

The EU LIFE Programme provides funding opportunities for the support of Environment, Nature Conservation and Climate Action projects throughout the EU. Applications are encouraged from public and private organisations seeking co-funding for projects. Large and small companies, government and non-government organisations (NGOs & HEIs) can participate.

New for 2018 LIFE Call:

  • A new two-stage application process for LIFE Environment projects
  • A new Multiannual Work Programme (MAWP) running from 2018-2020

Additional information, including applications and timelines, can be found under 2018 Call for Proposals

LIFE Overview including Financing rates

LIFE has a budget of €3.4 billion for 2014-2020. Following competitive selection, awards are made that are typically in the range of one to five million euro for projects with a duration of 3 to 5 years. The maximum EU co-financing rates for projects are 55 or 75%, depending on the project topic. Every year a call for LIFE project proposals is launched around April. Submitting a LIFE application is a challenging process and early planning is recommended.