(25 June 2014) – The European Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the LIFE funding programme for projects dedicated to environment.
The LIFE sub-programme for environment will provide €238.86 million in 2014 to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to environmental challenges across Europe, focusing on the conservation of nature and biodiversity, resource efficiency and environmental governance and information.
Interested organisations are encouraged to start preparations as early as possible by developing their project ideas, forming partnerships with relevant stakeholders and identifying complementary financial support. For “traditional projects”, the Commission particularly welcomes proposals in line with the priority project topics set out in the LIFE multi-annual work programme for 2014-2017.
The deadline for applications for traditional projects is 16 October 2014, while for integrated projects it has been fixed at 10 October 2014. The next call for LIFE proposals will target operating grants for non-profit organisations active at European level in climate and environmental issues and will be launched this autumn.