LIFE launches 2016 call for action grants: more than €330 million available

LIFE launches 2016 call for action grants: more than €330 million available

The LIFE programme launched two calls for proposals, underlining its commitment to supporting projects that protect the environment and tackle the impact of climate change.

  • LIFE  environment : €273 936 184
  • LIFE  climate action : €63 600 000


-  Innovations in the 2016 call concern Traditional LIFE projects. These include more emphasis on sustainability and replicability and more attention to second phase projects and the relation with other projects financed by LIFE. 

- There are new policy priorities for Traditional projects under the sub-programme for climate action: For Climate Change Mitigation, projects related to energy-intensive industries are encouraged in particular.

"Traditional" projects may be best-practicedemonstration, pilot or information, awareness and dissemination projects (ie similar to LIFE+ Nature, Biodiversity, Environment and Information projects), depending on the priority area (see below).  Best practice projects apply appropriate, cost-effective and state-of-the-art techniques, methods and approaches taking into account the specific context of the project; demonstration projects put into practice, test, evaluate and disseminate actions, methodologies or approaches that are new or unknown in the specific context of the project, such as the geographical, ecological, socio-economic context, and that could be applied elsewhere in similar circumstances; pilot projects apply a technique or method that has not been applied or tested before, or elsewhere, that offer potential environmental or climate advantages compared to current best practice and that can subsequently be applied on a larger scale to similar situations; information, awareness and dissemination projects aim at supporting communication, dissemination of information and awareness raising in the fields of the sub-programmes for Environment and Climate Action.

Indicative Deadlines 
Subprogramme             Deadline
Climate                           7-sept-16
Environment                   12-sept-16
Nature & Biodiversity      15-sept-16
Env Gov & Information    15-sept-16

  30  May  2016 ,


"This project has received funding from the European financial instrument for the Environment (Life+) programme (LIFE14 ENV/ES/000524). The European Comission is neither responsible nor liable for any written content in this website"

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