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2014 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants open

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LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU

Source: ec.europa.eu

This call will cover action grants “Traditional” projects, Preparatory projects, Integrated projects, Technical Assistance projects and Capacity Building projects. For the sub-programme for Climate Action, this call will cover action grants only for “Traditional” projects and Capacity Building projects (the other types will be covered from 2015 onwards).

Traditional” projects cover the following priority areas:

  • LIFE Nature & Biodiversity
  • LIFE Environment & Resource Efficiency
  • LIFE Environmental Governance & Information
  • LIFE Climate Change Mitigation
  • LIFE Climate Change Adaptation
  • LIFE Climate Governance and Information

Deadline: 16 October 2014 at 16.00 hours Brussels local time for the Traditional projects

Preparatory projects (sub-programme for Environment only, not for Climate Action) address specific needs for the development and implementation of Union environmental or climate policy and legislation.

Deadline: 29 October 2014 at 16.00 hours Brussels local time for preparatory projects

Integrated projects (sub-programme for Environment, not for Climate Action) are projects implementing on a large territorial scale (regional, multi-regional, national or trans-national scale) environmental or climate plans or strategies required by specific Union environmental or climate legislation, developed pursuant to other Union acts or developed by Member States’ authorities, primarily in the areas of nature (including Natura 2000 network management), water, waste, air and climate change mitigation and adaptation*, while ensuring involvement of stakeholders and promoting the coordination with and mobilisation of at least one other relevant Union, national or private funding source.

Deadline: Phase I, concept note 10 October 2014 at 16.00 hours Brussels local time

Deadline: Phase II, full proposal April 2015


Technical Assistance projects (sub-programme for Environment, not for Climate Action) provide, by way of action grants, financial support to help applicants prepare integrated projects.

Deadline: 15 September 2014 at 16.00 hours Brussels local time

Capacity Building projects provide financial support to activities required to build the capacity of Member States, including LIFE national or regional contact points, with a view to enabling Member States to participate more effectively in the LIFE Programme.

Deadline: on a rolling basis until 30 September 2015 at 16.00 hours Brussels local time

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