LIFE Programme

The LIFE programme is the European Union’s funding instrument for environment and climate action during the period 2014-2020. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, revision and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.

This programme is divided into 2 sub-programmes, with three priority areas each:

  • Environment sub-programme
    • Environment and resources efficiency
    • Environment and biodiversity
    • Governance and environment information
  • Climate action:
    • Climate action mitigation
    • Adaptation to climate change
    • Governance and climate information

LIFE multiannual work programme for 2018-2020 was adopted by the European Commission on 12 February 2018, and details how it will allocate resources among areas of policy priority in 2018-2020. In total, €1 243.81 million will be earmarked for work on nature conservation and environmental protection, and a further €413.25 million for climate action. The multiannual work programme has introduced the novelty of the two-stage application procedure.

More information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/

LIFE project types and deadlines Call 2020
Call  Area    Project type    Publication date   Cut-off date
LIFE 2020 Environment

Traditional Projects

April 2020

June 2020 Deadline for concept notes

February 2021 Deadline for full proposals

Preparatory Projects

   

Integrated Projects

   

Technical Assistance Projects

   
Climate change

Traditional Projects

April 2020 September 2020
Deadline for full proposals
Preparatory Projects    

Integrated Projects

   

Technical Assistance Projects

   

 

Contact information:
International R&D Office UPV/EHU
Email: proyectoseuropeos@ehu.es