Call: Demonstration Projects - Climate Change Adaptation
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
|Description of programme |
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.
The LIFE Programme shall in particular have the following general objectives:
|Description of programme |
"Climate Change Adaptation"
The EU Adaptation Strategy provides some concrete indications of the characteristics of projects sought and of specific project priorities. It states that LIFE funding for adaptation will give priority to projects that address key cross-sectoral, trans-regional and/or cross-border issues. Projects with demonstration and transferability potential will be encouraged, as will be green infrastructure and ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation, and projects aiming to promote innovative adaptation technologies. In addition, the European Union will promote adaptation particularly in the following vulnerable areas:
The Strategy further states that the European Union will support the establishment of vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies, including those with a cross-border nature.
Demonstration Projects - Climate Change Adaptation
of call |
"Demonstration Projects - Climate Change Adaptation"
"Demonstration projects" means projects that 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. A successful demonstration project is available to all potential stakeholders and aims to encourage other stakeholders to use the techniques and methods demonstrated in the project. Demonstration projects may have a higher EU added value if they take place on a national or transnational level, rather than on a local scale.
|Thematic Focus||Climate, Sustainability, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
|Select Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
|Eligible applicants||Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), , NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Public Services|
|Applicant details|| |
Proposals may be submitted by legal persons (entities) registered in the EU. Applicants may fall into three types of beneficiaries: (1) public bodies, (2) private commercial organisations and (3) private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs).
|Project Partner Details|| |
Partners are not mandatory. However, transnational projects have priority.
There is no pre-defined project duration under the LIFE+ Programme. Usually projects last for 2 to 5 years.
|Type of Funding||Grant|
EU co-financing rate: max. 55%
|Submission||Applicants must submit their proposals to the Contracting Authority via eProposal|
|Contact Details|| |
For detailed information on LIFE national contact points, please follow this link.