Call: Information, awareness and dissemination projects under sub-programme Environment
|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 |
"Priority area Environmental Governance and Information"
LIFE Environmental Governance & Information (sub-programme for Environment) will
co-finance action grants for information, awareness and dissemination projects to promote awareness raising on environmental
matters, including generating public and stakeholder support of Union policy-making in the field of the environment, and to
promote knowledge on sustainable development and new patterns for sustainable consumption; to support communication, management,
and dissemination of information in the field of the environment, and to facilitate knowledge sharing on successful environmental
solutions and practice, including by developing cooperation platforms among stakeholders and training; and to promote and
contribute to more effective compliance with and enforcement of Union environmental legislation, in particular by promoting
the development and dissemination of best practices and policy approaches.
The specific objectives of the priority area LIFE Environmental Governance and Information are:
Information, awareness and dissemination projects under sub-programme Environment
of call |
"Information, awareness and dissemination projects under sub-programme Environment"
Types of Eligible Traditional Projects: "information, awareness and dissemination projects" means projects aimed at supporting communication, dissemination of information and awareness raising in the fields of the sub-programmes for Environment and Climate Action.
Priority area Environmental Governance and Information focuses on:
|Thematic Focus||Environment & biodiversity, Administration, 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||
A proposal that is submitted without any participant other than the coordinating beneficiary itself is eligible. On the other hand, a beneficiary should not hesitate to associate other beneficiaries, if this would bring an added value to the project, such as when the partnership strengthens the feasibility or the demonstration character of the proposal, its European added value, its impact and/or the transferability of its results and lessons learnt.
|Further info|| |
Applications will be submitted in two stages:
Shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to submit full proposals
in October 2018.
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details|| The maximum EU co-financing rate for "traditional" LIFE projects is 55% of the total eligible project costs. |
There is no set minimum size for project budgets. Applicants are advised to ensure that the scale (and therefore the budget) of the proposed actions is sufficiently large to ensure that the project achieves meaningful results with significant EU added value. Small projects (i.e. below 500,000 € total costs) have seldom succeeded due to the limited output and consequently low added value.
|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.