Call: LIFE- Preparatory projects
|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 |
The sub-programme for Environment covers the priority areas:
LIFE- Preparatory projects
|Description of call |
"LIFE- Preparatory projects"
|Once a year the Commission makes an inventory of specific needs regarding the development and
implementation of Union environmental or climate policy and legislation that need to be addressed during the following years
and identifies among them the needs that could be addressed by Preparatory projects. |
Under the 2018 call, proposals may be submitted only to address the following specific needs:
|Thematic Focus||Climate, Environment & biodiversity, Sustainability, Security, Disaster Prevention, Innovation, Capacity Building, Natural ressources|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
|Select Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
|Eligible applicants||Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, , , Education and Training Centres, Research Institution, , Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), , NGO / NPO, Public Services, Other, National Government, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association|
|Applicant details|| LIFE is open to public or private bodies, actors or institutions registered
in or, exceptionally, outside the European Union. |
Beneficiaries may include: (1) public bodies, (2) private commercial organisations and (3) private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs).
|Project Partner Details||Project proposals can either be submitted by a single applicant or by a partnership which includes a coordinating beneficiary (the applicant) and one or several associated beneficiaries.|
|Further info|| There is no pre-determined project duration for a LIFE project.
Generally speaking, the project duration must correspond to what is necessary to complete all of the project's actions and
to reach all its objectives. A Preparatory project would be expected to last between 2 and 3 years. |
|Type of Funding||Grant|
The maximum EU co-financing rate for LIFE Preparatory projects is 60% of the eligible project costs. |
There is no fixed min. size for project budgets.
The max. EU- funding amount differs in the Specific Needs/Priority Objectives identified for 2018.
LIFE 2017 – Preparatory Projects
DG ENV – LIFE Unit (BU9 03/006)
|Contact Details|| |
For detailed information on LIFE national contact points, please follow this link.