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Call: Operating grants to European environmental and/or climate NGOs - Call for proposals for LIFE Framework partnership agreements

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the EducationTraining, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

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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:

  • to contribute to the shift towards a resource-efficient, lowcarbon and climate- resilient economy, to the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment and to halting and reversing biodiversity loss, including the support of the Natura 2000 network and tackling the degradation of ecosystems;
  • to improve the development, implementation and enforcement of Union environmental and climate policy and legislation, and to act as a catalyst for, and promote, the integration and mainstreaming of environmental and climate objectives into other Union policies and public and private sector practice, including by increasing the public and private sector's capacity;
  • to support better environmental and climate governance at all levels, including better involvement of civil society, NGOs and local actors;
  • to support the implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme.
Operating grants to European environmental and/or climate NGOs - Call for proposals for LIFE Framework partnership agreements
Description of call
"Operating grants to European environmental and/or climate NGOs - Call for proposals for LIFE Framework partnership agreements "

The NGO Framework Partnership Agreements (FPAs) has been launched on 15 June 2015. This call for proposals aims at identifying framework partners to which the EASME may at a later stage award specific operating grants.

Those specific operating grants shall foresee co-financing of the operating costs of NGO's related to the eligible activities provided for in the framework partners' 2016 and 2017 Work Programme. The target are NGOs which pursue an aim of general Union interest, are primarily active in the field of environment and/or climate action and are involved in the development, implementation and enforcement of Union policy and legislation.

This year's call will address framework partnership agreements covering two years. The indicative total budget earmarked for the co-financing of NGO operating grants is estimated at EUR 18,000,000.00 (eighteen million euros) for a two year period, i.e. 9,000,000.00 (nine million euros) yearly.

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Thematic Focus Climate, Sustainability, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants NGO / NPO
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Applicants will have to demonstrate a structure and activities covering at least three
European Union Member States. To this end, partnerships, networks and memberships
are eligible if they are formally established as a legal entity.

Recurring Call No
Project duration min 24 months
Project duration max 24 months
Further info

2 years Framework Partnership Agreement.

Financial details

maximum EU contribution of EUR 700,000.00 (seven hundred thousand euros) per year.

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