Call: Pilot 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:
|Link||Link to Programme|
|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.
Pilot Projects - Climate Change Adaptation
|Description of call |
"Pilot Projects - Climate Change Adaptation"
A pilot project means project that applies a technique or method that has not been applied or tested before, or elsewhere, that offers potential environmental or climate advantages compared to current best practice and that can subsequently be applied on a larger scale to similar situations. These projects aim to assess the effectiveness of the method, to inform other stakeholders of the results and to encourage them where appropriate to use the techniques and methods successfully tested in the project.
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||Climate, Sustainability, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources|
|Funding area|| EU Member States
|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|
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. Transnational Projects have priority though
|Further info|| |
There is no pre-defined project duration under the LIFE+ Programme. Usually projects last for 2 to 5 years.
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details|| EU co-financing rate: max. 55% |
There is no fixed minimum size for project budgets. While large ambitious projects (i.e. over 5 million € total costs) have been financed several times in the past, small projects (i.e. below 500 000 € total costs) have seldom succeeded due to the limited output and consequently the 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.