Call: Pilot Projects - Climate Change Mitigation
|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 mitigation"
According to the LIFE Regulation, LIFE Climate Change Mitigation projects must be pilot, demonstration
or best practise projects.
The LIFE Regulation states that to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions the priority area of Climate Change Mitigation has in particular the following specific objectives:
Pilot Projects - Climate Change Mitigation
|Description of call |
"Pilot Projects - Climate Change Mitigation"
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, National Government, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Public Services|
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A proposal may be submitted by any legal person registered in the European Union.
|Project Partner Details|| |
Partners are not mandatory. Transnational Projects have a 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|| |
The maximum EU co-financing rate for LIFE action grant projects is 55% of the total eligible project costs.
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.