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Call: Pilot Projects - Environment & Resource Efficiency

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Programme
LIFE
Acronym LIFE
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"LIFE"

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.
Link http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/about/index.htm
Description of programme
"Priority area Environment and Resource Efficiency"
The priority area Environment and Resource Efficiency focuses on:
  • developing, testing and demonstrating policy or management approaches, best practices and solutions to environmental challenges, and in support of resource efficiency-related policy and legislation, including the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe.
  • improving the knowledge base for the development, implementation, assessment, monitoring and evaluation of Union environmental policy and legislation, and for the assessment and monitoring of the factors, pressures and responses that impact on the environment within and outside the Union.
The thematic priorities:
  • Thematic priorities for Water, including the marine environment
  • Thematic priorities for Waste
  • Thematic priorities for Resource Efficiency, including soil and forests, and green and circular economy
  • Thematic priorities for Environment and Health, including chemicals and noise
  • Thematic priorities for Air quality and emissions, including urban environment
LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency support will be allocated to the best proposals in terms of innovative solutions for important environmental issues, leading to viable as well as qualitatively and quantitatively measurable concrete results. Proposals must be highly visible and technically and financially sound. They should incorporate the dissemination of knowledge. The demonstration character is particularly important; projects must be implemented on a technical scale that allows evaluation of technical and economic viability of large scale introduction. LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency is not directed at research or at investment in existing technology. LIFE aims to bridge the gap between research, policy and development results and widespread implementation, and to improve innovative solutions.
Call
Pilot Projects - Environment & Resource Efficiency
Description of call
"Pilot Projects - Environment & Resource Efficiency"

"Pilot projects" means projects that apply a technique or method that has not been applied or tested before, or elsewhere, that offer potential environmental or climate advantages compared to current best practice and that can subsequently be applied on a larger scale to similar situations.

Link http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/life2018/index.htm
Thematic Focus Education, Energy, Innovation, Capacity Building, Climate, Sustainability, Environment & biodiversity, 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, National Government, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Public Services
Applicant details Entities participating in the proposal 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.

Recurring Call Yes
Further info

Applications will be submitted in two stages:

  • Stage 1: Concept note of 10 pages (Deadline: 12.06.2018)
  • Stage 2: Full proposal (Deadline: End January 2019)

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to submit full proposals in October 2018.
There is no pre-defined project duration under LIFE+.

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 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.

 


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