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Call: Technical Assistance projects - Environment

Acronym LIFE
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:

  • 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.
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Description of programme

The sub-programme for Environment covers the priority areas:

  • Environment and Resource Efficiency,
  • Nature and Biodiversity, and
  • Environmental Governance and Information
Technical Assistance projects - Environment
Description of call
"Technical Assistance projects - Environment"
Technical Assistance (TA) projects provide financial support for the preparation of a proposal for an Integrated Project in order to implement a River Basin Management Plan (RBMP), a Waste Management Plan (WMP) or an Air Quality Plan.
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Thematic Focus Environment & biodiversity, Technologies, Sustainability, Research, Agriculture and Forestry, Climate, Energy
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Public Services, NGO / NPO, Association, Research Institution, Start Up Company, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)
Applicant details It is expected that the applicant of a Technical Assistance project is the intended applicant of the future Integrated Project.
Call opens 09.04.2020
Call closes 16.07.2020
Project duration max 24 months
Further info Please keep in mind that the submission process of an Integrated Project consists of two phases. In case you plan to submit a Technical Assistance project for elaborating an Integrated Project proposal for the ongoing call, the concept note for the Integrated Project has to be submitted in the same month like the Technical Assistance project proposal.
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total call budget: 400 000 €
Max. grant size per project: 100 000 €
Submission Online via Participant Portal
Contact Details

For detailed information on LIFE national contact points, please follow this link.

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