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LIFE - sub-programme “Circular Economy and Quality of Life”
|Parent program||LIFE – Programme for the Environment and Climate Action|
|Link to the program||cinea.ec.europa.eu|
Content of program
The Circular economy and quality of life sub-programme aims at facilitating the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energy-efficient and climate-resilient economy and at protecting, restoring and improving the quality of the environment, either through direct interventions or by supporting the integration of those objectives in other policies.
The specific objectives of the sub-programme “Circular Economy and Quality of Life” are:
|Expected effects and impacts|
The programme will contribute to the relevant European Union priorities by:
The available budget will be used to finance mainly SAPs, Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs) and OAs focusing on the following:
This includes actions on products which are safe and sustainable by design, on circularand sustainable production and consumption as well as actions to increase repair, reuse,remanufacturing and recycling of materials and products. It includes sustainabletechnologies, tools and approaches that are developed within the Sustainable BlueEconomy scope, such as the improved recyclability of offshore renewable energyinfrastructures or repair/reuse of fishing nets and fisheries/aquaculture by-products (e.g.fish scales, shells, etc.).
It contains also actions to support the development of circular economy business models and shorter and more diversified supply chain systems that minimise environmental impact and reduce external dependency. These should be based on comprehensive measures targeting the whole life-cycle of products and materials.
On recovery of resources from waste, it comprises actions in line with the waste hierarchy to prevent waste, to increase product repair and reuse, to improve sorting and decontamination of waste streams, and to increase safe and high-quality recycling of materials and products on the basis of robust and widespread separate collection systems.
In light of their high resource use and their circularity potential, key product value chains such as textiles, chemicals (including plastics), construction and buildings, electronics and information and communication technologies (ICT), and batteries and vehicles, will receive specific attention with actions to be implemented in all stages of the relevant life cycles and involving all relevant stakeholders.
|Regions / countries for funding||Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT), EU Member States|
Moldova (Moldova), Island (Ísland), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Ukraine (Україна)
|Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Education and training institution, Other, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), International organization, Research Institution incl. University|
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Natural persons are not eligible to apply.
International organisations are eligible. The rules on eligible countries do not apply to them.
|Topics||Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation, Air Quality, Biodiversity & Environment, Climate & Climate Change, Water quality & management, Circular Economy, Natural Resources, Disaster Prevention, Resilience, Risk Management|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|Program documents|| LIFE Multiannual Work Programme 2021-2024 - DE (904kB)
Verordnung (EU) 2021/783 zur Einrichtung des Programms für die Umwelt- und Klimapolitik (LIFE) (884kB)
LIFE Multiannual Work Programme 2021-2024 - EN (953kB)
Regulation 2021/783 establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) (904kB)
|Contact||European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) - LIFE |
18.04.2023 - 06.09.2023
18.04.2023 - 06.09.2023
Strategic Integrated Projects - Environment
18.04.2023 - 05.09.2023
Technical Assistance preparation of ENV SIPs
02.05.2023 - 07.09.2023