LIFE Program: Call for Proposals 2020

The LIFE Program is a European Union financial instrument intended to co-finance projects in the fields of environmental, nature and climate activities.

As part of the Environment and Climate Action sub-programs, a total of 10 new tenders have been opened. More about deadlines and the tenders for the Environment sub-program can be found at the following link, and here for the Climate Action sub-program. Eligible applicants are all legal entities registered in the European Union.

General information can be found at the following links:
Eligible applicants
How to apply
Legal and financial aspects of LIFE projects
Environment sub-program
Climate Action sub-program

We emphasize that the co-financing rate of projects by LIFE programs is generally between 55% and 60%, depending on the tender.

Also, on April 30, 2020, the European Commission is organizing a Virtual Information and Networking Day on LIFE tenders for 2020, and more information can be found here.

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the LIFE program has introduced many measures to facilitate the application and participation in currently open tenders, some of which are highlighted here:

  • All application deadlines are extended by one month.
  • Applicants can register for a brief discussion of their project concept with one of the LIFE project advisors.
  • All projects will have the opportunity to financially support local initiatives that can contribute to the goal of the project.

Some new measures have also been announced, so all applicants are invited to revisit the official web pages at the end of April to check for any changes in the tender and possible new measures.