LIFE is the EU’s funding programme dedicated to the environment and climate action.
This call facilitates the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energy-efficient/climate-resilient economy with a focus on governance.
The topics under this call for proposals concern LIFE Standard Action Projects (SAPs).SAPs represent the ‘traditional LIFE projects’ aimed to:
− develop, demonstrate and promote innovative techniques, methods and approaches‘ Innovative techniques, methods and approaches’ means solutions which are new when compared to the state of the art at Member State and sector level and which are implemented at an operational scale and under conditions that allow the achievement of the impacts set out in the award criterion ’Impact’ first paragraph
− contribute to the knowledge base and to the application of best practice ‘Best practice’ means solutions, techniques, methods and approaches which are appropriate, cost-effective and state of the art (at Member State and sector level), and which are implemented at an operational scale and under conditions that allow the achievement of the impacts set out in the award criterion ’Impact’ first paragraph
- support the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the EU legislation and policy, including by improving governance at all levels, in particular through enhancing capacities of public and private actors and the involvement of civil society
− catalyse the large-scale deployment of successful technical and policy related solutions for implementing the EU legislation and policy by replicating results, integrating related objectives into other policies and into public and private sector practices, mobilising investment and improving access to finance.
The specific objective is to cover one or more of the following topics:
1. Activities in support of public administrations’ decision-making and voluntary approaches
2. Environmental compliance assurance and access to justice3. Behavioral change and awareness-raising initiatives
For details on activities eligible to be funded under each topic, please read the call document.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) and be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
Indicative project duration: between 24 and 120 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment)
The total call budget is EUR 7 000 000 and the Commission will fund 7 projects.