LIFE - Nature & Biodiversity and Circular Economy & Quality of Life

Deadline :
September 7, 2023 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
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Funding programme

LIFE is the EU’s funding programme dedicated to the environment and climate action.

Call overview

This call aims to support specific needs for the development and implementation of Union environment policy and legislation.

Call details

Once a year the Commission makes an inventory of the specific needs regarding the development and implementation of Union environmental or climate policy and legislation that need to be addressed during the following years and identifies among them the needs that could be addressed by specific projects. Before launching this annual call for proposals, the Member States receive a draft list of the identified specific needs that could be addressed by those projects and are asked to comment. Based on these comments, a final list of project areas to be covered was established.

Under this specific topic, proposals may be submitted only to address the following specific needs:

Nature and Biodiversity

  1. Facilitating knowledge sharing & good implementation practices for implementation of the EU Regulation on Deforestation-free products
  2. An EU system to assess management effectiveness of Natura 2000 sites and other protected areas (EU-PAME)
  3. Training for a better management of Natura 2000 sites and restoration of nature
  4. Overcoming the coordination barriers to implement nature-based water retention options
  5. Developing guidance on crop-specific rules for pest management

Circular Economy and Quality of Life

  1. Designing closed loop recycling cycles for tyres for mitigating the impacts of the restriction for the use of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rubber in-fill materials
  2. Validating New Approach Test Methods for replacing animals in testing and science
  3. Promoting and monitoring the Safe and Sustainable by Design framework uptake
  4. Implementation of the Mediterranean Emission Control Areas for sulphur oxides and to support a similar process starting in the Atlantic

Activities funded

A maximum of 1 grant is expected to be awarded per specific project as described above. For details on each of the four project topics and activities eligible for funding, 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.:

  • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
  • non-EU countries:− listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.

Consortium composition, budget, and duration

Please see call document as details vary by project topic.

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Deadline :
September 7, 2023 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
Partners required: