LIFE is the EU’s funding programme dedicated to the environment and climate action.
The topics under this call for proposals concern LIFE Strategic Integrated Projects.
SIPs target the implementation of plans, strategies or action plans required by specific EU environmental, climate or energy legislation or policy. Applicants should target the implementation of one of the following plans/strategies:
1) Circular Economy: National or Regional Circular Economy Action Plans, Strategies, Roadmaps or similar, which are officially approved, and which include specific and measurable actions, or targets, with a clear timeline and are in line with or complementing the objectives of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan.
2) Waste: National and regional Waste Management Plans (WMPs) pursuant to Article28 of the Waste Framework Directive and/or Waste Prevention Programmes (WPPs) as requested by Article 29 of the Waste Framework Directive.
3) Water: River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) pursuant to Annex VII to the Water Framework Directive, Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) pursuant to the Floods Directive or Marine Strategies pursuant to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
4) Air: Air Quality Plans pursuant to the Air Quality Directive or National Air Pollution Control Programmes (NAPCP) pursuant to the National Emission Ceilings Directive.
Please see the call document for a detailed breakdown of activities eligible for funding.
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.:
Proposals must be submitted by:
− minimum 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities)
− the authority responsible for the plan/strategy/action plan should be in principle participating in the consortium as coordinator. In well justified cases it may participate not as coordinator, but it should in any case be part of the consortium.
The topic budget is EUR 52.8 million. The Commission will fund 3-4 projects with an indicative project budget of EUR 10-30 million.