LIFE is the EU’s funding programme dedicated to the environment and climate action.
This call aims to facilitate the upscaling or replication of results funded under the LIFE programme.
The objectives of Technical Assistance – Replication (TA-R) projects are to facilitate the upscaling or replication of results funded under the LIFE programme or, where relevant to fulfil the objectives of the LIFE programme, under another EU-funded programme.
Only proposals in the field of ‘Environment’ (i.e. ‘Nature and Biodiversity’ and ‘Circular Economy and Quality of Life’) will be eligible for this call.
The TA-R projects could co-finance the activities necessary:
(1) to prepare the up-scaling and/or replication of the results of previous LIFE projects or of other Union programmes, as long as they contribute to the objectives of the LIFE programme.
(2) to facilitate the access of an operation contributing to the LIFE objectives to other financial instruments. This support for investment and replication appears strategic in view to supporting the materialization of green investments on the ground.
As a general principle, all activities included in the TA-R project must be new and additional to the work undertaken or launched by the applicant prior to the project.
In general, and amongst others, the activities:
− should not be research;
− should not include statutory responsibilities of the competent authority;
− should be completed within the duration of the TA-R project;
− should be clearly related to the objective(s) of the TA-R project.
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.:
TA-R projects are designed to enable upscaling and/or replication of results funded under previous LIFE projects or of other Union programmes, as long as they contribute to the objectives of the LIFE programme. The former project beneficiary should in principle be the coordinator of the TA-R project. In well justified cases it may participate not as a coordinator, but it should in any case be part of the TA-R project consortium.
Between 12 and 60 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).
The estimated available call budget is EUR 6 500 000. Depending on the number and quality of proposals, the Commission expects to sign between 6 and 12 grant agreements.