With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215 and  the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece

More than 1 500 ideas for new LIFE projects

Applicants from all EU countries are requesting some €2.8 billion in co-financing from the LIFE programme for new environmental projects. In total, the proposed projects are looking to invest more than €5.1 billion to protect nature and the environment.

The latest calls for “traditional” projects in LIFE’s environment sub-programme closed between 14 and 16 July 2020.  

More than 1 500 concept notes were submitted from across the EU. Some 56% of submissions are for environment and resource efficiency projects, 28% for nature and biodiversity, and 16% for the area of environmental governance and information. This is a new historical record and all this in COVID times! 

Even more interest in the LIFE programme 

The proposed projects have a total cost of over €5.1 billion, which is broken down as follows: 

  • environment and resource efficiency: €2.8 billion; 

  • nature and biodiversity: €1.8 billion; 

  • environmental governance and information: €513 million. 

Source: European Commission