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


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The LIFE GreenYourRoute (LIFE GYR) [LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment and the Greek Green Fund. Its aim is creating an optimization platform for last mile delivery of goods, taking environmental aspects into consideration.

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