LIFE Programme

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU. For the 2014-2020 funding period, LIFE will contribute approximately €3.4 billion to the protection of the environment and climate.

Anyone registered in the EU can make a proposal for LIFE funding, while project partners can come also from outside the EU, provided that the coordinating beneficiary is based in the programme area. A call for proposals is published every year.

The priority areas of the LIFE programme are:

  • LIFE Nature & Biodiversity
  • LIFE Environment & Resource Efficiency
  • LIFE Environmental Governance & Information
  • LIFE Climate Change Mitigation
  • LIFE Climate Change Adaptation
  • LIFE Climate Governance and Information