LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighbouring countries. The LIFE (the Financial Instrument for the Environment) Regulation, which was published on 20 December 2013, sets a budget for the next funding period, 2014–2020, of a‚3.4 billion in current prices. View the LIFE Regulation

Indicative planning for the 2016 LIFE Call

08 February 2016 The 2016 LIFE Call is provisionally planned to be published during the second half of May. Please find below an indicative timetable for the call:

Project type Subprogramme/
priority objective
Deadline Indicative Budget (EUR) Submission route
Traditional projects Climate (all objectives: CCA, CCM and GIC) 07-Sep-16 239,000,000 eProposal
Environment (ENV - Environment and Resource Efficiency) 12-Sep-16
Environment (NAT - Nature and Biodiversity and GIE - Environmental Governance and Information) 15-Sep-16
Preparatory Projects Environment* 20-Sep-16 1,920,000 paper to DG ENV
Technical Assistance Projects Environment 20-Sep-16 800,000 paper to DG ENV
Technical Assistance Projects Climate 20-Sep-16 160,000 paper to EASME
Integrated Projects Environment 26-Sep-16 79,200,000 paper to DG ENV
Integrated Projects Climate 26-Sep-16 16,000,000 paper to EASME
* There will be no Preparatory project call under the Climate sub-programme for 2016
LIFE Regulation

The LIFE 2014-2020 Regulation (EC) No 1293/2013 was published in the Official Journal L 347/185 of 20 December 2013.

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