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About LIFE

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.

Possibilities within LIFE

Upon successful applications companies can get:

  • €1-5 M supporting pilot and demonstration projects under the scope ”Traditional Projects”
  • Up to 60% funding to cover the total project costs

LIFE provides funding for private companies, public bodies as well as non-profit organisations. The programme has an overall budget of €3.4 bn in 2014-2020. The calls under LIFE is targeted the six themes under LIFE’s two sub-programmes:

Sub-programme for Environment

  • LIFE Nature & Biodiversity
  • LIFE Environment & Resource Efficiency
  • LIFE Environmental Governance & Information

Sub-programme for Climate Action

  • LIFE Climate Change Mitigation
  • LIFE Climate Change Adaptation
  • LIFE Climate Governance and Information

Requirements within LIFE

LIFE is an environmental programme and has no commercial focus. To be eligeble for funding under LIFE, projects must meet the following criteria:

  • A projects is evaluated against its expected impact regarding environment, climate change, society as well as growth and employment
  • Applicants may apply alone or with partners in a consortium
  • Cross-national projects are no requirements. However, cross-national projects, which contribute through the collaboration are encourage and will benefit in the evaluation process
  • All projects must have a European dimension

Upcoming deadlines

Below are the upcoming deadlines for LIFE. Expect 1-2 months for the proposal writing process.


 LIFE Climate Action aims specifically to fulfil the following general objectives:

  • To contribute to the shift towards a resource-efficient, low- carbon and climate-resilient economy;
  • To improve the development, implementation and enforcement of Union climate policy and legislation;
  • To act as a catalyst for, and promote, the integration and mainstreaming of climate objectives into other Union policies and public and private sector practice;
  • To support better climate governance at all levels, including better involvement of civil society, NGOs and local actors.

'Traditional projects' may be best-practice, demonstration, pilot or information, awareness and dissemination projects.


LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency aims specifically at contributing to the implementation, updating and development of European Union environmental policy and legislation, including the integration of the environment into other policies, thereby contributing to sustainable development.

"Traditional" projects may be best-practice, demonstration, pilot or information, awareness and dissemination projects. 


The priority area LIFE Nature & Biodiversity focuses on:

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of EU policy and legislation in the area of nature and biodiversity
  • Supporting the further development, implementation and management of the Natura 2000 network
  • Iimproving the knowledge base for the development, implementation, assessment, monitoring and evaluation of EU nature and biodiversity policy and legislation, and for assessing and monitoring factors, pressures and responses that impact on nature and biodiversity. 

"Traditional" projects may be best-practice, demonstration, pilot or information, awareness and dissemination projects. 

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