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Call: Technical Assistance projects climate action

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Programme
Acronym LIFE
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"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.

The LIFE Programme shall in particular have the following general objectives:

  • to contribute to the shift towards a resource-efficient, lowcarbon and climate- resilient economy, to the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment and to halting and reversing biodiversity loss, including the support of the Natura 2000 network and tackling the degradation of ecosystems;
  • to improve the development, implementation and enforcement of Union environmental and climate policy and legislation, and to act as a catalyst for, and promote, the integration and mainstreaming of environmental and climate objectives into other Union policies and public and private sector practice, including by increasing the public and private sector's capacity;
  • to support better environmental and climate governance at all levels, including better involvement of civil society, NGOs and local actors;
  • to support the implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme.
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Description of programme
"Climate Action"

LIFE Climate Action is one of the two sub-programmes of the European Union's main funding programme for the environment. It supports both climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation projects. Mitigation projects contribute to substantially reducing Europe's greenhouse gas emissions; adaptation projects address the inevitable impacts of climate change. This part of LIFE co-finances projects that help develop and demonstrate the most effective technologies, tools and methodologies that can be taken to meet EU's policy targets on climate change.

The sub-programme for Climate Action shall have three priority areas:

  • Climate Change Mitigation;
  • Climate Change Adaptation;
  • Climate Governance and Information.

It is encouraged, where relevant, for projects to contribute to more than one of those priority areas and to involve the participation of more than one Member State. Synergies with other environmental and climate policies should be a central theme of adaptation projects.

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Technical Assistance projects climate action
Description of call
"Technical Assistance projects climate action "
Technical Assistance (TA) projects provide, by way of action grants, financial support to help applicants prepare Integrated Projects (IPs) related to climate action. The possible topics are:
  • Nature
  • Adaptation
  • Mitigation
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Thematic Focus Administration, Climate, Environment & biodiversity, Sustainability, Technologies, Energy, Research, Agriculture and Forestry, Natural ressources
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Research Institution, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Public Services, National Government
Applicant details It is expected that the applicant of a Technical Assistance project is the intended applicant of the future Integrated Project.
Further info Please keep in mind that the submission process of an Integrated Project consists of two phases. In case you plan to submit a Technical Assistance project for elaborating an Integrated Project proposal for the ongoing call the concept note for the Integrated Project has to be submitted in the same month like the Technical Assistance project proposal.
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total call budget: 934 000 €
The budget is allocated as follows:
  • Nature: 580 000 €
  • Adaptation: 135 000 €
  • Mitigation: 219 000 €
Max. grant size per project: 100 000 €
Submission Online via Funding & Tenders Portal
Contact Details

For detailed information on LIFE national contact points, please follow this link.


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