Please read the message on the measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic before starting an application. The Addendum to the guidelines for applicants is now published under the LIFE2020 calls. Please check the documents listing the modifications to the guidelines for applicants and model of grant agreement due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the “Addendum Nature application guides” introducing an exception to the “25% conservation rule” for projects aimed at identifying and mapping areas and landscape features needed to ensure the ecological coherence of Natura 2000.
This call for proposals addresses the priority area "nature and biodiversity" of the environment sub-programme.
(Dates below are indicative)
- 2 April 20202 April 2020
Publication of the call for proposals
- 16 July 202016 July 2020
Deadline for applicants to submit concept notes
- November 2020November 2020
Notification of applicants if their concept note has been pre-selected: shortlisted applicants are invited to submit full proposals
- February 2021February 2021
Deadline for applicants to submit full project proposals
- Notification of applicantsNotification of applicants if their proposal has been selected
The dates of the evaluations will be defined at a later stage, based on this year’s experience.
- July 2021July 2021
Signature of individual grant agreements
The LIFE 2020 Addendum Nature application guides introduces an exception to the “25% conservation rule” for projects aimed at identifying and mapping areas and landscape features needed to ensure the ecological coherence of Natura 2000.
07.07.2020. Please note that the Model of Grant Addendum included in the zip file has been corrected (Article I.13). The LIFE2020 Addendum Guidelines for applicants lists the modifications brought to the guidelines in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. The zip file contains also the LIFE2020 Model of Grant Agreement and its new Annex XII and a revised template for the LIFE2020 Public body declaration.
Financial and administrative guidelines (annex X to the Model LIFE Grant Agreement)
The Annex X Financial and Administrative guidelines has been updated to include the latest modifications to the Model Grant Agreement.
How to submit your concept note and proposal
You must submit your concept note and proposal via the eProposal web application.