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News article14 July 20211 min read

First LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 opened with over EUR 580 million available to help realise your project ideas!

#EULife21 - LIFE 2021 Call for proposals

On 13 July the first LIFE Call for Proposals opened under the new LIFE programme 2021-2027, which comprises four sub-programmes: nature & biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the clean energy transition.

Your guide through the calls - Info session material

The LIFE Team has published on the CINEA’s LIFE programme pages a lot of useful material to guide applicants through the new LIFE programme and the opened calls. Applicants can find recorded info sessions including presentation slides on all the open calls providing further insight into project ideas sought.

You can also find there additional info material on the new LIFE programme and its specific features such as evaluation criteria, type of projects and how to apply successfully.    

Make sure you watch the video recordings to learn all about the new LIFE programme!

How to apply

Go to the European Commission’s funding & tender opportunities portal where you will find all LIFE Calls for proposals as well as further instructions on how to submit your application. Please remember that you can only submit proposals electronically through this portal! A tutorial to guide you through the application process is available.


We are here to help – virtual Q&A session on 8 and 9 September 2021

Do you have some questions on the LIFE programme and its calls for proposals? Then join us for the Questions & Answers session organised virtually on 8 and 9 September in the mornings, where the LIFE Team will be available to respond to your questions. More details will be published here.  


More support for applicants

Check out our dedicated page for supporting applicants where you find an online manual guiding you through all steps of the application process, a partner search tool and FAQs. 


Publication date
14 July 2021
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