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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

2020 LIFE - Call for proposals for Preparatory projects

Call for proposals for action grants to finance Preparatory projects under the LIFE sub-programmes for environment and climate action.

Please follow the instructions in the application package. For general information on who can apply and FAQs, please see the respective sections.

Please note that the “new features relating to the COVID-19 pandemic” detailed on the central LIFE Call for proposals webpage do not apply to Preparatory projects, as this is a specialised call and these measures are mostly designed for other types of LIFE projects.

(Dates below are indicative)


  1. 29 May 2020
    29 May 2020

    Publication of the call for proposals

  2. 10 September 2020 (16.00 Bruss
    10 September 2020 (16.00 Brussels local time)

    Deadline for the submission of proposals

  3. September - November 2020
    September - November 2020

    Evaluation and revision of proposals

  4. November - December 2020
    November - December 2020

    Signature of grant agreements

Application package

LIFE 2020 call for proposals for Preparatory projects application package.

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.