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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

2020 LIFE call for proposals for traditional projects – Climate action

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.

This call for proposals addresses the priority areas of climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and climate governance and information under the LIFE climate action sub-programme.

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

(Dates below are indicative)


  1. 2 April 2020
    2 April 2020

    Publication of the call for proposals

  2. 6 October 2020, 16:00 CET
    6 October 2020, 16:00 CET

    Deadline for applicants to submit full project proposals

  3. Beginning of March 2021
    Beginning of March 2021

    Notification of applicants if their proposal has been selected

  4. May-June 2021
    May-June 2021

    Signature of individual grant agreements

Application package

This application package covers all 3 Climate Action strands [zip].

LIFE2020 Addendum Guidelines for applicants Traditional Project [zip].

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.