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LIFE Calls for proposals 2023

The LIFE Call for proposals 2023 have been published on18 April and calls for Clean energy transition projects were published on 11 May.

You will find complete information in the Funding & tender opportunities portal.

On the EU info days page, all presentations and recordings from the event, which took place on 25 an 26 April 2023 are available.

A dedicated virtual information session on the specificities of the calls for Clean energy transition projects will take place on 1 June 2023.

Register here

Opening and submission dates

  1. 18 April 2023
    Technical Assistance Replication

    Opening: 18 April – Closing: 27 July 2023

  2. 18 April 2023
    Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs)
    • Concept notes: Opening: 18 April – Closing: 5 September 2023
    • Full proposals:  Closing: 5 March 2024
  3. 18 April 2023
    Standard Action Projects (SAPs) for circular economy and quality of life and nature and biodiversity sub-programmes

    Opening: 18 April – Closing: 6 September 2023

  4. 18 April 2023
    LIFE Projects for addressing ad hoc Legislative and Policy Priorities (PLP)

    Opening: 18 April – Closing: 7 September 2023

  5. 18 April 2023
    Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA OG), on invitation only to LIFE FPA signatories

    Opening: 18 April – Closing: 21 September 2023

  6. 18 April 2023
    Standard Action Projects (SAPs) climate change mitigation and adaptation sub-programme

    Opening: 18 April – Closing: 21 September 2023

  7. 2 May 2023
    Technical Assistance preparation for SIPs and SNAPs:

    Opening: 2 May  – Closing: 7 September 2023

  8. 11 May 2023
    LIFE Action Grants for clean energy transition sub-programme

    Opening: 11 May – Closing: 16 November 2023 

Type of grants


Project proposals submitted under LIFE calls are evaluated and scored against selection and award criteria.

Support for applicants

Guidance on the application process, evaluation and grant signature, and working as an expert will be available on the Funding & Tender portal.

Please see our dedicated page on Support for Applicants.

Expert evaluators

The LIFE Programme appoints external experts to assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects and tenders. 

If you have skills and experiences in the sustainable energy field and like to evaluate proposals submitted under the LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme, please register in the European Commission’s database of independent experts

If you have skills and experiences in the fields of nature & biodiversity, circular economy and climate action and like to evaluate in the LIFE sub-programmes Nature and Biodiversity, Circular economy and quality of life, Climate change mitigation and adaptation, please register your interest with the external Framework Contractor.

Potential expert evaluators can register interest for any of the LIFE sub-programmes.