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LIFE Programme

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The 2023 LIFE calls are open!

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Reporting

Find the answers to the most recurrent questions about project implementation.

Projects and results

LIFE Awards

Prizes that recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in three categories: climate action, environment and nature protection.

LIFE operating grants

Support provided by the LIFE Programme to European non-profit making entities through operating grants.

Initiatives

BUILD UP

The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings.

European City Facility (EUCF)

European initiative to support municipalities, local authorities and their groupings across Europe to develop investment concepts to accelerate investments in sustainable energy.

Policy Support Initiatives

CINEA manages several initiatives (Concerted Actions, Consultation Forums) to support the implementation of EU energy policies.

Green Assist

Green Advisory Service for Sustainable Investments Support

About

History of LIFE

Learn about what LIFE is and how it will help to build environment and climate action.

Legal basis

Links to legal documents and background information.

Data Protection

Data protection rules for the LIFE programme (2014-2020) and (2021-2028)

Contact

Contacts and national contact points

Newsletters

Sign up for our LIFE newsletters (LIFE Programme and Clean Energy) and browse previous editions

LIFE 30th anniversary

On 21 May 2022, the LIFE programme turned thirty. Check out the actions that took place across Europe and beyond to mark the event.

News

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  • News article

Breathing new LIFE into Europe’s aquatic ecosystems

Europe’s leading freshwater experts united at the XVII European Congress of Ichthyology to discuss a broad scope of scientific topics on various fields of fish research. During the Congress, a symposium was organised to present the LIFE Programme. 

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  • News article

LIFE CityTRAQ aims to improve city living through cleaner air

European cities are increasingly crowded - and with schoolchildren and commuters returning after the summer break, even more traffic is on urban streets. To mark the International Day of Clean Air, we feature a LIFE project with a bottom-up solution.

Events

Publications