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The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.

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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.



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


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)


Contacts and national contact points


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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.


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LIFE Programme protecting life by the sea

The marine waters around France are a mosaic of habitats. A LIFE project is helping the French marine Natura 2000 network protect them and reach favourable conservation status. 

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LIFE MILCH: protecting new life from harmful chemicals

Scientists and infant health experts have warned for some time that breastmilk can contain damaging microplastics. Now new findings from LIFE MILCH reveals the presence of other hazardous chemicals - and how to avoid them.