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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 heads to Dubai for COP28

All eyes are on Dubai over the next two weeks as the world’s leaders, climate actors, and civil groups negotiate the next steps to limit climate change. Five LIFE projects are on display, at side events in the EU and Italian Pavilions.

LIFE CET Call 2023 results article
  • News article

LIFE Clean Energy Transition Call 2023 received 236 proposals

Stakeholders across Europe submitted their ideas to accelerate the market-uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions under the Call for Proposals 2023 of the LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme. The call closed on 16/11/2023.



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