In this page, you will find some background information about the LIFE programme and its adoption.
In 2018, projects applying for funding under LIFE's sub-programme for environment will, for the first time, submit proposals through a two-phase selection procedure.
The move is designed to simplify administrative steps and save applicants time. It is one among many updates set out to streamline the LIFE programme in its new Multiannual Work Programme (MAWP) running from 2018 to 2020.
Meeting in Brussels on 22 November 2017, representatives from EU countries unanimously declared their support for the LIFE Programme, and gave the green light to its new work programme for 2018-2020. The document, adopted by the European Commission on 12 February 2018, specifies how, over the coming three years, LIFE will focus its policy objectives, share out its budget, and streamline administrative tasks like applying for funds.
The new LIFE Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, the official record of EU legislation. The Regulation - which was published on 20 December 2013 - establishes the Environment and Climate Action sub-programmes of the LIFE Programme for the next funding period, 2014–2020. The budget for the period is set at €3.4 billion in current prices.
The LIFE 2014-2020 Regulation (EC) No 1293/2013 was published in the Official Journal L 347/185 of 20 December 2013.
View: LIFE 2014-2020 Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013
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The LIFE+ Regulation (EC) No 614/2007 was published in the Official Journal L149 of 9 June 2007.
View: LIFE+ Regulation
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Corrigendum to Regulation (EC) No 614/2007 published in the Official Journal L309 of 20 November 2008. (Only for the languages listed below)
Implementing decisions are adopted by the European Commission according to Article 14 of the Regulation.
The LIFE+ Committee is made up of representatives from the Member States. It takes implementing decisions to assist the Commission according to Article 13 of the LIFE+ Regulation.
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