Are you planning to submit a proposal for the LIFE 2016 call for action grants? Are you unsure who to work with? Then this information is for you!
As a potential LIFE project beneficiary, you may profit from cooperation with partners outside your country. The transnational character of a project is a positive feature that will enhance the EU added value of your proposal, as long as it is in line with its scope. But how do you find (potential) partners relevant to your project idea?
The LIFE programme has identified some existing platforms you may find useful:
|Partner search tools|
|EEN (The European Enterprise Network) targets SMEs
EEN Search page
The EEN helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond. It covers 17 key sectors that can be relevant to LIFE.
CORDIS is the Research and Technological Development (RTD) platform of the EU, including several on-line databases and partner search
|CaRE: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
The National Contact Points CaRE for H2020 has a partnering tool that supports potential applicants to the Horizon 2020 Work programme of the Societal Challenge 5 "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” in finding partners and building a consortium for a project proposal
Dedicated partner search tool for HORIZON 2020 - WP - Part 10. Secure, clean and efficient energy & Euratom
Via social media you can connect to thousands of potential partners. Following specific groups organised by programme/ thematic area makes it even easier to forge links with like-minded organisations.
Use your existing profile (or create one, if you don't have one) and join the groups that interest you:
|The LIFE Programme
LIFE 2014-2020 EU Environment Climate Programme
EU projects & partner search - EASME
Environment projects & partner search - EASME
|EU Projects Partner Finding|
In each Member State there is a National Contact Point (and often several regional contact points) to help you with your application. The National Contact Points can point you in the direction of local partners.
Here is the list of NCPs: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/contact/nationalcontact/index.htm.