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2018 Capacity Building projects

The LIFE (the Financial Instrument for the Environment) Regulation, which was published on 20 December 2013, sets a budget for the next funding period, 2014–2020, of €3.4 billion in current prices. View the LIFE Regulation

LIFE 2018 Calls for Proposals for Action Grants to finance "Capacity Building projects "

Capacity Building projects provide financial support to activities required to build the capacity of Member States, including LIFE national or regional contact points, with a view to enabling Member States to participate more effectively in the LIFE Programme.

Please note the eligibility criteria outlined in the Application Guide, which mentions, among others: "The applicant has to fulfil all of the following eligibility criteria: · The applicant is a Member State (represented by an entity (a public body) responsible at national level for implementation of LIFE in an eligible Member State) for which the GDP per capita in 2012 was not above 105 % of the Union average, · the Member State's average absorption level of its indicative national allocation for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, referred to in Article 19.5 of the LIFE Regulation, is below 70 %; · the Member State's average absorption level of its indicative national allocation for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 has increased compared to the average absorption level for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. (...) The analysis of the consumption of national allocations has been pursued with a cut-off of 06 December 2017. According to these figures, only eligible entities from Estonia and Croatia are eligible for funding."

Calendar for Capacity Building projects
Publication of call: 18 April 2018
Deadline: 1st April 2019 at 17:00 Brussels local time
NOTA BENE: This table erroneously contained a wrong submission deadline of 31 March 2019 at 16:00. Please note that, as fixed in the application guide, the deadline for submitting Capacity Building project proposals is the 1st April 2019 at 17:00 Brussels local time.

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