LIFE+, the Financial Instrument for the Environment, entered into force with the publication of the Regulation in the Official Journal L149 of 9 June 2007. View the LIFE+ Regulation
The sixth LIFE+ call for proposals was published in the Official Journal (2012/C 74/08) on 13 March 2012. The deadline for applicants to submit proposals to Member State authorities is 26/09/2012.
Applicants must use only the eProposal tool to create and submit proposal(s) under the 2012 LIFE+ Call for Proposals.
Access is provided via this link.
Member States, on voluntary basis, may provide support to applicants. For this purpose, Member States may decide to set an internal national deadline until which applicants are invited to send in their draft proposals. Sending your draft proposal to the national authority that provides such help is not compulsory and applicants may still submit their proposals by 26 September 2012, but cannot then expect any assistance or advice from the national authorities. For further details, please contact your national contact point.
|Internal national deadlines||Member State||Deadline||Means of sending in the draft proposal|
|Austria||07/09/2012||DVD or CD-ROM||France||12/07/2012, 17h00||DVD or CD-ROM|
|Hungary||17/08/2012, 17h00||DVD or CD-ROM|
|Portugal||15/08/2012||e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Slovenia||17/08/12||DVD or CD-ROM|
|Spain||17/08/12||e-mail to: email@example.com|
|United KIngdom||17/08/12||email to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Information Days by NCP's||29/05||United Kingdom||Read More|
Applicants must use the LIFE+ 2012 application package for the preparation of their proposals. The application packages can be downloaded below:
LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity
The Nature & Biodiversity component continues and extends the former LIFE-Nature programme. It will co-finance best practice or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives. In addition it will co-finance innovative or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the objectives of Commission Communication (COM (2011) 244 final) "Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020". At least 50% of the LIFE+ budget for project co-financing must be dedicated to LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity projects.
Download: Zip file of the LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity application package
(~ 5,5 MB)
LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance
The Environment Policy & Governance component continues and extends the former LIFE-Environment strand. It will co-finance projects that contribute to the implementation of EU environmental policy, the development of innovative policy approaches, technologies, methods and instruments, the knowledge base as regards environment policy and legislation, and the monitoring of environmental pressures (including the long-term monitoring of forests and environmental interactions).
Download: Zip file of the LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance application package
(~ 3,5 MB)
LIFE+ Information & Communication
This component will co-finance projects that implement communication and awareness raising campaigns on environmental, nature protection or biodiversity conservation issues, as well as projects related to forest fire prevention (awareness raising, special training).
Download: Zip file of the LIFE+ Information & Communication application package
(~ 3,5 MB)
Proposals will be submitted to the national authority of the Member State in which the coordinating beneficiary is legally registered, who will forward them to the European Commission. National Authorities are invited to use the specific manual below:
Download: eProposal User Manual for National Authorities
(~ 300 KB)
We regret that this year no translations will be available.
The LIFE+ Regulation allows EU Member States to specify national priorities in relation to each LIFE+ call for proposals. For the 2012 call, 3 Member States (Estonia, France, Italy) have exercised this right. Projects from these Member States are more likely to be selected for funding if they are in line with the relevant national priorities, as well as with the LIFE+ criteria.
A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions about the LIFE+ 2012 call will be available for download.
A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions about the LIFE+ 2012 call is available for download.