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LIFE+ Background

In this page, you will find some background information about the LIFE+ programme and its adoption.

The LIFE III programme (Regulation (EC) 1655/2000 of 17.07.2000) and its extension (Regulation (EC) No 1682/2004 of 15.09.2004) finished at the end of 2006.

Now, the new Financial Instrument for the Environment, LIFE+, provides opportunities for funding: a total budget of €2.143 billion for the period 2007-2013.

LIFE+ Regulation

The LIFE+ Regulation (EC) No 614/2007 was published in the Official Journal L149 of 9 June 2007.

View: LIFE+ Regulation
(languages available: BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

Corrigendum to Regulation (EC) No 614/2007 published in the Official Journal L309 of 20 November 2008. (Only for the languages listed below)

View: 2008 Corrigendum to LIFE+ Regulations
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Implementing decisions

Implementing decisions are adopted by the European Commission according to Article 14 of the Regulation.


LIFE+ Committee

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.

Read more about the Committee's work:

EU Milestones

  • September 2007
    Publication of first LIFE+ calls for proposals
  • 9 June 2007
    Publication of LIFE+ Regulation

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