Enjoy LIFE and its products. In this section you will find LIFE videos, LIFE bookmarks, posters and leaflet, and a screensaver illustrating the beauty of Europe's nature and biodiversity and the LIFE programme's contribution to improving its conservation status.
Since 1992, LIFE has contributed to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value. LIFE has been continuously supporting innovative projects that upgrade energy technologies and processes - both in the public and private sectors - all over the EU.
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A selection of stunning images from LIFE Nature and LIFE Environment projects around the EU. See how LIFE Nature is working to preserve Europe's biodiversity, conserving flora, restoring mountain and coastal habitats, managing rivers and forests, protecting endangered birds, marine biodiversity and Europe's large carnivores. See too the positive impact of the LIFE programme on Europe's environment.
The 2014 series of beautifully designed LIFE bookmarks. Each one presents a unique perspective of Europe's landscapes, endangered species and environment. Enjoy LIFE while reading!
This 2010 video looks back at the achievements of the LIFE Nature Programme since it was founded in 1992. Since its launch, LIFE Nature has co-funded more than 1100 projects across the EU, providing €1 billon to projects. Over 2000 Natura 2000 sites have been targeted by LIFE funds, as well as more than 400 species, targeted in the Annexes of the Birds & Habitats directives. View the video.
This 2010 video summarises some of the main challenges awaiting LIFE Nature and Biodiversity presented during the 'LIFE Nature and Biodiversity – preparing the future' conference. This international event took place in Brussels on 31 May and 1 June 2010. It attracted more than 350 participants who discussed the future of LIFE Nature and Biodiversity, both in terms of what can still be done under the current LIFE Regulation and of the way in which a future Regulation might be structured. View the video.
This 2011 video looks back at the achievements of the LIFE Environment Programme since it was founded in 1992. Since its launch, LIFE Environment has co-funded some 1840 projects across the EU, providing €1 billon to projects. LIFE Environment has co-funded projects in many fields, including resource efficiency, eco-products creation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, implementation of the Water Framework Directive, waste management or sustainable agricultural practices. View the video.
The European Heads of State and Government decided in February 2013 to commit at least 20% of the EU budget for the next Multi annual Financial Framework (i.e. 2014-2020) to climate-related action. This objective will reinforce the EU's efforts to address the climate change challenge. Climate change mitigation and adaptation actions will now be integrated into all main spending areas and European programmes.
In addition to this "mainstreaming" of climate action in all EU instruments and building on the experiences of the LIFE programme, the new LIFE Regulation 2014-2020 was published in December 2013 with an increased budget of 3.46 billion Euro.
Download: LIFE Climate Action leaflet
This leaflet provides an overview of the LIFE programme- EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action, providing €3.46 billion of support from 2014-2020.
At a glance, you will find information about the LIFE's sub-programmes and priority areas, the overall budget, possible beneficiaries and the project selection process.
A limited number of LIFE flags and stickers are available for beneficiaries to support their communication activities. Send an email >>