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How to apply

The deadline for applying closed on15 October 2017. The information below applies to this edition and may be updated for the next Award round.

Applications can be submitted in any of the official EU languages, with the exception of Gaelic and Maltese. However, some fields in the application form (indicated in application form) must be completed in English only.

The Application form contains the following sections:
Step 1 – Administrative information
Step 2 – Summary information
Step 3 – Details on Natura 2000 site(s) concerned
Step 4 – The Category you are applying to
Step 5 – Details of the targeted species and habitat types
Step 6 – The proposal’s merits in relation to the evaluation criteria

Support to applicants

To guide you further through the application form please consult:

  • The Guidelines for Applicants pdf - 614 KB [235 KB] български (bg)čeština (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti keel (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)français (fr)hrvatski (hr)italiano (it)latviešu valoda (lv)lietuvių kalba (lt)magyar (hu)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv) were provided to guide applicants through the application form.
  • The FAQ page. which provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions that are not directly linked to the application form
  • Benchmarking reports for previous years’ award. These reports are drawn-up by the Award Secretariat and present an analysis of the most successful applications from each year highlighting 11 recurrent ‘elements of success’.
  • E-newsletter: To follow the award selection process why not sign up to the e Newsletter and keep up to date with what is going on

Still Need help? Contact the Natura 2000 Award Secretariat