The fifth LIFE+ call for proposals was published on 26 February 2011, with up to €267 million available for co-financing of projects under three headings: nature and biodiversity; environment policy and governance; and information and communication.
Project proposals should be sent to the relevant national authority no later than 18 July, 2011. National authorities will then send received proposals to the European Commission by 9 September, 2011. The Commission will check the outline projects against the LIFE+ eligibility criteria and will assess proposals on the basis of the LIFE+ selection and award criteria.
The earliest possible starting date for 2011 projects is 1 June, 2012. Project promoters are encouraged to make best use of the time available up to the deadline for submission of proposals to national authorities. Project proposals should be carefully checked to ensure that they are in line with all the criteria set out in the call documents.