LIFE programme

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. LIFE contributes to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and laws by co-financing projects with European added value. Since its creation in 1992, LIFE has been through different funding periods. The current funding period 2014-2020 has a budget of €3.4 billion.


  • 18/12/2018

    What is your wish for LIFE?

    As we head into a new year, we asked key policymakers involved in LIFE programme support and development what are their wishes for the programme. Here is what they answered.
  • 17/12/2018

    LIFE news from 2018 – readers' favourites

    Calls for funding, info days and big ticket events were top of readers’ favourite news items for 2018. But some project news also attracted special attention.
  • 17/12/2018

    Working together for better waste management in Finland

    From Rovaniemi, the gateway to Lapland, to the south-western tip of Turku, Finnish towns and cities are pushing forward with a national waste management plan. The 7-year LIFE Integrated Project, CIRCWASTE is helping put this plan into action.
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