LIFE programme

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action created in 1992. The current funding period 2014-2020 has a budget of €3.4 billion.


  • 11/08/2020

    How a young volunteer is helping the Egyptian vulture to soar again

    The Egyptian vulture is one of the most threatened species on the planet. Due to poaching, electrocution, poison, and lack of food, its population in the Balkans has declined by more than 80% over the past 30 years. A Portuguese volunteer has travelled to Greece in a bid to help reverse this worrying trend.
  • 03/08/2020

    Preventing a lionfish invasion in the Mediterranean

    The ornate lionfish is one of the world’s most venomous marine creatures. It is also a skilled hunter that can destroy native fish populations and severely impact ecosystems. The team at RELIONMED-LIFE is determined to stop this invasive predator’s advance into the Mediterranean.
  • 28/07/2020

    Summer in the city: green infrastructure to keep urban areas cool

    The last 5 years have been the hottest on record. Temperature records were broken in cities across Czechia, Spain, Germany, France, and Poland. Meanwhile, public health warnings were issued in Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland due to the intense warmth. The team at LIFE Tree Check has come up with several solutions that can help cities across central Europe cope when the heat is on.
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  • 15/09/2020 - 11:00 to 17/09/2020 - 12:00

    Life Taiga final project conference

    This conference will share the knowledge gained and lessons learned within the Life Taiga project...
  • 21/10/2020 - 20:30

    2020 LIFE Awards Ceremony 

    The LIFE Awards, now in their 14th year, recognise the most innovative, inspirational and...
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