Information & Networking event: LIFE 2017 call for project proposals

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31 May 2017, Brussels – Information & Networking Event on the 2017 funding opportunities for green technology, nature conservation and climate projects under the EU's LIFE programme.

As part of the EU Green Week, the European Commission is organising an information and networking event to advise applicants on the LIFE programme's 2017 call for traditional projects.

The call for proposals will be launched on 28 April, with deadlines in September 2017. 

LIFE 2017 call for project proposals – A new opportunity for green jobs and growth

In 2017, there is more than €390 million available in funding, in particular, for:

  • Environmental technologies and solutions (including close-to-market)
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures,
  • Nature conservation and biodiversity projects, and
  • Climate and environmental governance and information initiatives.

Representatives of businesses, industry, NGOs, and local and regional authorities are particularly invited to join the event on Wednesday, 31 May, between 10:00 - 16:00 in Brussels.



Information session - Part 1

LIFE 2017 call for project proposals – A new opportunity for green jobs and growth.

The EU's LIFE programme has been funding nature conservation, green technology and climate action projects all over Europe for more than 25 years. LIFE-funded projects have created profitable green businesses with sustainable jobs contributing to the emergence of a green jobs market. At this information session participants will learn about opportunities for project funding under the 2017 call for proposals on close-to-market environmental solutions, biodiversity, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Presentation on "Climate action policy priorities" by Philip Owen, Head of Unit Climate Finance, Mainstreaming, Montreal Protocol, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission

Presentation on "LIFE call 2017 - Novelties, close to market, applying successfully" by Fabio Leone, Head of Sector, Unit LIFE and Eco-Innovation, and Anne Vermaelen, Head of Sector, Finance Unit, EASME


Information session - Part 2

LIFE 2017 call for project proposals - A new opportunity for green jobs and growth. 

Current LIFE project beneficiaries will provide you with best practices in designing a successful project and will address some of the typical challenges. This session will focus on issues such as building a meaningful partnership, realistic planning, and estimating a cost-effective budget.

Presentation on "BIOHEC LIFE" by Michel Millares, CEO of Gecco

Presentation on "LIFE for Danube Sturgeons" by Jutta Jahrl, WWF Austria

Presentation on "LIFE Steppe Farming" by Blanca Hurtado, Fundación Global Nature


Networking session

Participants interested in applying for LIFE funding will have the chance to find potential project partners or seek advice from European Commission experts and National Contact Points in one-to-one meetings. Once registered to the LIFE side session, you will be invited to upload your profile in a matchmaking tool to help you find matching profiles and set up bilateral meetings.

Agenda (pdf)

Live webcast & recording

The information session was webcast live. The recordings will be published on the EU Green website.

How to get there

The event takes place in the Crowne Plaza hotel, Rue Gineste 3, Brussels - 1210, Belgium.

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For any questions please contact us by email.


EU Green Week 2017


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  • Anna Gimenez Pu... | Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:01
    Information about the call and networking

    Fundació CTM has participated in numerous LIFE+ and we are exploring the potential projects to submit to the next call.

  • Katya Valkova | Tue, 14/03/2017 - 15:03
    We are exploring the potential projects to become partner

    Dear Anna,

    Sofia Municipality, Bulgaria has an interest to be involved in LIFE programme. That's why we are exploring the potential projects in the field of waste management to become a partner. I'll be very happy to be in touch with you,

    Thank you in advance,

Shalini Sharma | Wed, 15/03/2017 - 11:46
Colloboration/ Partnership for Tech and green projects

CII- Godrej Green Business Center, Hyderabad, India is looking to work on green projects, technology and tech transfer.
Shalini Sharma

  • Mahmoud ABD. | Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:28
    Collaboration for GJs projects

    CGDR (Tunis, Tunisia), governemental Development instittuion (, GJs partner in ENPI CBC MED PROJECT, is looking to work on green jobs projects...

    Mahmoud ABD.

  • chladag | Mon, 27/03/2017 - 11:16
    Partner search

    Dear All,

    Please check the partner search tool on LIFE website. In each Member State there is a National Contact Point (and often several regional contact points) to help you with your application. The National Contact Points can point you in the direction of local partners.
    Here is the list of NCPs


    Best regards,

    Agnieszka @EASME 

  • Dawid Norbert P... | Mon, 10/04/2017 - 12:35

    I can find a lot of partner in Poland. If you needs call to mi or write.

  • Dimitris Xevgenos | Mon, 24/04/2017 - 12:04
    Projects in waste(water) management

    Dear all,
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and SEALEAU will participate in Green Week, our project (SOL-BRINE) has been selected for the Green Awards Ceremony (see also here: and also vote for us :). We will be happy to discuss possibilities for (waste)water management and resource recovery.
    CU there!

  • Zoltán | Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:03
    partner search

    Dear Colleagues,

    SOLTUB Ltd. from Hungary ( is looking for partners interested in circular economy in the agri-food sector, improving resource efficiency, GHG reduction techiques, eco-innovation, products environmental footprint. Thank you.

  • Waburoko Kizito... | Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:54
    Partner search

    CrespUganda is looking for a partner interested in climate change and agri-food sector.

  • Michel Henneghien | Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:25
    Need for Life Cycle Assessment ? we can support you

    Dear all,
    With more than 25 years’ experience in Life Cycle Assessment, RDC environment has made 250 LCA’s on various subjects with a focus on packaging and waste management (drinks and food packaging, waste management, waste technologies, prepacked lettuce, (W)EEE, batteries, asphalt, laptop, frozen food, cyclotron, glass furnaces…).
    We can support your projects wherever LCA's are needed.
    I will be present at the info day

  • Michel Henneghien | Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:45
    Need for Cost – Benefit Analysis ? We can support you

    Dear All,
    Based on our Life Cycle Assessment tools, we have developed Cost-Benefit analysis (CBA) to compare all environmental, social and economic impacts of a project using methods like monetarisation. That allows us to take into account all immaterial benefits, and identify possible externalities that could put a strain on your project. Our experience covers various fields like waste management public policies, plastics and paper recycling, WEEE recycling, packaging, natural parks management.
    We can support your projects wherever CBA’s are needed.
    I will be present at the info day

  • Amit Eytan | Wed, 10/05/2017 - 11:55
    Collaboration / Partnership (IT company)

    We are an IT company based in Italy (Torino/Milan), looking for new opportunities in the field of Green Environment, ready to bring our vast experience for use (direct exploitation and/or R&D activities). We have a good experience with international projects, collaborating with many partners from different countries in EU and North America. We are open to discuss via web any opportunity and also provide some idea. Please visit our web site and do not hesitate to contact me on for further information and contact. Thank you

  • kammeju | Mon, 15/05/2017 - 11:30
    Registration closed

    Registration for the LIFE Info session at the Green Week is now closed. Thanks for the great interest! Registered participants who are looking for partners can still sign up for the networking session.

  • Homatidis Dimitris | Wed, 24/05/2017 - 09:09
    Greek LIFE Task Force

    Dear All,
    The Greek LIFE Task Force, the LIFE Capacity Building project of Greece will be there to inform applicants about Greek partners and the possibility for cooperation with them.
    See you there!

  • kristina Koeller | Tue, 30/05/2017 - 08:00
    link for web streaming

    Dear all
    where can I find the link for the webstreaming? Up today it is not in this web page nor in the EU green website.
    thank you for your support
    Kristina Koeller

  • martizr | Tue, 30/05/2017 - 15:01
    The web streaming is

    The web streaming is available on the home page of the Green Week website

    Erwan @EASME

  • Giovanni | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:01
    problems with streaming


    we are experiencing problems with the streaming

  • Beatriz | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:04 is not updated to the LIFE event

    It seems like is not updated to the LIFE event, do we still have to wait? or instead, is there other link we should follow?
    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  • Magali Daems | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:06
    access to webinar "LIFE 2017 call for project proposals"

    Hi, how can we access the above webinar?
    We can't seem to find it on the Green Week website



  • Inge | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:11
    Dear Erwan,

    Dear Erwan,

    There is a webstreaming on the frontpage of, but 1) nothing happening there and 2) doesn't seem specificaly for the LIFE event. Do you have a more specific link where I can watch the information event for LIFE it?


  • martizr | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:48
    You should be able to follow

    You should be able to follow the webinar from here: but it seems they experience technical problems indeed.

    Erwan @EASME

  • Beatriz | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 09:45
    webcast live: information session of the 31st of May

    Does anyone know when and where the link to connect the webcast live will be published?
    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  • Annalena | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:03
    web streaming

    There is no link for webstreaming neither on the home page htts:// nor on

  • Francesca | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:09
    web streaming

    I also can't see the webstreaming.

  • Elke Rosiers | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:19
    Life Calls webinar

    The webinar for the Life 2017 Calls is not available on the EU Green Week website. Could you please provide a link? Thanks!
    Elke Rosiers

  • Rosanna | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:20
    Link to the Live Webcast

    Can you please provide the link to the live webcast asap?

  • Arianna | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:25

    The web broadcasting is not working. At least from Italy. it stops continuously. Will the registration be available later on?

  • Inge | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:33
    Same here. Would expect such

    Same here. Would expect such a huge organisation would've figured out how to set up a good connection....

  • Inge | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:26
    Connection is horrible, keeps

    Connection is horrible, keeps falling away constantly (and not due to my internet)... but you should be able to watch the LIFE stream here:

  • Anti Gkizelis | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:33
    Recording of live web streaming


    Are you going to release a recording from the information session? The live web streaming service plays for one minute and gets stuck after that every time, and makes it impossible to follow the session.

  • Anti Gkizelis | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 10:48
    Recording of live web streaming

    Are you going to make a recording of the information session available when it is over? The web streaming service does not broadcast for more than 30 seconds every time I refresh the page.

  • martizr | Wed, 31/05/2017 - 11:10
    The video recording should be

    The video recording should be published next week.

    Erwan @EASME

  • Rosanna | Thu, 01/06/2017 - 10:54
    Download of power point presentations?

    Hi Erwan, will the power point presentations given during the event be made available for download? If so, on which webpage/link?

  • kammeju | Thu, 01/06/2017 - 14:47
    Presentations available now

    The presentations have now been published on the EU Green Week website.

  • Getjimpalmer | Wed, 02/08/2017 - 07:30
    Business Growth Ideas

    Searching for business growth ideas? You are welcome, this is where you will get the working business ideas you need to work with. To grow your business, you must learn how to maintain existing customers and acquire new clients. Also, you need to enhance your business value above price so as to attract more customers and grow your business.

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