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
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.
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.
For any questions please contact us by email.