Information & Networking event: LIFE 2017 call for project proposals

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.


  • Marco Malacarne, Acting Director, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), European Commission
  • Jean-Claude Merciol, Head of Unit LIFE, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission (tbc)
  • Philip Owen, Head of Unit Climate Finance, Mainstreaming, Montreal Protocol, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
  • Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit LIFE and Eco-Innovation, EASME
  • Fabio Leone, Head of Sector, Unit LIFE and Eco-Innovation, EASME
  • 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.


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)

Registration is now closed. Please follow the live webcast. 

Live webcast

The information session will be webcast live. The links will be published on the EU Green website and on this page. Access is free and does not require prior registration.

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.



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  • Anna Gimenez Pujol, CTM's picture

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

  • Katya Valkova's picture

    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's picture

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

  • Mahmoud ABD.'s picture

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

    Mahmoud ABD.

  • chladag's picture

    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 Piwowarczyk's picture

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

  • Dimitris Xevgenos's picture

    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: http://wshe.es/A16vFmLD and also vote for us :). We will be happy to discuss possibilities for (waste)water management and resource recovery.
    CU there!

  • Zoltán's picture

    Dear Colleagues,

    SOLTUB Ltd. from Hungary (www.soltub.hu) 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 Michael's picture

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

  • Michel Henneghien's picture

    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's picture

    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's picture

    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 www.we-plus.eu and do not hesitate to contact me on amit.eytan@we-plus.eu for further information and contact. Thank you

  • kammeju's picture

    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's picture

    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!

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