During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – the LIFE programme announced the winners of this year’s LIFE Awards. The four winners come from Italy (Nature category), Spain (Environment category), Greece (Climate Action category) and Cyprus (Citizens' prize).
The LIFE Awards recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in the fields of nature protection, environment and climate action.
From 15 finalists, three exceptional projects have been selected as this year's LIFE Awards winners. The awards were presented by Mr Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate General for Environment, and Ms Yvon Slingenberg, Director of International Mainstreaming and Policy Coordination, Directorate General for Climate Action.
The winning projects were chosen for their contribution to environmental, economic and social improvements, paying special attention to their innovation, replicability, relevance to policy and cost effectiveness.
Pictures of the awards ceremony are visible on LIFE's Facebook
Watch the 15 finalists videos on Youtube