World Circular Economy Forum 2019: renewing the economy, as we know itOn 3-5 June 2019, the third edition of the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) will take place in Helsinki, Finland.Over two thousand circular economy thinkers, strategists and experts will gather to discuss how to scale up the transition to the next era of the circular economy.
Europe’s beauty spots: 9 spectacular places in the EU where LIFE projects are at workLIFE projects work in some spectacular landscapes around the EU. On this Natura 2000 Day, take a new look at Europe’s dramatic, diverse and precious habitats.
LIFE awards best 2018 projects for nature, environment and climate actionDuring 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).
Good governance and public participation crucial to deliver environmental lawsA new report from the European Environmental Bureau highlights shortcomings in how EU countries enable public participation in environmental decision-making. Meanwhile, LIFE is investing in better governance and capacity-building.
‘Cocoon’ tree growing counters desertification in the MediterraneanAs the Mediterranean is experiencing greater water stress and more frequent changes in rainfall and drought, one LIFE project is using a cocoon system for trees which can replace traditional irrigation practices and raise trees’ survival rates to at least 90%.
Real-time online observatory powered by 120 000 volunteer bird watchersAfter launching a demo viewer in 2015, a new interactive bird observation viewer is up and running, mapping the movements of 105 bird species around Europe on a daily basis.
How to write a good LIFE proposal: insights from in-houseThis is the last article in a short series on tips for successful project proposals. Here Angelo Salsi, head of the LIFE unit at EASME explains the techniques for writing your LIFE project concept note.
Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, perspectives – part IIIWhat’s it like to apply for LIFE funding? How much time will you need? How do you find the best partners? We asked 3 recently successful projects for their insight. Here, the team from LIFE UrbanRoofs explains how they applied for their climate change adaptation project.This article is the third in a short series on applying for LIFE funding. Read more insights from the projects LIFE Resilience and LIFE PlanUP.
Volunteering for nature with LIFE and the European Solidarity CorpsAdéle and Laura are volunteering with LIFE Volunteer Escapes in Portugal. The project trains students in ecological and conservation activities. It runs through the European Solidary Corps, the EU programme for young people to volunteer in Europe.
Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, perspectives – part IIWhat’s it like to apply for LIFE funding? How much time will you need? How do you find the best partners? We asked 3 recently successful projects for their insight. Here, the team from LIFE PlanUP explains how they applied for their climate change mitigation project.