LIFE programme

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action created in 1992. The current funding period 2014-2020 has a budget of €3.4 billion.


  • 16/11/2020

    €280 million in EU funding for new LIFE projects

    The European Commission has approved an investment package of more than €280 million from the EU budget for new LIFE programme projects. The Commission has allocated approximately €220 million to projects on environment and resource efficiency, nature and biodiversity, and environmental governance and information. On climate action, it will invest more than €60 million to support climate change mitigation, adaptation and governance and information projects.
  • 10/11/2020

    Media 101: working with journalists to promote your LIFE project

    Media relations is an effective means of getting your message across. The team behind LIFE 3n-Bullfrog realises this and has successfully raised awareness of how vital it is to control American bullfrog populations – an invasive alien species that threatens biodiversity in Flanders, Belgium.
  • 03/11/2020

    Helping to save our planet: LIFE projects on the front line

    Climate change is happening all around us. Polar ice shields are melting, and sea levels are rising. Extreme weather events like flooding, heatwaves and droughts are escalating. And, things look set to get worse in the coming decades. LIFE projects are working hard to alleviate the situation.
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