The LIFE Programme funds projects in environment and climate action. Tourism activities related to green transition can benefit from the programme. Particularly tourism projects supporting the circular economy, energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, as well as climate-neutrality may be eligible for funding.
While the LIFE programme has no specific tourism theme, environmentally sustainable projects, especially those mitigating CO2 emissions through energy efficiency or renewable energy may benefit from funding. Similarly, projects that marry climate adaptation measures with tourism may also be eligible. In general terms, funding would be provided via 'standard action projects' following an annual call for proposals.
The LIFE Programme is the EU funding instrument for environment and climate action. It will contribute to these priorities through its four sub-programmes by
LIFE is structured in two fields (environment and climate action) and four sub-programmes
Project Title: LIFE SUSTAINHUTS
Description: The project aims to create and demonstrate sustainable and nearly zero-emission mountain huts by promoting renewable energy generation thus ensuring energy independence and sustainability. The project implementation over a period of 4 years has several phases: monitoring and analysing of existing energy consumption (preparatory action), implementation of hybrid renewable energy systems including life cycle assessment and environmental analysis (7 implementation actions); 2 monitoring, 2 dissemination and 2 management actions. The applicants propose converting 9 existing mountain houses (huts) in 4 countries (Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain), reducing CO2 emissions per year/hut by approximately 5 tonnes. There are 8 partners: 5 from the private non-commercial sector, 1 private commercial entity, and 2 public bodies.
EU contribution: €1.116.543
Level of EU funding: 60%