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The future is bright. The future is LIFE

Since 1992 the LIFE programme has helped around 5 500 projects flourish across the EU and in third countries. Here is a preview of the new-look EU fund for environment and climate action, which will run from now up until 2027.

EU to invest €5.4 billion in new LIFE projects

The European Parliament has officially approved the deal with EU Member States on the new LIFE programme which will run from 2021 to 2027.

LIFE Awards 2021: have your say!

This 15th edition of the LIFE Awards recognises excellence in three categories: nature protection, environment and climate action. A jury will choose a winner in each of these categories, but your opinion is key: vote for your favourite project in the LIFE Citizen's prize category!

Celebrating European Natura 2000 Day and LIFE’s birthday deep in the Sonian Forest

Last week we celebrated the European Natura 2000 Day and the LIFE programme’s birthday. To mark both occasions, LIFE held a ceremony in the heart of Brussel’s Sonian Forest – a Natura 2000 Special Area of Conservation.

Protecting our precious peat

Restoring and managing peatlands could improve water retention and quality, store carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve biodiversity. Since 1992 LIFE has been working hard on this.

Project news
LIFE beneficiary madebymade victorious in EU start-up award

LIFE beneficiary madebymade is one of three winners in the ‘Best EU-backed sustainable start-ups’ award.

European Maritime Day: How LIFE addresses marine pollution

On 20 May, LIFE held an online workshop to showcase its impressive track record in addressing a wide range of marine pollution issues.



Funding & Tenders Portal for beginners

Register to this webinar if you're planning to apply to LIFE Programme funding opportunities.


31/05/2021 - 04/06/2021

LIFE programme events during EU Green Week

The 2021 edition of the EU Green Week will take place from 31 May to 4 June. Visit the LIFE stand, register for the two LIFE sessions available and the LIFE Awards 21.


15/06/2021 - 16/06/2021

Registrations open for the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum!

Learn first-hand from successful projects leading the clean energy transition across Europe at the largest event of its kind in Europe. LIFE will host an info session on the LIFE Clean Energy Transition and Climate Action programmes.

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