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The #EULife21 call for proposals is open!

On 13 July the first LIFE Call for proposals opened under the new LIFE programme 2021-2027, which comprises four sub-programmes: nature & biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the clean energy transition.

Register to the #EULife21 virtual networking platform

Don't miss the chance to meet virtually with other potential #EULife21 applicants by participating in 1:1 meetings during the period from 28 July to 30 November 2021.

European Green Deal: Commission proposes new strategy to protect and restore EU forests

The European Commission adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.

Protecting seas and oceans: Commission consults to improve EU rules

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive is the EU’s main tool to protect the marine environment. It aims to maintain healthy, productive and resilient marine ecosystems while securing a more sustainable use of marine resources for the benefit of current and future generations.

Findings from EU-funded projects supporting the uptake of energy efficiency measures in industry and services

The report has identified a number of lessons learned and conclusions resulting from the investigation of the achievements and impacts of 41 evaluated projects from the Intelligent Energy Europe and H2020 programmes.

As it happened: Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

The 2021 Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place took place on 15 and 16 June. Check out the event's recap.

Project news
The comeback cat: Iberian lynx numbers up tenfold in 20 years

According to a recent census, the population of this endangered feline has risen from 94 individuals in 2002 to 1 111 in 2020. LIFE projects have been key to achieving this remarkable feat.

Strengthening Europe’s sand dunes

Sand dunes are an important habitat for rare plants and wildlife. They also protect against erosion, flooding and storm damage. Learn how our LIFE projects are working to safeguard our dunes.

Closing the loop: Grand opening of PolyStyreneLoop’s recycling plant

The PolyStyreneLoop team recently opened a new recycling plant for expanded polystyrene (EPS) demolition waste in Terneuzen, the Netherlands.


08/09/2021 - 09/09/2021

#EULife21 - Call for proposals Q&A sessions

CINEA organises a Questions & Answers session for applicants on the recently published LIFE 2021 Call for proposals.

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