Details are taking shape for the LIFE programme’s 2018 Calls for Proposals. A provisional calendar for the call for proposals publication is now available. Please note that schedules are currently indicative and that more information will be made public closer to the publication date for each call.
This year, calls under sub-programmes for Environment and Climate Action will cover action grants for “Traditional” projects, Integrated projects, Technical Assistance projects and Preparatory projects. An additional call for proposals will be published for operating grants to finance Specific Grant Agreements (SGAs) with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
This will be the first year in which proposals for calls under LIFE’s Environment sub-programme will follow the streamlined 2-stage submission process introduced to simplify administrative steps for funding applicants. For the LIFE Climate Action sub-programme, the submission procedure remains unchanged. Applicants will submit full proposals from the start.
As each call is published, a dedicated application package will be made available for download, with full application details on eligibility criteria, administrative procedures and co-financing rates.
Legal persons (entities) registered in the EU will be invited to submit proposals. Applicants may fall into three types of beneficiaries: (1) public bodies, (2) private commercial organisations and (3) private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs). Applicants will have to use the respective application package for the call for which they apply (in English only). Each application package will contain full and detailed explanations with regard to eligibility, procedures, co-financing rates and all other relevant details. They will be readily available for download when the calls are published.