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News LIFE+ 2011 call for proposals

The 2011 call for proposals will be published in Mid-February 2011, with a deadline for submission for the end of Mid-July. Applicants may already begin preparing their proposals on the basis of the 2010 application package, but should be aware that there may be some small changes in the 2011 application package and very possibly a major change in the submission procedure.

Please therefore read the 2011 application package very carefully when it is published, and follow all of its instructions.

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Provisional calendar of the LIFE+ 2011 selection procedure
Mid-February 2011 Publication of the call
15/07/2011   Deadline for applicants to send proposals to Member State authorities  
09/09/2011  Deadline for the Member States to forward proposals to the European Commission 
September 2011 
to March 2012  
Admissibility, exclusion and eligibility, evaluation and revision of the proposals     
May-June 2012  Signature of individual grant agreements 
01/06/2012   Earliest possible starting date for the 2010 projects

Information Sessions in each Member State

The European Commission has also scheduled Information Sessions in each EU member state, in the national language, for potential LIFE+ applicants. The Sessions will provide valuable advice and guidance on what national authorities and the Commission expect from project proposals. Potential applicants are advised to attend one of these Sessions, which will take place in February,March or April 2011. The schedule of the Information Sessions, and details on how to register, is published on the Information sessions page.

LIFE+ 2010 call for proposals

The 2010 call (up to €243 million available for co-financing of projects) is now closed, and the proposals received are being evaluated.

National priorities

The LIFE+ Regulation allows EU countries to specify national priorities in relation to each LIFE+ call for proposals. For the 2010 call, eight countries (Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden) have exercised this right. Projects from those countries are more likely to be selected for funding if they are in line with the relevant national priorities, as well as with the LIFE+ criteria. Read more about the respective national priorities in each of the eight countries.

In brief: the LIFE+ components

LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity supports projects that contribute to the implementation of the EU's Birds and Habitats Directives, and that contribute to the EU's goal of halting the loss of biodiverity. The maximum co-financing rate can be 75 percent, but is normally 50 percent.

LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance supports technological projects that offer significant environmental benefits, for example process or efficiency improvements. This part of LIFE+ also helps projects that improve the implementation of EU environmental legislation, that build the environmental policy knowledge base, and that develop environmental information sources through monitoring (including forest monitoring). Projects can be co-financed up to a level of 50 percent.

LIFE+ Information and Communication co-finances up to 50 percent projects that spread information about environmental issues, such as climate change and conservation. This strand of LIFE+ can also support forest fire prevention awareness and training campaigns.

Contact information n/a
News type Procurement
File link http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/lifeplus.htm
Source of information EC DG Environment
Keyword(s) EU-LIFE, LIFE+
Subject(s) ANALYSIS AND TESTS , CHARACTERISTICAL PARAMETERS OF WATERS AND SLUDGES , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RIGHT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , SLUDGES , TOOL TERMS , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/initiatives/life
Geographical coverage n/a
News date 12/01/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH
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