Greek LIFE Task Force - LIFE Capacity Building

Οpen Consultation on the European Climate Pact until 17 June

The European Commission has launched an open consultation on the European Climate Pact to engage citizens and communities in shaping the action for our climate and environment. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. The Commission seeks to gather input from a broad range of stakeholders, ranging from national, regional and local authorities to businesses, unions, civil society organisations, education organisations, consumer groups, research and innovation organisations, as well as individual citizens, including youth. You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire until the 17th of June 2020.

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Electronic submission of proposals for the LIFE preparatory projects of 2019 LIFE Call - 3rd round

Τaking into account the exceptional circumstances, for the call for proposals for preparatory projects of 2019 LIFE Call – third round, the applicants have the possibility to submit a proposal either in written form by post – as specified in the application guide - or in electronic form by e-mail, sending all the documents to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that applications must arrive on 20th April 2020 no later than 17:00h (Brussels local time).

For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/section/life/2019-call-proposals-preparatory-projects-third-round

2020 LIFE Call: Submission process and new measures

The submission process of proposals to the EU’s funding LIFE Programme for nature conservation, environmental protection and climate action was launched on the 2nd of April 2020. Please find below information on the news measures due to COVID-19 pandemic and the submission process of concept notes and proposals.

New measures:
EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) has already introduced a number of measures to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions.

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2020 LIFE factsheet

Please find attached the "Investing in a greener future” 2020 LIFE factsheet with key facts about funding opportunities and dates for applying.

Targeted consultation on the future of the EU LIFE Programme until 27 April

The European Commission is launching an online questionnaire to consult a broad range of stakeholders on the details of the future implementation of the LIFE Programme. The general objectives of the post-2020 LIFE Programme have been provisionally agreed, and the task is now to draw up the first Multiannual Work Programme covering the period 2021-2024. The consultation findings will be taken into account during the preparation of the Multiannual Work Programme for LIFE.

To this end, the targeted consultation on the future of the LIFE programme is now open and all interested citizens and organisations are encouraged to express their views.

The questionnaire is available here https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Targeted_Consultation_LIFE-2021-2027 and will be open until 27 April.

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EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

The European Commission today announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine Member States, helping Europe's transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality. Theseprojects are located in Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia and Spain.

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LIFE 2020 Call - Launch and indicative dates

2nd April 2020 is the date earmarked to launch the last round of the LIFE calls under the current Multi-annual Financial Framework.

Please find below the indicative dates for tradiotional projects for the LIFE 2020 Call

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Priorities for the European Green Deal and 8th Environmental Action Programme

An effective European Green Deal could boost jobs and opportunities, safeguard our climate and environment for future generations and become an era-defining policy that will rebuild trust in EU institutions in the eyes of European citizens.

This report (attached below) sets out the European Environmental Bureau’s priorities for the European Green Deal and describes opportunities for action to address the climate emergency, end biodiversity loss and achieve a zero pollution world.

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European Natura 2000 Award 2020: Call opens for top nature conservation initiatives until 15/10/2019

The Award is open to any organisation or person involved in Natura 2000, including public and local authorities, businesses, NGOs, land owners, educational institutions and individuals. The application period runs from today until 15 October 2019. The Award Ceremony will take place around 21 May 2020, next year’s Natura 2000 Day.

The Award is given out in six categories:
-Conservation;
-Socio-Economic Benefits;
-Communication;
-Reconciling Interests/Perceptions;
-Cross-Border Cooperation and Networking;
European Citizens’ Award.

Introduced for the first time in 2015, the Citizens’ Award provides the general public with an opportunity to vote for their favourite project. 

For more information please visit the link.