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LIFE+ funding opportunities in 2017

On 31 May 2017, the European Commission is holding an event dedicated to the LIFE Programme. This event will discuss funding opportunities for the organisation in 2017 and give information about the project. The event will take place from 10:00-16:00 in Brussels and registration is first come, first serve. Representatives of businesses are all welcome to join, as well as from NGOs, industry, and local and regional authorities. There will be opportunities to meet European Commission specialists and discuss implementations. The LIFE+ event is part of EU Green Week 2017, and those interested are able to register on the Green Week website.


Meanwhile, the Finnova Foundation launched its pre-proposals LIFE  2017 for European Environment and Climate Action projects. This call is adressed to public and private organisations having a project which can be framed in the Environment and Climate Action programme (LIFE), EU financial instrument.

Finnova's pre-proposals call for LIFE 2017 aims to:

  • To identify possible solutions to challenges within the field of Environment and Climate Action. 
  • To create territorial public-private partnerships (PPP) alliances which allow the solutions proposed by entrepreneurs, technological institutes and universities to be turned into real projects.
  • To make visible their support to innovation and their implication in the increase and creation of employment through the impulse of entrepreneurship projects which improve their citizens's life quality.
  • To increase and improve institutional relationships thanks to PPP partnerships.
  • To contribute to improve and protect the environment and climate action. 

LIFE Programme for Environment and Climate Action is the EU's funding instrument addressed to protection and improvement of the environment for the period 2014-2020. Since 1992 LIFE financed more than 4000 projects, contributing with €3.1 billions to the environment protection. 

The total budget for subsidies in 2017 is 260.000.000€ for all the environment and climate subprograms (so-called traditional projects).

The LIFE Programme has two sub-programmes with three priority areas each.
1.  Sub-programme for Environment

- Environment and efficiency in the use of resources
- Biodiversity and Nature
- Governance and environmental information

2. Sub-programme for Climate Action

- Mitigation of climate change
- Adapting to climate change
- Governance and climate information

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