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Life Calls 2020

The LIFE programme has launched its 2020 call for proposals, underlining its commitment to supporting projects that protect the environment and tackle the impact of climate change.

The total budget for project action grants in this year's call is over €450 million. Of this, over €337.5 million is foreseen for the sub-programme for Environment and €112.5 million for the sub-programme for Climate Action. At least 75% of the budgetary resources allocated to projects supported by way of action grants under the sub-programme for Environment shall be dedicated to projects supporting the conservation of nature and biodiversity.

For the sub-programme for Environment, the call covers action grants for Traditional projectsPreparatory projectsIntegrated projects and Technical Assistance projects

For the sub-programme for Climate Action, this call will cover action grants for Traditional projectsIntegrated projects and Technical Assistance projects.  Applications are welcomed from public bodies, private commercial organisations and private non-commercial organisations (NGOs). Proposals may be submitted by legal persons (entities) registered in the EU. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the introduction of new measures involves process facilitation and extension of submission deadlines. Further information may be found at the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/section/life/calls-proposals.

Calendar for submission of project applications:​

 

Traditional projects

 

 

Grant Type

Opening Date

Deadline: Phase I (concept note)

Indicative Deadline: Phase II (full proposal)

Climate Change Mitigation

02 April 2020

 N/A

06 October 2020

Climate Change Adaptation

02 April 2020

 N/A

06 October 2020

Climate Governance & Information       

02 April 2020

 N/A

06 October 2020

 

 

 

 

Environment & Resource Efficiency  

02 April 2020

14 July 2020

February 2021

Nature & Biodiversity              

02 April 2020

16 July 2020

February 2021

Environmental Governance & Information

02 April 2020

16 July 2020

February 2021

 

Preparatory Projects

 

Publication of call:

 

N/A

Deadline:

 

N/A

 

 

Integrated Projects

 

Publication of call:

 

02 April 2020

Deadline:

Phase I (concept note)

 

06 October 2020

Indicative Deadline:

Phase II (full proposal)

 

March 2021

 

Technical Assistance projects

 

Publication of call:

 

02 April 2020

Deadline:

 

16 July 2020


For more information about LIFE Calls 2020 access here: LIFE Funding or contact the LIFE UNIT at life.msdec@gov.mt​