LIFE Multiannual Work Programme (MAWP) 2018-2020
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LIFE Multiannual Work Programme (MAWP) 2018-2020


The new multiannual work programme for the period of 2018 – 2020 details how the LIFE programme will allocate resources among areas of policy priority. In total, €1 243.81 million will be earmarked for work on nature conservation and environmental protection, and a further €413.25 million for climate action.

The LIFE Multi-Annual Work Programme (MAWP) 2018-2020 has some marked changes from the previous MAWP. The LIFE’s budget for nature conservation and biodiversity is set to increase by 10% for the period of 2018-2020. In parallel, the total number of project topics in the sub-programme for Environment has come down from 87 to 42.

The introduction of a two-stage application process has been implemented for the 2018 LIFE ‘Traditional project’ calls under the Environment sub-programme. The two-stage application procedure initially involves the submission of a Concept Note as the first step of the application process. Upon feedback and approval of the Concept Note, the submission of the full proposal of the project is then required.