2020 Programme

2020 Call for Proposals

The 2020 call was published on the LIFE website on 2nd April 2020.

To take account of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Commission has introduced a number of new measures for this year's call with immediate effect, namely:

  • a one month extension to the submission deadlines
  • one-to-one short discussion about applicants' project concepts with one of their project advisors
  • changes to some of the financial aspects around tendering and funding local initiatives
  • a special section on start up companies

Further additional measures are currently being considered and applicants are advised to check the LIFE website regularly for updates.

For the environment sub-programme (including nature), there is a two-stage application process. This initially involves the submission of a concept note outlining the project idea. If this is approved, candidates will be invited to submit a full proposal.

2020 call environment sub-programme - schedule for submission of applications

2 April 2020Launch of call
14 July 2020 (extended from June)Deadline for submission of concept notes for environment & resource efficiency
16 July 2020 (extended from June)Deadline for submission of concept notes for nature & biodiversity and environmental governance & information
October 2020Concept notes results – shortlisted applicants invited to submit full proposals
February 2021Deadline to submit full proposals
July 2021Signature of grant agreements

 

For the climate sub-programme, there is a one-stage application process, with the submission of a full proposal by 6 October 2020. 

2020 call climate sub-programme - schedule for submission of applications

2 April 2020Launch of call
6 October 2020 (extended from September)Deadline to submit full proposals
February 2021Notification to applicants if proposal has been selected
May/June 2021Signature of grant agreements