EASME – LIFE programme

The LIFE programme is an important European instrument / grant for the development and implementation of European nature and environmental policy. For the period 2021-2027, € 5.43 billion will be invested in projects which contribute to a better living environment. LIFE focusses specifically on governments, companies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The first calls for proposals for 2021 are currently open!

EASME – LIFE programme Environment and Climate

The LIFE programme has two sub-programmes: Environment and Climate action, each with its own priorities.

Nature & biodiversityCircular economy
Improving N2000 areas; recovery of protected speciesCircular economy
Interventions in order to improve ecoystemsQuality of life:

  • air and sound
  • water
  • soil
  • administration of chemicals
Integrating different policiesGovernance

Selection procedure

The selection procedure for Environment consists of two phases:

  • Concept note;
  • Full proposal.

However, the 2021 call will deviate from this procedure on a one-off basis: parties must immediately submit a full proposal!

Climate mitigation & adaptation Clean Energy Transition (CET)
Greenhouse gas (GHG) savingsTo be announced
Adaptation to climate change
Governance and information

The contents of the subprogramme CET are still being discussed. More information on this topic will follow.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure for Climate will consist of one phase only by immediately submitting a full proposal.


The deadline for the Standard Action Projects is 30 November 2021. The deadline for the CET-calls is 12 January 2022.

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LIFE projects must be innovative and demonstrate a new technique or approach. Each year, there is a term in which applications can be submitted per project category. Would you like to know more about the opportunities LIFE can offer your organisation?

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