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News LIFE+ 2012 call for proposals is open

The sixth LIFE+ call for proposals was published in the Official Journal (2012/C 74/08) on 13 March 2012. The deadline for applicants to submit proposals to Member State authorities is 26/09/2012.

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Source European Commission
Release date 26/03/2012
Geographical coverage EU - European Union,
Keywords funding,biodiversity,

eProposal Tool

Applicants must use only the eProposal tool to create and submit proposal(s) under the 2012 LIFE+ Call for Proposals.

Access is provided via this link.

Application packages

Applicants must use the LIFE+ 2012 application package for the preparation of their proposals. The application packages can be downloaded below:

LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity

The Nature & Biodiversity component continues and extends the former LIFE-Nature programme. It will co-finance best practice or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives. In addition it will co-finance innovative or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the objectives of Commission Communication (COM (2011) 244 final) "Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020". At least 50% of the LIFE+ budget for project co-financing must be dedicated to LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity projects.

LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance

The  Environment Policy & Governance component continues and extends the former LIFE-Environment strand. It will co-finance projects that contribute to the implementation of EU environmental policy, the development of innovative policy approaches, technologies, methods and instruments, the knowledge base as regards environment policy and legislation, and the monitoring of environmental pressures (including the long-term monitoring of forests and environmental interactions).

LIFE+ Information & Communication

This component will co-finance projects that implement communication and awareness raising campaigns on environmental, nature protection or biodiversity conservation issues, as well as projects related to forest fire prevention (awareness raising, special training).

eProposal User Manual for National Authorities

Proposals will be submitted to the national authority of the Member State in which the coordinating beneficiary is legally registered, who will forward them to the European Commission.


We regret that this year no translations will be available.

National annual priorities

The LIFE+ Regulation allows EU Member States to specify national priorities in relation to each LIFE+ call for proposals. For the 2012 call, 3 Member States (Estonia, France, Italy) have exercised this right. Projects from these Member States are more likely to be selected for funding if they are in line with the relevant national priorities, as well as with the LIFE+ criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions about the LIFE+ 2012 call will be available for download.

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