The web page has been developed with the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Commision

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LIFE Program


LIFE is the EU's financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighbouring countries. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed more than 3 thousands projects, contributing approximately €2 billion to the protection of the environment.

The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value.

The programme's three components:

LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity

The Nature & Biodiversity component co-finance best practice or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives and the Natura 2000 network. In addition, it co-finance innovative or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the objectives of Commission Communication (COM (2006) 216 final) on "Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 - and beyond".

LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance

The Environment Policy & Governance component co-finance innovative or pilot projects that contribute to the implementation of European environmental policy and the development of innovative policy ideas, technologies, methods and instruments. It will also help monitor pressures (including the long-term monitoring of forests and environmental interactions) on our environment.

LIFE+ Information & Communication

This new component will co-finance projects relating to 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).

(Please note that the information on this page is provided for information and guidance purposes only and in no way replaces the official information on the LIFE website by the European Commission.)

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