Life Programme; EU funding; environment; climate;

This year, the LIFE Programme and the EU Habitats Directive are happy to celebrate their 25th anniversaries. The LIFE Programme is an organization created by the European Union that supports projects based on environmental, nature conservation, and climate action initiatives. The organization has been incredibly successful since it was founded in 1992, expecting to have contributed 3.4 billion euros to the cause between 2014-2020.

The Commission info day took place on 17th June in Brussels to advise potential applicants on the 2016 funding opportunities under the EU's LIFE programme for the environment and climate action. In 2016, there is more than €330 million available in funding through the LIFE programme. Of this, EUR 273,936,184 is foreseen for the sub-programme for Environment and EUR 63,600,000 for the sub-programme for Climate Action.