The European Commission published the sixthLIFE+ call for proposals on 13 March 2012. More than €276 million are available for co-financing of projects under three headings: Nature and Biodiversity; Environment Policy and Governance; and Information and Communication.
The 2012 Life+ call for proposals puts special emphasis on the first theme, allocating at least 50% of the overall budget to measures aimed at the conversation of nature and biodiversity. Furthermore, national priorities have been specified by three Member States: Projects from Estonia, France and Italy are more likely to be selected for funding if they are in line with the respective national priorities.
Public and private entities registered in the European Union are invited to validate and submit project proposals to the relevant national authority no later than 26 September 2012. The deadline for the Member States to forward proposals to the European Commission is 2 October 2012.
Please note that applicants must use the LIFE+ 2012 application package for the preparation of their proposals, and that these proposals must be created and submitted using only the eProposal tool.
Examples of successful proposals currently ongoing include Miniwaste and Green Commerce as “Environment Policy and Government” projects, and the European Week for Waste Reduction as an initiative launched within the “Information and Communication” LIFE+ component.
For more information on the call, including the application guidelines and application forms, visit the LIFE+ website.