LIFE 2014-2020: Environment & Climate Action Sub-Programmes - Integrated Projects

European Union (EU)

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Grant amount: Approximately €10,000,000

Deadline: Feb 20, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Project / Program, Research

Location of project: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus Show all

Location of residency: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus Show all

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 Scope of Integrated Projects for the period 2018-2020

In line with the priorities laid down in the LIFE Regulation, the LIFE MAWP for 2018- 2020 specifies that IPs under the sub-programme for environment shall aim at cofunding actions with the main purpose of helping Member States and regional/local authorities in the implementation of the following specific set of strategic environmental plans or strategies:

  • Nature IPs: should aim at the implementation of Prioritised Action Frameworks (PAF) elaborated pursuant to Article 8 of the Habitats Directive which may include Green Infrastructure actions that contribute to the coherence of the Natura 2000 network in a cross-border context;
  • Water IPs: should aim at the implementation of River Basin Management Plans (RBMP) pursuant to the Annex VII to the Water Framework Directive;
  • Waste IPs: should aim at the implementation of Waste Management Plans (WMP) as required by article 28 of the Waste Framework Directive; and
  • Air IPs: should aim at the implementation of Air Quality Plans (AQPs) developed pursuant to the Air Quality Directive or national air pollution control programmes pursuant to the National Emission Ceilings Directive. 

In line with the priorities laid down in the LIFE Regulation, the LIFE MAWP for 2018-2020 specifies that IPs under the sub-programme for climate action shall aim at cofunding actions with the main purpose of helping Member States and regional/local authorities as well as main stakeholders in the implementation of the following specific set of strategic climate plans or strategies:

  • Climate change adaptation IPs: should aim at the implementation of national, regional or local specific adaptation strategy or action plan;
  • Urban climate change mitigation and/or adaptation IPs: should aim at the implementation of urban or community-based action plan pioneering the transition to a low carbon and/or climate resilient society; and
  • Climate change mitigation IPs: national, regional or industry-/sector-specific greenhouse gas mitigation strategy or low carbon economy roadmap.

Projects financed by the LIFE Programme under one priority area shall avoid undermining environmental or climate objectives in another priority area and shall promote synergies between different objectives, improving the functioning of ecosystems and provision of their services as well as the use of green public procurement.

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