Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • Natura 2000 Awards: Call for entries

    The call for applications for the 2018 edition of the Natura 2000 Awards is now open. Find out more from the Natura 2000 Awards webpage including application details, guidance documents and an explanation of how to participate in the exciting award ceremony. The awards are designed to reward excellence in the management of Natura 2000 […]


  • Countdown to the Green Awards – agenda now available

    The agenda for the Green Awards ceremony, which will take place on 30 May 2017 in Brussels, is now available! Mr Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will make the keynote speech and present awards in the environment and nature and biodiversity categories. Yvon Slingenbergh from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for […]


  • New publication: LIFE greening jobs and growth

    “LIFE is contributing to the spread of green skills and the creation of green jobs in a broad range of sectors.”- Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. The latest LIFE Focus brochure shows just how the EU’s fund for environment, nature and climate protection is doing this. Produced to coincide […]



  • LIFE inspired European Natura 2000 Day officially recognised

    Following the signing of a joint declaration, the 21 May is now officially recognised as European Natura 2000 Day and will be celebrated annually. The establishment of an annual day to celebrate Natura 2000 network – the largest network of protected sites in the world – and raise awareness of the importance of its conservation […]


  • LIFEnews n°4

    This issue of LIFEnews looks at green jobs and skills. The first article features an interview with Christos Kissas from LIFE’s external monitoring team about a new study on the programme’s impact on jobs and growth.The second article showcases a number of LIFE projects that have created new sustainable jobs and promoted the development of […]


  • LIFE project uses unusual technique to reintroduce endangered species

    The LIFE project Waldrappteam (LIFE12 BIO/AT/000143) is using the unusual technique of hand-raising chicks to successfully reintroduce the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) into Europe. In April, 31 chicks aged between2-to-8 days were taken from nests at two breeding colonies in Austria to be cared for by experienced – human – foster mothers. […]


  • See you at the Green Awards?

    Voting for the Green Awards is now closed. The Green Awards commemorate the most outstanding completed LIFE projects since 1992 and they form one of the highlights of the LIFE programme’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The winners, who have been selected via a public vote on Facebook, will be announced in three categories – Environment; Nature […]



  • EU action plan for nature to boost spending on LIFE Nature and biodiversity

    Following a thorough evaluation of the Birds and Habitats Directives, the European Commission has adopted the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy. The action plan is designed to improve implementation of the directives and thus boost their contribution to the attainment of the EU’s biodiversity targets for 2020. The plan focuses on 4 […]