Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • Apply now for LIFE funding!

    The LIFE programme has launched its 2018 call for project proposals. This year, we are investing close to €400 million in nature conservation, environmental protection and climate action. We are also introducing a streamlined application process to make it easier for you to request LIFE funds. Powered by WPeMatico


  • How to get your Close-to-Market proposal approved

    Working on a commercial solution to an environmental or climate challenge? You can now download LIFE application packages for traditional projects on the environment and resource efficiency, and climate action. Here are our 8 tips for getting your Close-to-Market proposal approved. Powered by WPeMatico


  • Sunshine in your pocket

    The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has awarded 17-year old Simone Borsetti the title of Alfiere della Repubblica for “improving the environment and health” in his home town of Ferrara in northern Italy. While still at school, Borsetti has helped monitor environmental strains on public well-being in the frame of the LIFE-funded Gioconda project. Powered […]


  • Schoolboy environmentalist thanked by Italian president

    The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has awarded 17-year old Simone Borsetti the title of Alfiere della Repubblica for “improving the environment and health” in his home town of Ferrara in northern Italy. While still at school, Borsetti has helped monitor environmental strains on public well-being in the frame of the LIFE-funded Gioconda project. Powered […]


  • Vote for your favourite LIFE green city project!

    You can now pick your favourite green city project and meet its pioneers at the EU Green Week 2018. The European Commission has shortlisted six finalists from among 62 best LIFE projects and will collect your vote until 25 April to determine who will bring home this year’s People’s Choice Award Powered by WPeMatico


  • Call open for Technical Assistance projects

    The LIFE programme is now accepting proposals for Technical Assistance projects in both sub-programmes for Environment and Climate Action. These projects provide, by way of action grants, financial support to help applicants prepare integrated projects. Applications are open until 8 June 2018 at 16:00 Brussels local time. Calls for traditional, Preparatory and Integrated Projects are […]


  • 40 000 bunnies hop off to save Iberian ecosystems

    Man-made shelters in Spain and Portugal are salvaging thousands of rabbits and the ecosystems that depend on them. Wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) once covered the Iberian peninsula in their millions, earning Spain its name, which derives from the Phoenician for “Land of Rabbits”. Today, populations in the wild have dwindled in some parts to below […]


  • Open water for safer suburbs

    The LIFE-GREEN4GREY project has refurbished a park in Zaventem, Belgium, transforming it into a bustling waterfront. The site now provides flood defences to communities living downstream, and a natural refuge for both wildlife and its peri-urban neighbours. Flooding presents Europe with a mounting environmental challenge. As the climate shifts, many parts of the EU expect […]


  • Of wolf and man: reconciliation across the Alps

    Crowds gathered in Trento, Italy, this week to discuss coexistence between wolves and humans in Europe. The event included a 2-day specialist conference marking the end of the LIFE-funded WolfAlps project. The conference brought together some 150 researchers, policy makers and conservationists, and over 1 000 members of the public. Thousands more took part in […]


  • Farms and forests confront climate change in the Mediterranean

    Representatives from LIFE projects converged on Madrid, Spain, on 13-14 March to discuss the impact of rising temperatures on agriculture and forestry in the Mediterranean. The two-day platform meeting drew on expertise from LIFE projects, EU policy makers, local authorities and stakeholders in the agro-forest sector to tackle the impact of climate change in an […]