EU funding of €239 million available for resource efficient projects


The European Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the LIFE funding programme for projects dedicated to the environment.

In 2014, the sub-programme for the environment will provide €238.86 million (£191 million) to develop innovative ways to respond to environmental challenges across Europe, focusing on the conservation of nature and biodiversity, resource efficiency and environmental governance and information.


European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “Innovative environmental and nature conservation projects around Europe will receive more funds than ever before. This will help achieve sustainable growth through investment in a resource-efficient economy and will help member states and local authorities to implement plans and strategies in key policy areas like nature, waste, air and water.”

The environmental sub-programme of the EU Life Programme 2014-2020 will provide €2,592 million for the environment over the next seven years. It will also support better governance, dissemination of information and awareness-raising on environmental matters.

Interested parties will need to submit applications by October this year.

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