The European Commission has launched the 2023 calls for proposals under the LIFE Programme, the EU’s funding instrument to meet its environmental, climate and energy objectives.
To date, this programme has co-financed more than 5,000 projects that contribute to protecting and improving the quality of the environment through the shift towards a clean, circular, energy-efficient, climate-neutral, and climate-resilient economy, including the transition to clean energy.
With an allocation of €611 million, the 2023 calls will grant projects that specifically address nature conservation, environmental protection, climate action, and transition to clean energy.
Some of the calls that have just opened will provide funding to Standard Action Projects (SAPs) that pursue specific objectives of the LIFE Programme, such as:
The remaining opened calls will allocate their funds as follows:
Only the following calls are still to be opened in 2023:
The European Commission is also calling for proposals for two projects for the reconstruction of Ukraine that will be financed by the LIFE Programme.
These calls are part of the Phoenix initiative to develop and put at the disposal of Ukrainian cities cutting-edge expertise in affordable and sustainable reconstruction obtained from the New European Bauhaus (NEB), an interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to living spaces and experiences.
The two selected LIFE projects will support Ukrainian cities in implementing a holistic and sustainable city planning approach, providing innovative solutions for the rapid reconstruction of destroyed or damaged infrastructures and facilities.
Moreover, they will focus on sustainable and circular reconstruction, covering waste management, the reuse of debris resulting from damages and destruction, or the management of hazardous waste. They will also apply water treatments and decontamination, building on mappings and strategies previously financed by European funds.
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