Program Life –
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value. Since 1992 LIFE has co-financed some 3954 projects across the EU, contributing approximately €3.1 billion to the protection of the environment.
LIFE + consists of the following components:
1) LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity
LIFE+ Nature will co-finance best practice or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives.
LIFE+ Biodiversity will co-finance innovative or demonstration projects that contribute to the implementation of the objectives of Commission Communication (COM (2006) 216 final) "Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 – and beyond".
2) LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance
IFE+ Environment Policy & Governance will co-finance projects that contribute to the implementation of Community environmental policy, the development of innovative policy approaches, technologies, methods and instruments, the knowledge base as regards environment policy and legislation, and the monitoring of environmental (including forest monitoring).
3) LIFE+ Information & Communication
LIFE+ Information & Communication will co-finance projects that implement communication and awareness raising campaigns on environmental, nature protection or biodiversity conservation issues, as well as projects related to forest fire prevention (awareness raising, special training).