Win for LIFE – LIFE call for proposals 2023 now open!

LIFE is the most important European subsidy programme for environmental care and climate change. Recently, the new LIFE Call for proposals 2023 were published.

The LIFE-programme for the period 2021-2027, with a total available budget of € 5.43 billion, is divided across different (yearly) call for proposals. The programme exists of four separate sub-programmes:

  • Nature and Biodiversity
  • Circular Economy and Quality of Life
  • Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Clean Energy Transition (CET)

New LIFE call for proposals 2023

Most LIFE call for proposals for 2023 were published on 18 April on the Funding & tender portal of the EU, with deadlines set in September (the exact date in dependent on the specific call). The calls for the sub-programme ‘clean energy transition’ were opened on the 11th of May, with the deadline set on 16 November 2023.

Target group of the LIFE-programme

The LIFE-programme is open to companies, knowledge institutes, governmental organisations and NGOs that work on innovations in the EU in the area of environmental care and climate. The bar is set high: small innovations or ‘standard’ environmental investments fall outside the scope of the LIFE-programme. Chances are high for innovative projects with a strong positive environmental impact (minimal on a European level) and that are replicable to other locations in Europe. Overall, projects often consist of multi-annual (3-5 years) innovation projects oriented around pilots, demonstrations and best practices.

A LIFE-application can be submitted by a single applicant, but can also be performed in collaboration with other European partners. The maximum grant amounts to 60% of the eligible costs (personnel, subcontracting, equipment, …), with an average budget for a typical LIFE-project varying between €2-5 million.

PNO has a lot of experience in developing successful projects, and can increase your success chances up to three times! Furthermore, besides providing support in scoping and drafting a project application, we can also guide and support in project management, reporting and communication once a project is approved.

Take your chance and let us look at your project to see if we can win LIFE!

Feel free to contact Marc De Coster, tel. +32 477 99 19 27,