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News announcement19 February 2024European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency3 min read

Get ready for the 2024 LIFE Calls for proposals

The LIFE Calls for proposals 2024 are expected to be published on the Funding & tender opportunities portal on 18 April, 2024. 


The anticipated release date for the LIFE Calls for Proposals 2024 is April 18, 2024, on the Funding & Tender Opportunities portal. CINEA is set to conduct virtual informational sessions from April 23 to 26, 2024, providing valuable guidance for potential applicants navigating the LIFE Calls for Proposals 2024. Check the LIFE YouTube channel for previous recordings.  

Anticipated submission deadlines

  • Standard Action Projects (SAPs) for circular economy and quality of life
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024 

  • Standard Action Projects (SAPs) for nature and biodiversity
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024 

  • Standard Action Projects (SAPs) for climate change mitigation and adaptation
    Deadline date: 17 September 2024   

  • Coordination and Support Action Grants (CSA) for clean energy transition sub-programme
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024

  • Strategic Integrated Projects (SNAPs/SIPs)
    • Concept notes:  Deadline date: 5 September 2024 
    • Full proposals:  Deadline date: 6 March 2025 
  • Technical Assistance preparation for SIPs and SNAPs:
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024   

  • Technical Assistance Replication
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024 

  • Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA OG) 
    Deadline date: 5 September 2024

  • Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA OG) 
    Deadline date: 17 September 2024 

  • LIFE Preparatory Projects (addressing ad hoc Legislative and Policy Priorities - PLP)
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024 


Type of grants

Standard Action Projects (SAP) 

Projects, other than strategic integrated projects, strategic nature projects or technical assistance projects, that pursue the specific objectives of the LIFE programme.

Strategic Nature Projects (SNAP) 

Projects that support the achievement of Union nature and biodiversity objectives by implementing coherent programmes of action in Member States in order to mainstream those objectives and priorities into other policies and financing instruments, including through coordinated implementation of the prioritised action frameworks adopted pursuant to Directive 92/43/EEC.

Strategic Integrated Projects (SIP) 

Projects that implement, on a regional, multi-regional, national or transnational scale, environmental or climate strategies or action plans developed by Member States' authorities and required by specific environmental, climate or relevant energy legislation or policy of the Union, while ensuring that stakeholders are involved and promoting coordination with and mobilisation of at least one other Union, national or private funding source.

Technical Assistance Projects (TA) 

Projects that support the development of capacity for participation in standard action projects, the preparation of strategic nature projects and strategic integrated projects, the preparation for accessing other Union financial instruments or other measures necessary for preparing the upscaling or replication of results from other projects funded by the LIFE programme, its predecessor programmes or other Union programmes, with a view to pursuing the LIFE programme objectives set out in Article 3; such projects can also include capacity-building related to the activities of Member States' authorities for effective participation in the LIFE programme.

Other Action Grants (OAG) 

Actions needed for the purpose of achieving the general objective of the LIFE programme, including coordination and support actions aimed at capacity-building, at dissemination of information and of knowledge, and at awareness-raising to support the transition to renewable energy and increased energy efficiency.

Operating Grants (OG) 

Grants that support the functioning of non-profit making entities which are involved in the development, implementation and enforcement of Union legislation and policy, and which are primarily active in the area of the environment or climate action, including energy transition, in line with the objectives of the LIFE programme.


Support for applicants

Guidance on the application process, evaluation and grant signature, and working as an expert will be available on the Funding & Tender portal.

Please see the dedicated page on Support for Applicants.


Expert evaluators

The LIFE Programme appoints external experts to assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects and tenders. 

If you have skills and experiences in the sustainable energy field and like to evaluate proposals submitted under the LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme, please register in the European Commission’s database of independent experts

If you have skills and experiences in the fields of nature & biodiversity, circular economy and climate action and like to evaluate in the LIFE sub-programmes Nature and Biodiversity, Circular economy and quality of life, Climate change mitigation and adaptation, please register your interest with the external Framework Contractor.

Potential expert evaluators can register interest for any of the LIFE sub-programmes. 


Source: CINEA