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Call for proposals

European Programme  LIFE +  
The Sixth Call for Proposals of the LIFE+ 2012 European Programme was published. The objective of the LIFE + European Programme is to support environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the European Union, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighboring countries.

The priorities of this LIFE + European Programme’s call for proposals include the following actions:

1. LIFE+ European Programme, Nature and Biodiversity
- To protect, conserve, restore, monitor and facilitate the functioning of natural systems, natural habitats, wild flora and fauna, with the aim of halting the loss of biodiversity, including diversity of genetic resources, within the EU

2. LIFE+ European Programme , Environment Policy and Governance
- Climate change: To stabilise greenhouse gas concentration at a level that prevents global warming above 2 °C;
- Water: To contribute to enhanced water quality by developing cost-effective measures to achieve good ecological status in view of developing river basin management plans under Directive 2000/60/EC (Water Framework Directive); 
- Air: To achieve levels of air quality that do not give rise to significant negative impacts on and risks to human health and the environment;
- Soil: To protect and ensure the sustainable use of soil by preserving soil functions, preventing threats to soil, mitigating their effects and restoring degraded soils;
- Urban environment: To contribute to improving the environmental performance of Europe's urban areas;
- Noise: To contribute to policy development and implementation on environmental noise;
- Chemicals: Improve the protection of environment and health from risks posed by chemicals by 2020 by implementing chemicals legislation, in particular Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) and the thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides;
- Environment and health: To develop the information base for policy on the environment and health (the Environment and Health Action Plan);
- Natural resources and waste: To develop and implement policies designed to ensure sustainable management of natural resources and wastes, and to improve the environmental performances of products, sustainable production and consumption patterns, waste prevention, recovery and recycling, and to contribute to the effective implementation of the thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste;EN 13.3.2012 Official Journal of the European Union C 74/11
- Forests: To provide, especially through an EU coordination network, a concise and comprehensive basis for policy-relevant information on forests in relation to climate change (impact on forest ecosystems, mitigation, substitution effects), biodiversity (baseline information and protected forest areas), forest fires, forest conditions and the protective functions of forests (water, soil and infrastructure) as well as contributing to the protection of forests against fires;
- Innovation: To contribute to developing and demonstrating innovative policy approaches, technologies, methods and instruments to assist in the implementation of the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP);
-  Strategic approaches: To promote effective implementation and enforcement of Union environmental legislation and improve the knowledge base for environmental policy; to improve the environmental performance o SMEs.
3. LIFE+ European Programme,  Information and Communication
- To disseminate information and raise awareness on environmental issues, including forest fire prevention and to provide support for accompanying measures, such as information, communication actions and campaigns, conferences and training, including training on forest fire prevention.

Eligible participants within this LIFE + European Programme’s call for proposal are public and/or private bodies, actors and institutions registered in the Member States of the European Union

The total budget available for this LIFE + European Programme call for proposal amounts to EUR 276 710 000. EU Contribution cannot constitute more than of 50% of overall eligible project cost.

The deadline for submitting proposals in the framework of the current LIFE + European Programme’s Call for Proposals is 26 September 2012.

Further information on the current LIFE + European Programme’s Call for Proposals is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/lifeplus.htm 

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