On 19 May 2015, the European Commission launched the 2016 Call for proposals for LIFE Grants under both Environment and Climate Action sub-programmes. The Commission invites legal persons (entities) registered in the European Union (EU) to present their proposals.
The call will cover action grants for Traditional, Preparatory, Integrated, and Technical Assistance projects.
Deadline: 12 September 2016 at 16:00 Brussels time
In the fields of urban development and construction, in the project topic "Urban environment", EC encourages projects implementing integrated and comprehensive policies for sustainable urban planning and design through innovative approaches regarding urban public transport and mobility, sustainable buildings, energy efficiency or urban biodiversity conservation
The call will cover action grants for Traditional, Integrated, and Technical Assistance projects.
Deadline: 7 September 2016 at 16:00 Brussels time
In the context of the Climate Adaptation strand of the Climate Action sub-programme, in the fields of urban development and construction, EC promotes through this Call the mainstreaming of the adaptation into urban land use planning, building layouts and natural resources management.
Project proposals focusing on urban adaptation are also encouraged. This focus will allow responding to several of the themes identified in the EU Adaptation Strategy, such as green infrastructure and ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation; innovative adaptation technologies; floods; water; elaboration and implementation of adaptation strategies and plans. In this context, actions as listed below are examples that would help contribute to meeting this important EU policy objective:
- developing and implementing local adaptation and mitigation initiatives ('the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy' and 'Mayors Adapt')
- projects contributing at the same time to climate adaptation and mitigation (such as those linked to the 'Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy')_as well as nature conservation and biodiversity objectives in urban areas;
- developing and deploying innovative adaptation technologies in urban areas, including in the water, energy and construction sectors;
- promoting and developing green infrastructure in cities, including combating the urban heat island effect (through green roofs or networks of green space as ventilation areas), improving permeability of urban surfaces and/or controlling flood risks (through multi-use retention areas).
On 17 June 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is organising an international Info Day to meet all Brussels based stakeholders and interested parties in order to provide useful information on the preparation and submission of a successful LIFE proposal.
For further information on the Call, please visit the relevant LIFE webpage at the link below.