LIFE Preparatory Projects – Projects addressing ad hoc Legislative and Policy Priorities

EU funding opportunities

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has launched a call for proposals for EU action grants under the Programme for Environment and Climate Action (LIFE).

The call covers 3 topics, respectively Nature and biodiversity, Circular Economy and Clean Energy Transition. Each project application under the call must address only one of these topics. Applicants wishing to apply for more than one topic, must submit a separate proposal under each topic.

Topic 1. LIFE-2022-PLP-NATURA — Nature and Biodiversity

Improving the quantity and quality of bird-related data in Europe, to enhance their contribution to EU policy objectives under the EU Birds Directive and the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

(Maximum available EU co-financing EUR 1 000 000, EU co-financing rate: 90%)

Proposed project should reinforce the EBP capabilities to allow it to contribute the evidence required to inform the successful delivery of the EU Biodiversity Strategy. Moreover, to be able to generate the best possible information outputs for the breeding season, it is also important to render the EBP data compatible with those of the other EBCC10 projects (EBBA2 and PECBMS), as the combination of the datasets and know-how from all these projects would increase the overall efficiency and value of the applied deliveries that could be developed.

Topic 2. LIFE-2022-PLP-Environment — Circular Economy and Quality of LIFE


  • Testing and measuring the feasibility and effectiveness of financial incentives for the take-back of small used/waste EEE and portable batteries in view of setting up a stakeholder platform (Maximum available EU co-financing EUR 800 000, EU co-financing rate: 90%)

The proposed project should test, as a primary objective, the feasibility and effectiveness of setting up financial incentives such as reward schemes, deposit refund schemes, the use of postal services and/or systems calculating the residual value of small electronics and portable batteries for subsequent reuse and/or recovery. Feasibility of the proposed solutions should also be checked at EU level. In particular, the project should prepare the ground to establish and bring together potentially in a single platform all relevant public and private actors.

  • Bringing lifecycle into building policy – Level(s) case studies (foreseen EU contribution EUR 500 000, EU co-financing rate: 90%)

The objective of this project is to provide relevant information to the European Commission, based on real building project applications of the Level(s) indicators, so that the Commission in turn can produce case studies to the sector. The project shall include ten building projects which apply the Level(s) indicators at their different levels, as set out by the framework methodology. It shall cover at least five Member States and a mix of residential building typologies, offices and schools.


Topic 3. LIFE-2022-PLP-ENER — Supporting Clean Energy Transition

Supporting EU’s standardisation activities related to eco-design, energy labelling, energy audits and energy management systems

(foreseen EU contribution EUR 900 000, EU co-financing rate: 90%)

The proposed project should provide support to environmental and consumer NGOs for their representation in standardisation processes for eco-design and energy labelling legislation, as well as for energy audits and energy management systems,and overall support the application of the Energy Efficiency First principle as part of its

activities in the European and International Standardisation Organisations. The tasks to be undertaken are focused on two areas: 1) Monitoring of horizontal and product specific standardisation activities related to eco-design,energy labelling, energy audits and energy management systems, 2) Participation in and contributions to the Technical Committees and related Working Groups in the European and International Standardisation Organisations at different levels of the standardisation process.

Deadline for submission is 7 September 2022.

Detailed information and documentation to participate can be found here

Written by: Margherita

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