LIFE+ Financial Instrument for the Environment
Funding Organisation: 
European Commission European Union Full Details
Country of origin: European Union
What type of research is funded? Demonstration
Projects based on defined research needs (programme driven) or an open call (demand driven)? Demand Driven
Total budget:  2143 Million EUROs
Funding rate by programme:  50-75%
Programme start year: 2007
Duration of programme: 7 years
Programme open for funding of international participation:  Yes
Programme has ongoing or terminated international projects:  Yes
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
nature and biodiversity  
environment policy and governance  
information and communication. 
Long Description: 
LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity supports projects that contribute to the implementation of the EU's Birds and Habitats Directives, and that contribute to the 
EU's goal of halting the loss of biodiverity. The maximum co-financing rate can be 75 percent, but is normally 50 percent. LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance supports technological projects that offer significant environmental benefits, for example process or efficiency
improvements. This part of LIFE+ also helps projects that improve the implementation of EU environmental legislation, that build the environmental policy
knowledge base, and that develop environmental information sources through monitoring (including forest monitoring). Projects can be co-financed up to
a level of 50 percent. LIFE+ Information and Communication co-finances up to 50 percent projects that spread information about environmental issues, such as climate change
and conservation. This strand of LIFE+ can also support forest fire prevention awareness and training campaigns.

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Projects Supported by this Programme:

ACUMEN Assessing, Capturing and Utilising Methane from Expired and Non-operational landfills


MAGPLAN Management plan to prevent threats from point sources on the good chemical status of groundwater in urban areas
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