Environment governance

European Comission

18 April 2024
19 September 2024
Energy, Climate and Environment
Research, Development and Innovation Natural Sciences

Objective :

The aim is to facilitate the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energy-efficient/climate-resilient economy and toward a toxic-free environment as well as to protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment.

The specific objective is to cover one or more of the following topics as fully defined in section 2 of the Call document:

  • Activities in support of public administrations’ decision-making and voluntary approaches
  • Environmental compliance assurance and access to justice
  • Behavioral change and awareness-raising initiatives

Please note that the assessment of the extent to which the project is in line with the specific priorities of the call (part of Award criterion 1) will be done exclusively on the basis of the topics identified and described under section ‘Compliance with LIFE programme objectives and call topic’ of the Standard application form. Please also note that a maximum of two sub-topics will be considered (e.g: “Activities in support of public administration (…) voluntary approaches” and “Behavioral change (…) initiatives”).).

Scope :

The present Call topic targets Standard Action Projects (SAP) aimed at achieving the objectives of the Circular Economy and Quality of Life sub-programme. SAP are defined in section 2 of the call document (Type of Action) while the general objectives of the sub-programme in section 1 (‘Circular Economy and Quality of Life’).

This call topic focus exclusively on environmental governance projects, other projects as defined in the related Call topic named LIFE-2024-SAP-ENV-ENVIRONMENT as well as LIFE-2024-SAP-NAT-GOV are excluded.

Expected Impact :

Applicants are expected to define, calculate, explain and achieve the expected impacts as described in the Award criterion ‘Impact’ (see Call document section 2 and 9).



  1. Admissibility conditions: described in section 5 of the call document

Proposal page limits and layout: described in Part B of the Application Form available in the Submission System

  1. Eligible countries: described in section 6 of of the call document

  2. Other eligibility conditions: described in section 6 of the call document

  3. Financial and operational capacity and exclusion: described in section 7 of the call document

  4. Evaluation and award:

  • Award criteria, scoring and thresholds: described in section 9 of the call document
  • Submission and evaluation processes : described section 8 of the call document and the Online Manual
  • Indicative timeline for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 4 of the call document

6 . Legal and financial set-up of the grants: described in section 10 of the call document


Call documents:

Call document

Standard application form — call-specific application form is available in the Submission System

Mandatory Annexes to the application form:

  1. Detailed budget table
  2. Participant information

Optional Annexes:

FAQs in LIFE website

LIFE Reference Documents

Annotated Grant Agreement

LIFE General MGA v1.0

LIFE Work Programme 2021-2024

LIFE Regulation 2021/783

EU Financial Regulation 2018/1046

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18 April 2024