The EC LIFE Programme yesterday (13 March 2012) published the sixth LIFE+ call for proposals, with up to €276 million available for co-financing of projects across Europe including Ireland.
Funding will be made available under three headings: Nature and biodiversity; Environment policy and governance; and Information and communication.
Project proposals should be sent to the relevant national authority no later than 26 September, 2012. National authorities will then send them to the European Commission by 2 October, 2012. The earliest possible starting date for 2012 projects is 1 July, 2013.
Full details here
May 2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the EC LIFE Programme across Europe and the 20th Anniversary of the Habitats Directive and the establishment of the Natura 2000 Network. To mark this key milestone in Ireland, an important one day seminar entitled ‘Celebrating 20 Years of the LIFE Programme In Ireland’ has been jointly organised by MulkearLIFE and co-hosted and supported by all four current LIFE projects in Ireland, as represented by MulkearLIFE /IFI; Coillte; IRD Duhallow LIFE and CAISIE LIFE+ Project /IFI. This will hopefully result in new LIFE proposals coming from Ireland. Regrettably, the seminar is by invite only due to restrictions on size.