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LIFE-2024-SAP-ENV-ENVIRONMENT: Circular Economy, resources from Waste, Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Chemicals, Bauhaus


Funding programme or initiative
LIFE Programme
AustriaBelgiumBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzechiaDenmarkEstoniaFinlandFranceGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandItalyLatviaLithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaNetherlandsPolandPortugalRomaniaSlovakiaSloveniaSpainSwedenIcelandMoldovaNorth MacedoniaUkraine
Atlantic and Arctic basinBaltic and North Sea basinMediterranean Sea basinDanube-Black Sea
Deadline date
19 September 2024
Publication date
18 April 2024
Mission Objectives
1. Ecosystems and Biodiversity2. Pollution prevention and elimination3. Carbon Neutral and Circular Blue Economy
Mission Topics
Relevant to Blue Parks Community
Associated Regions


The LIFE sub-programme of Circular Economy and Quality of Life aims to facilitate the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energy-efficient and climate-resilient economy and toward a toxic-free environment as well as to protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment. The objective of this sub-programme is to support EU environmental policy and legislation through innovative, techniques methods and approaches, improvements in governance, and through catalysing the large-scale deployment of successful technical and policy-related solutions. 



Proposals for Standard Action Projects can cover the following topics: 

  • Circular economy and waste 
  • Air 
  • Water 
  • Soil 
  • Noise 
  • Chemicals 
  • A new European Bauhaus 

A maximum of two sub-topics will be considered per proposal.  


Topics and their sub-topics under this sub-programme that are relevant to the Mission Ocean and Waters objectives are the following: 

  • circular economy and waste 
  • recovery of resources from waste 
  • circular economy and the environment 
  • water 
  • water quality and quantity 
  • marine and coastal water management 

Eligible applicants: 

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must: 

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies) 
  • be established in one of the eligible countries (i.e. EU Member States including overseas territories and countries, Iceland, Moldova, North Macedonia, Ukraine). 
  • The coordinator must be established in an eligible country.  

Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register.  


Total sub-programme budget of EUR 73 million. 


Between 24 and 120 months indicatively (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).  

Contact points

IT Helpdesk: Contact the IT helpdesk for questions such as forgotten passwords, access rights and roles, technical aspects of submission of proposals, etc.   

National Contact Points: Get in touch with your national contact point (NCP) for the LIFE programme. They can help you with your application and organise information/networking events and proposal writing workshops. They can also support you in communicating and disseminating your project results. 

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