LIFE Programme

The LIFE Programme is a European financing instrument for the environment and climate action, established in 1992, the year of promulgation of the Habitats Directive, and which to date has co-financed more than 5400 projects throughout Europe, contributing some EUR 3.4 billion to environmental protection since 2013.
The LIFE Programme is organised into sub-programmes and sectors, including the ENVIRONMENT sub-programme and its area of priority actions NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY, under which LIFEEL falls.
LIFE-NATURE was set up specifically to contribute to the implementation of the Birds Directive (2009/147/EC) and the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), funding projects aimed at improving the conservation status of habitats and species of Community interest listed in these Directives within particular sites, such as SIC and SPA, which make up the Natura 2000 Network.
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