LIFE 2017 call for proposals information and networking event

LIFE 2017 call for proposals information and networking event

The European Commission is organising an information and networking event on 31 May in Brussels as part of the EU Green Week to advise applicants on the LIFE programme’s 2017 call for traditional projects.

Representatives of businesses, industry, NGOs, and local and regional authorities are particularly invited to join the event on Wednesday, 31 May, between 10:00 – 16:00 in Brussels.

Please register in advance via the EU Green Week website.

The information session will be webcast live. The links will be published on the EU Green website.

For more information please click here.

Draft programme

10:00-11:30 Information session – Part 1

LIFE 2017 call for project proposals – A new opportunity for green jobs and growth.

The EU’s LIFE programme has been funding nature conservation, green technology and climate action projects all over Europe for more than 25 years. LIFE-funded projects have created profitable green businesses with sustainable jobs contributing to the emergence of a green jobs market. At this information session participants will learn about opportunities for project funding under the 2017 call for proposals on close-to-market environmental solutions, biodiversity, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.


  • Marco Malacarne, Acting Director, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), European Commission
  • Jean-Claude Merciol, Head of Unit LIFE, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission (tbc)
  • Philip Owen, Head of Unit Climate Finance, Mainstreaming, Montreal Protocol, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
  • Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit LIFE and Eco-Innovation, EASME
  • Fabio Leone, Head of Sector, Unit LIFE and Eco-Innovation, EASME
  • Anne Vermaelen, Head of Sector, Finance Unit, EASME
12:00-13:30 Information session – Part 2

LIFE 2017 call for project proposals – A new opportunity for green jobs and growth.

Current LIFE project beneficiaries will provide you with best practices in designing a successful project and will address some of the typical challenges. This session will focus on issues such as building a meaningful partnership, realistic planning, and estimating a cost-effective budget.

14:30-16:00 Networking session

Participants interested in applying for LIFE funding will have the chance to find potential project partners or seek advice from European Commission experts and National Contact Points in one-to-one meetings. Once registered to the LIFE side session, you will be invited to upload your profile in a matchmaking tool to help you find matching profiles and set up bilateral meetings.