LIFE info webinar Programme held, July 14, 2021.


LIFE info webinar Programme held, July 14, 2021

On the fourteenth of July, the LIFE info webinar was held in the premises of MESD and through Zoom with the aim of providing basic information about the LIFE Programme for the new programming period 2021-2027. and presenting the news of the LIFE competition 2021.

The webinar was opened with an introductory speech by Minister Dr. sc. Tomislav Ćorić emphasizing the growing importance of environmental policies in the world of climate change and the involvement and recognition of our participants in the LIFE Programme.

CINEA’s LIFE programme director Angelo Salsi praised Croatia for launching an info day the day after the new tender opened, even before the central EU info day. He stressed that the LIFE Programme is the best example of what the Green Deal can be and its key role in popularizing the ecological narrative.

Aleksandra Čilić, Head of the Environmental Protection Sector of the EPEEF, spoke about the partnership between the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and the LIFE Programme, expressing satisfaction with the gathering of a wide range of stakeholders through LIFE.

The Head of the European Commission Representation in Croatia, Ognian Zlatev, spoke about the growth and development of the ambitious LIFE Programme from 1992 until today and about the real environmental impact achieved by the programme.

The main part of the Webinar was dedicated to the presentations of Angel Salsi and Nikolina Petković Gregorić on the structure and novelties of the LIFE programme in the new programming period 2021-2027, sub-programmes and types of funded projects. A new integrated project application portal for LIFE, Funding & Tenders Portal, was presented. In addition, the application dates for the types of projects in this year’s LIFE competition were presented and answers to the audience’s questions were provided.

A recording of the Webinar is available HERE.