(16 June 2015) – This call for proposals aims at identifying framework partners to which the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), which manages the LIFE programme, may at a later stage award specific operating grants.

Those specific operating grants shall foresee co-financing of the operating costs of NGO’s related to the eligible activities provided for in the framework partners’ 2016 and 2017 Work Programme, and they will cover certain administrative and operational costs for the financial years 2016 and 2017.

The call will close on 27 July 2015. Please note that if the application is not sent by post but delivered by hand, it must arrive not later than 16:00 Brussels local time on 27 July at the Commission’s central mail service. See the full calendar on the call page.

Applicants must use the LIFE operating grants application package for the preparation of their proposals (in English only). Applications can be submitted in any official EU language, but preferably in English.

The application package contains full and detailed explanations with regard to eligibility, procedures, co-funding rates and all other relevant details. It can be downloaded here.

The indicative total budget earmarked for the co-financing of NGO operating grants is estimated at €18 million for a two year period, i.e. €9 million yearly.

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