Information for applicants

The maximum EU co-financing rate for Nature and Biodiversity LIFE projects is 60% of the total eligible project costs (75% for priority habitats or species of the Birds and Habitats Directives) and 55% for Environment and resource efficiency, Environmental Governance and Information and all Climate action projects.

The Lithuanian national co-financing can cover up to 25% (up to 35% in an exceptional case for priority species and habitats and up to 40% for integrated projects) of the total eligible project costs.

The guidance document on the national co-financing for LIFE projects was issued by the legal act No D1-424 of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania on 30th May 2018: 

DĖL LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS APLINKOS MINISTRO 2014 M. BIRŽELIO 18 D. ĮSAKYMO NR. D1-542 „DĖL EUROPOS SĄJUNGOS APLINKOS IR KLIMATO POLITIKOS PROGRAMOS (LIFE) BENDROJO FINANSAVIMO LĖŠŲ SKYRIMO EUROPOS SĄJUNGOS APLINKOS IR KLIMATO POLITIKOS PROGRAMOS (LIFE) PROJEKTAMS IR PARAIŠKŲ PROJEKTAMS FINANSUOTI EUROPOS SĄJUNGOS APLINKOS IR KLIMATO POLITIKOS PROGRAMOS (LIFE) LĖŠOMIS TEIKIMO EUROPOS KOMISIJAI TVARKOS APRAŠO PATVIRTINIMO“ PAKEITIMO (pdf).

Each year the Ministry of Environment announces the call for proposals of national co-financing for LIFE projects. In 2018 the call was published on 4th of June and the deadline to submit an application for Climate and integrated projects for national co-financing was the 16th of JulyFor the application of LIFE sub-programme for Environment which is being held in two stages in 2018, applications for national co-financing should be submitted within two weeks after the first stage notification from EASME (expected in October).  

All public and private entities registered in the Republic of Lithuania may apply for the Lithuanian national co-financing. If a coordinating beneficiary of a LIFE project is not registered in Lithuania, the application for co-financing must be submitted by an associated beneficiary, registered in Lithuania. And only the costs that are eligible according to LIFE guidelines may be co-financed by Lithuanian national co-financing.

To apply for LIFE Lithuanian national co-financing, the applicant has to provide project‘s application form to the Ministry of Environment according to the form provided in Annex 1 of the guidance document (English version of the application form).  

The lists of LIFE projects with foreseen national co-financing that were approved by the Ministry of Environment during 2009-2017 can be found here: 

2017 Call

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/9153a470827211e7804fae56a3fa17a5

2016 Call

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/1065319078e511e6b969d7ae07280e89

2015 Call

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/3b5343c056da11e5825682aa0fc6b8d5

2014 Call

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/8b57c800c8e511e583a295d9366c7ab3

2013 Call

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/2ae739b05b7711e487eff7b424bd0f08

2012 Call

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/e75a4c10987f11e3bdd0a9c9ad8ce1bf

2010 Call

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/TAR.4B50F497E9CA

2009 Call

https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/TAR.A70159ED40BE

 

 

 

August 30, 2018
LIFE Baltic networking meeting 2018

The third annual LIFE Baltic networking meeting will take place in Lithuania on the 20th and 21st of September. This meeting is a great opportunity for the LIFE community to meet and discuss the implementation, issues of LIFE projects. The event is an opportunity for all those in the Baltic Sea region working with LIFE programme to meet one another and exchange experiences, it is a networking opportunity for current and future projects as well as a chance to learn more about what happens in neighbor countries. The event will be attended by LIFE projects', capacity building projects' groups of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Denmark, LIFE NCP of all Baltic states. There will be a mix of field trips to local LIFE projects and other places of interest, and work at the main venue - Amberton Hotel Klaipėda. Field trips will include visiting Lithuanian LIFE project LIFEMagniDucatusAcrola LIFE15 NAT/LT/001024 (biomass processing plant, educational trail through the habitat of aquatic warbler), Ventes Ragas Ornithological station (excursion, migratory bird watching, museum). You will find the event agenda here and you can register here. Please, register by 07.09.2018.

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June 11, 2018
Call for 2018 Lithuanian LIFE co-financing announced!

Each year the Ministry of Environment announces the call for proposals of national co-financing for LIFE projects. In 2018 the call was published on 4th of June and the deadline to submit an application for Climate and integrated projects for national co-financing was the 16th of July. For the application of LIFE sub-programme for Environment which is being held in two stages in 2018, applications for national co-financing should be submitted within two weeks after the first stage notification from EASME (expected in October). All public and private entities registered in the Republic of Lithuania may apply for the Lithuanian national co-financing. If a coordinating beneficiary of a LIFE project is not registered in Lithuania, the application for co-financing must be submitted by an associated beneficiary, registered in Lithuania. And only the costs that are eligible according to LIFE guidelines may be co-financed by Lithuanian national co-financing. To apply for LIFE Lithuanian national co-financing, the applicant has to provide project‘s application form to the Ministry of Environment according to the form provided in Annex 1 of the guidance document.

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