November 7, 2017
Seminar „LIFE programme capabilities and practical implementation“ in Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry

On the 7th of November 2017, a seminar „LIFE programme capabilities and practical implementation“ took place in Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, where EU LIFE programme and its funding of environmental and climate projects. L.Čeičytė from Lithuanian Environmental Ministry presented LIFE programme and Lithuanian National co-financing. A.Šmitienė, „Building LIFE capacities in Lithuania“ project‘s leader, informed the participants of LIFE programme topics relevant to the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, project assistant S.Paltanavičiūtė introduced the ongoing LIFE project in Germany related to climate change adaptation and agronomy, communication specialist K.Cijūnėlienė presented the services of Lithuanian capacity building project. Lithuanian Fund for Nature representative D.Bastytė shared their experience of applying for and implementing LIFE projects, gave valuable practical advice for potential applicants.

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October 23, 2017
LIFE Rytmetys – a discussion about biodiversity communication

On the 23rd of October 2017 representatives form the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, Environmental Project Management Agency, Lithuanian LIFE community, environmental NGOs, academic community, natural protected areas discussed how to better inform a society about the biodiversity and the necessity to protect it. During the meeting the main problems regarding environmental communication have been discused as well as Lithuanian responsibilities to EU have been stressed. The event has been moderated by the director of European Union Assistance Management Department – Inesis Kiškis.

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October 16, 2017
LIFE OSMODERMA kicks - off

1st of September 2017 was an official start date of Lithuanian LIFE project „LIFE OSMODERMA - Ecological network for Osmoderma eremita and other species dependent on veteran trees“ (LIFE16 NAT/LT/000701). The project is set to protect a rare hermit beetle (Osmoderma eremita) and its habitats.

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September 26, 2017
16 Lithuanian LIFE proposals have been submitted

The European Commission has received 7 Lithuanian LIFE proposals by the LIFE programme's deadlines in September 2017: 1 focuses on Nature and biodiversity, 5 address Environment and resource efficiency and 1 – climate. What is more, Lithuanian organizations have been active at partnerships – 9 proposals with Lithuanian partners have been submitted: 4 for Nature and biodiversity, 2 for environment and resource efficiency, 2 for climate and 1 for environmental governance and information.

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September 12, 2017
Mid-term Report presented

Lithuanian capacity building project presented its Mid-term Report covering the project activities from 01/04/2016 to 26/09/2017 on the 12th of September. Representatives from the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and the Environmental Project Management participated.

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August 8, 2017
The third webinar “Administrative forms (A forms) and project outline (B forms)”

The third webinar titled “Administrative forms (A forms) and project outline (B forms)” which was organized by the project “Building LIFE capacities in Lithuania” took place on the 8th of August.

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