Call for proposals 2021 - LIFE Framework Partnership Agreement LIFE-2021-NGO-OG-FPA Open!


The LIFE Framework Partnership Agreements with non-profit making entities aim to strengthen the participation of civil society in the EU polic y dialogue, as well as to support implementation and enforcement of Union environmental and climate objectives by the beneficiaries. The present call for proposals targets framework partnerships aimed at achieving the objectives of the Environment, Nature, Climate and Clean Energy Transition LIFE sub-programmes.


The Framework Partnership Agreements will set out the framework conditions governing grants to partners carrying out activities, on the basis of a 3- year outline action plan and agreed general objectives. This first-level agreement does not however constitute an obligation for the Commission to conclude a Specific Grant Agreement for an annual operating grant.
Operating grants provide general financial support to the successful organisations. They do not support a specific project (like action grants), but the annual operating budget (or part of it) of the organisation. Operating grants follow the same rules for the grant agreements as action grants, but do not differentiate bet ween direct and indirect costs. Operating grants are always mono-beneficiary grants supporting the annual activities of an organisation. Receiving an operating grant may have an impact on the possibility to receive the indirect costs flat-rate in an EU action grant.

This call covers the following topics:

  • LIFE-2021-NGO-OG-FPA: Operating grants Framework partnerships (LIFE-FPA-OG - LIFE Operating Grants Framework Partnerships)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 37,11 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 September 2021 - in one month (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for the Environment

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