Call for proposals 2021 - Circular Economy and Quality of Life - Standard Action Projects (SAP) LIFE-2021-SAP-ENV Open!


The topics under this call for proposals concern LIFE Standard Action Projects (SAPs). SAPs represent the ‘traditional LIFE projects’ aimed to:

  • develop, demonstrate and promote innovative techniques, methods and approaches  
  • contribute to the knowledge base and to the application of best practice  
  • support the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the EU legislation and policy, including by improving governance at all levels, in particular through enhancing capacities of public and private actors and the involvement of civil society
  • catalyse the large-scale deployment of successful technical and policy related solutions for implementing the EU legislation and policy by replicating results, integrating related objectives into other policies and into public and private sector practices, mobilising investment and improving access to finance.


This call covers the following topics:

  • LIFE-2021-SAP-ENV-ENVIRONMENT: Circular Economy, resources from Waste, Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Chemicals, Bauhaus (LIFE-PJG - LIFE Project Grants)
  • LIFE-2021-SAP-ENV-GOV: Environment governance (LIFE-PJG - LIFE Project Grants)

European community funding

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

  • 100,42 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 November 2021 - in 2 months (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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