LIFE 2022


LIFE programme

LIFE is the only European programme dedicated exclusively to the environment. This 2022 marks 30 years since its launch, when LIFE has financed more than 5,500 projects and has established itself as a global benchmark. Currently, the LIFE programme is being developed as part of the EU’s multiannual financial framework for the period 2021-2027, with a budget of 5.45 billion euros.

LIFE 2022 Call


Nature and biodiversity

Circular economy and quality of life

Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Transition to clean energies

Dates of highlights

MAY 17

LIFE 2022 grants are published


Deadline for technical assistance projects ends


Deadline for submission of the concept note for Integrated Strategic Projects and Strategic Projects of Nature


Deadline for operating subsidies for non-profit organisations ends


Deadline for standard projects in the Circular Economy, Nature and Biodiversity and Climate Change sub-programmes


Deadline for other actions for the Clean Energy Transition Sub-programme

Download our
LIFE White Paper

In this document, you will find the essential information to prepare a good proposal for LIFE 2022. Our team has compiled the best tips and practices to make your project a success.

How can we
help you

1. Proposal development

We start with your idea and make it grow. We help you develop the proposal, find the right partners, write it and develop it.

2. Contract with the Commission

We prepare the contract with the European Commission. We take care of all administrative, legal and financial aspects of each proposal.

3. Administrative Management

Once the proposal is approved, we support the coordinator and the partners in the administrative, financial and legal management of the project.

4. Proposal development

We position you as a key player in European projects in your strategic areas.

5. Contract with the Commission

Receive information on funding opportunities for your project, updated and adapted to your activities and the challenges of your sector.

6.Administrative Management

Within our consultancy function, we offer dissemination and communication services, cascade funding, platform management…

Our figures in LIFE


Millions of euros to be returned in the 2014-2020 LIFE call 


Proposals funded under the LIFE programme 2014-2020


LIFE projects funded by Zabala Innovation in Spain


Proposals in Europe moving to full phase-in LIFE 2020

Do you have a project
that fits in LIFE?

Write to us and our expert team will contact you as soon as possible.

Some of our


Urban Klima

Its objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions data by 40% by 2030 in the Basque Country.

programa life itc

Life Nanohealth

It aims to improve the health of people working in industrial environments exposed to nanoparticles.



This is the integrated strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Autonomous Community of Navarre.

Related staff

Igor Idareta

Igor Idareta

EU Projects Team Leader

Xabier Sevillano

Xabier Sevillano

Senior R&D&I Consultant

Maite Zazpe

Maite Zazpe

Senior R&D&I Consultant

How can we
help you?

Our team will advise you on any question, contact us without any obligation.

Zabala Innovation

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