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LIFE 1999: Call for proposals

The European Commission, DG XI, has published a call for proposals to be funded within the LIFE financial instrument for the environment during 1999.

Actions eligible for funding within the framework of LIFE fall into three main categories:

- LIFE Environment - innovative and demonstration actions for industry, as well as demonstration, promotion and technical assistance actions for local authorities and preparatory actions to support Community legislation and policies;

- LIFE Nature - actions aiming at the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora;

- LIFE Third countries - technical assistance in the establishment of environment and administrative structures, nature conservation actions and demonstrations actions to promote sustainable development. For 1999, eligible countries are Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, West Bank and Gaza, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and the Baltic shoreline of Russia.

Furthermore, Central and Eastern European countries may participate in LIFE according to the provisions set up in the Europe Agreements and their additional protocols. For the moment only Romania has formally decided to participate.

The application procedure and deadline for submission of proposals differs according to the sector. Proposals must be written on specific application forms, which are contained in the detailed Information Packages available for each sector.

For LIFE Environment, Information Packages may be obtained from the national authorities, Euro Info Centres or the Commission (Fax +32-2-2969561). Each Member State has set its own deadline, in November or December 1998, for submitting applications to the national authorities.

For LIFE Nature, Information Packages may be obtained from the national authorities or from the Commission (Fax +32-2-2969556). Each Member State has set its own deadline for submitting applications to national authorities (see Info Pack).

For LIFE Third Countries, Information Packages may be obtained from the European Commission's Delegations in the third countries listed above or from the Commission (Fax +32-2-2994123). The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 January 1999.

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