Keys to sucess in LIFE call 2018

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On April 18th, the LIFE Programme call was published for this year 2018.


LIFE is the EU’s flagship tool to finance actions that have a direct impact on improving the environment and the climate.


The call is increasingly focused on projects that contemplate solutions close to the market, therefore, the participation of private entities and projects that are close to the market and ready to receive investment is encouraged.


The development on a larger scale and the reproduction of the results obtained as a means to guarantee the sustainability of the projects is also considered fundamental.


From this call onwards, the orientation towards the results is reinforced, and it is an essential requirement to produce measurable effects on the environment or climate change in all the priority areas.


The most important innovation is, undoubtedly, the simplification of the procedures for requesting funding, by launching a two-phase application procedure for the projects of the subprogramme Environment and Efficiency in the Use of Resources. In the first stage, it will only be necessary to submit a summary document (11 pages). If this phase is passed, propject proposal will be invited to present the complete proposal, with more financing options.


LIFE finances up to 55% of the total eligible costs of the project, in the categories of personnel, external assistance, equipment, infrastructure, prototype, consumables, other expenses and indirect costs. In the case of Nature and Biodiversity projects, the co-financing of the EU can reach up to 60% (and 75% if the project has as its object species and habitats of priority interest).


The typology of projects is defined by the subprogram and priority area in which the actions are framed:


Sub-Programme Priority area Project type
Environment Environment and Resource Efficiency Demonstration and pilot
Nature and Biodiversity Best practices

Demonstration and pilot

Goverance and Environmental Information Information, raise of awareness and dissemination
Climate Action Mitigation of Climate Change Best practices

Demonstration and pilot

Adaptation to Climate Change Best practices

Demonstration and pilot

Goverance and Climate Information Information, raise of awareness and dissemination


Within each priority area, the call marks priority issues. Projects that address these issues receive a higher score according to the selection criteria.


The thematic priorities are within the following sectors:

  • LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency
  1. Water and marine environment
  2. Waste
  3. Efficiency in resources, including soils and forests, and circular economy
  4. Environment and health, including chemicals and noise
  5. Air quality and emissions, including urban environment
  • LIFE Climate Change Mitigation
  1. Reduction of Greenhouse Gases in sectors not subject to the Emissions Rights Regime.
  2. Improvement of greenhouse gas emissions in large industries.
  3. Fluorinated gases, their alternatives and adaptation of standards to these alternatives.
  4. Uses of the soil and its variations and forest management.

For adaptation

  1. Cross-border management of floods
  2. Transfrontier coastal management
  3. Urban adaptation and territorial planning.
  4. Inclusion in land management, urbanization and natural resources policies of adaptive approaches
  5. Resilience of infrastructures.
  6. Sustainable water management (drought, littoral and floods).
  • LIFE Nature and biodiversity

For nature

  1. Natura 2000 Spaces
  2. Species and habitats
  3. Marine projects

For biodiversity

  1. Prevention of the net loss of biodiversity and ecosystem resources.
  2. Endangered species and habitats
  3. Green infrastructures and connectivity
  4. Fight against invasive species

EuroVértice, who is an expert in the LIFE Program, will participate in the Information and Networking event scheduled for 4 May in Brussels to work on new projects and collaborate with our network on projects with high added value.

If you require further information from EuroVértice, write to us in the contact section or phone us at +34 968277845.

International call for the innovation – Innovoucher

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Innovoucher has just opened a call for the companies located in the project participating regions  Murcia, Flandes (Belgium), Marche (Italy), Rumania and Poland.

EuroVértice wrote the European project Innovoucher, within H2020 Programme leaded by the Regional Development Agency of Murcia.

SMEs, self-employed professionals and business associations of Murcia Region belonging to the following sectors: Agro-food, Water and Environment, Logistics, Habitat, Energy and Marine are able to ask for their voucher before 15th June 2018. More information on the call and participation requirements at:

Third call opened of Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development Strategies

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Until 22nd November, it is possible to submit Strategies to be financed under the 2014-2020 Sustainable Growth Operational Program (ERDF funds) will be open. The main novelty of this third call is the increase of the budget for actions in the field of social inclusion, an aspect that should be reflected in the approach and development of the Strategies.
This call will be the last of this programming period and a reserve list will be made with the Unfunded Strategies that have exceeded 50 points in order to receive funds from others that have not been executed.
EuroVértice has extensive experience in the development of these strategies, having been awarded one of them and receiving always very high scores in the evaluation. If you need additional information do not hesitate to contact us.

Funding for R+D in companies to cooperate outside the EU

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If you have an R & D project to develop with countries outside the EU, this is your opportunity to receive funding. The fourth call for UNILATERAL Projects for international technological cooperation is open in 2017.

In Eurovértice we can develop your application form to this call and obtain financing according to the two options that UNILATERALES offers. The first of them, through the call for INNOGLOBAL, a grant for a single Spanish company, with a maximum amount of 50% according to type of company. Another option is to opt for International Cooperation R & D which has a maximum grant of 33% and a reimbursable tranche, similar to those under the Multilateral and Bilateral Programs in force in which one or more Spanish companies may participate .
In this call, projects are accepted by international consortiums formally constituted, with the participation of one or more Spanish companies and foreign partners. The submission of these will be done with several cut-off dates, depending on whether it is INNOGLOBAL on October 20th or International Cooperation R & D on May 16th and October 23rd.

Within the framework of these dates, projects with foreign partners located in the following countries with the presence of the CDTI Outside Network must be presented to CDTI: Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, Japan, Australia, USA, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon and Tunisia.

For more information contact EUROVÉRTICE. Our multidisciplinary team can help your company to move forward and meet your challenges.

More than 4 million Euros for RES in Murcia Region

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With a total budget of 4,500,000 euros, the call supports the promotion of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in the Region of Murcia.

It is a call that has as main objectives the promotion of employment in renewable energies, as well as the promotion of energy saving and efficiency in the industrial and tertiary sector.

The beneficiary companies are those belonging to the industrial or tertiary sector that have their operational work center in the Region of Murcia, submitting a project cataloged in one of the following areas:


– Energy audits: evaluation of opportunities to reduce the amount of energy consumed while maintaining production or service provided.
– Renovation of equipment and installations: replacement of equipment, installations and consuming energy systems.
– Improvement of the energy efficiency in production processes: replacement or reform of production facilities or systems, implementation of measurement systems and management of energy consumption.
– Promotion of final energy generation and self-consumption: execution of energy generation projects at the point of consumption.

The amounts are co-financed through non-repayable grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the Region of Murcia, with a co-financing rate of 80%. The budgetary allocations for the aforementioned objectives will be of 2,500,000 euros to advance in the evaluation and improvement of the energy efficiency of the companies, and 2,000,000 euros destined to promote the use of renewable energy by companies.

If you want to know if your company can apply for the grant or if you want to have further details you can contact us, we advice you for free.

(Español) 200 millones de euros más de financiación para las pymes en el bienio 2016-2017

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En el periodo 2016-2017 habrá un 44,2% más de financiación para las pymes en el marco de Instrumento Pyme dentro del nuevo programa de trabajo para el programa Horizonte 2020 de Investigación e Innovación, aprobado el pasado 13 de octubre por la Comisión Europea. El presupuesto total de instrumento PYME para los dos próximos años es de aproximadamente 740 millones € de lo que se van a beneficiar más de 2.000 pymes innovadoras de toda la Unión Europea.


Las temáticas TIC y transporte inteligente siguen siendo las más grandes en términos de presupuesto con 126 millones de Euros y 118,8 millones de Euros respectivamente, lo que significa una aumento significativo del presupuesto en relación al programa anterior (38 millones de Euros más para la primera y 43.97 millos de Euros más para la segunda).

El porcentaje más alto de aumento del presupuesto es para la temática relativa a la producción sostenible de alimentos con un aumento del 143,7%, seguida por biotecnología con un 142% más de presupuesto y “blue growth” aumentando en 116,7% su presupuesto.


La temática de salud para el desarrollo de biomarcadores y dispositivos médicos será eliminada y se divide en dos nuevos retos: la biotecnología sanitaria y TIC para la salud y el bienestar de la tercera edad, con una ligera disminución del presupuesto.

Más información aquí.