The LIFE GRACE project (LIFE19 GIE / IT / 000977 GRAsslands Conservation Efforts through usage) is co-funded by the LIFE programme. Established in 1992 the LIFE programme is the EU key financial instrument for the environment,including the protection of nature and biodiversity , through the co-financing of projects of community value and importance. The co-financed projects so far are over 5,000 and have a duration from 3 to 6 years, and according to the type of projects presented; the co-financing rate can vary between 55% and 75%.
The LIFE programme is made up of two major sub-programs, the environment and the climate action, and each of them is subdivided into 3 other priority areas. In detail, the environment sub-program finances projects on nature conservation, in particular in the areas of biodiversity, habitats and species, contributing to the implementation of Directive 79/409 / EEC "Birds" and Directive 92/43 / EEC "Habitat", the EU strategy for biodiversity and the implementation and management of the Natura 2000 network. While the sub-program for climate action allows the funding of projects aimed at developing new methods and approaches to cope the challenges of climate change in Europe.
For more information on the LIFE Programme click here: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/life