LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance

MERMAIDS is co-financed by the LIFE+ 2013 programme. The LIFE programme is EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.

LIFE+ is the fourth phase of the LIFE programme (which began with LIFE I in 1992). LIFE+ 2013 consists of three components: LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity, LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance, and LIFE+ Information and Communication.

The LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance co-finances innovative or pilot projects contributing to the implementation of European environmental policy and the development of innovative policy ideas, technologies, methods and instruments.