BetaEurope is a free and confidential support service for the LIFE Programme in the UK, run by Beta Technology, the UK LIFE National Contact Point on behalf of Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) .

LIFE is the only European Union funding programme that targets only the environment and since it started in 1992, it has co-financed some 3954 projects, contributing approximately €3.1 billion to the protection of the environment.

LIFE is an EU funding programme that supports environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU. Since 1992 when the programme started, it has contributed approximately €3 billion to the protection of the environment.

This BetaEurope website is currently being re-developed for the new programme and further information will be added over the next few months.


Help and Support

Beta Technology's National Contact Point service includes a helpline, pre-screening of proposals for eligibility and fit and advice on administrative and contractual issues. For further information on the support and advice on offer, please click here.

This website used to support FP7 and Horizon 2020. If you would like further information on these research programmes, please click on a link below.

Horizon 2020
Framework Programme Seven (FP7)


20/03/2014 - New project concept note form out - deadline is the 25th April and email completed forms to life@betatechnology.co.uk

20/03/14 - Multiannual work programme published by the EC.

18/03/14 - Watch the 2014 LIFE+ Info Day via webcast

09/01/14 - The new LIFE Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Regulation establishes the Environment and Climate Action sub-programmes of the LIFE Programme for the next funding period, 2014–2020. The budget for the period is set at €3.4 billion in current prices.

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