Eu Life Grant Agreement

This year, any traditional or integrated LIFE project and any type of beneficiary can claim, through a total cost of durable goods, whether they meet certain conditions. These conditions assume that the products are used intensively during the project, that they are definitively and exclusively allocated to the same objectives and objectives as those envisaged by the project and that they are used for their entire economic life. A total of 53 conservation projects and 55 clean technology projects were funded under the ACE program. The total cost of these projects over the duration of the programme (1984-1991) amounted to ECU 98 million, with the EU providing ECU 41 million, or 44.5% of the total cost. In addition, from 1988, another budget line was made available for „urgent actions in favour of endangered species“. It was not supported by a regulation, but was included in the Commission`s annual budget by the European Parliament. A total of 50 projects were financed from this budget for a total amount of 3 million euros. The LIFE Committee is made up of representatives from the 27 Member States and is chaired by the Commission. If this committee gives a favourable opinion, the Commission will adopt, within the limits of available resources, a list of co-financed projects. After approval by the European Parliament, individual grant agreements are submitted to the signature of each co-ordinator recipient. Detailed priorities have been set each year.

For example, in 1993, LIFE I`s „sustainable development and environmental quality“ component focused on projects in the textile, tannery, paper and agri-food sectors; Waste prevention and recycling demonstration projects; decontaminating polluted sites; Sustainable development in agriculture, transport and tourism; Urban transport Modernization of environmental monitoring networks. Over the course of its time, LIFE I funded 731 projects, from 105 in 1992 to a peak of 245 in 1994 (slightly less in 1995 – 237 projects – were funded). Beginning in the mid-1980s, two regulations broadened the scope of EU environmental aid through the introduction of the ACE financial instrument.