LIFE projects attract new adepts

Participation in the LIFE Information Day, organised as part of the 15th anniversary of the LIFE Project by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, is behind us. The meeting was an opportunity for LIFE beneficiaries to exchange experience and good practice.

The conference was opened by Slawomir Mazurek – Deputy President of the Board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, who summarised 15 years of LIFE in Poland.

The strength of our information meetings is that we can see each other, talk and exchange information. We can see how this programme is needed. In these 15 years in Poland, we have 114 projects that have obtained funding for environmental and climate protection. – Sławomir Mazurek said.

The beneficiaries of the programme were also recognised by the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

We are glad that the number of LIFE projects submitted by Polish applicants is increasing. In the perspective 2021 – 2027, we observe an increase in the number and importance of Polish LIFE projects – emphasised Joanna Książek-Wieder, Director of the Department of European Funds of the Ministry of the Environment and Ecology.

The first part of the meeting ended with a speech by Ms Maja Mikosinska – Director of the LIFE Environment Department of the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency CINEA (European Commission). She recalled the terms of recruitment, which will be launched in April 2024.

In the second part, 13 entities received thanks for the current implementation of LIFE. Małopolskie Voivodeship for the implementation of 2 LIFE projects received the award in the category: Local Government that uses LIFE funds most effectively. The award was received by Tomasz Pietrusiak – Deputy Director of the Environment Department of the Marshal’s Office of the Małopolska Region.

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Report on the event at the link: