The LIFE programme of the European Union

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the European Union.

Integrated Projects were introduced in order to be able to implement environmental legislation and goals on a wider scale and to increase the impact of the LIFE programme.

Angelo Salsi, working for #LIFEprogramme for 23 years, says an integrated project is like building a house.


The total budget of LIFE IP Rich Waters is 30 million Euro, of which the EU/LIFE contribution is 9,7 million. The remaining part is co-financed by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the project partners.