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20 years of the LIFE Programme in Portugal
26 December 2012

Throughout 2012, the LIFE Programme of the European Commission, main co-financer of LIFE Habitat Lince Abutre, celebrates 20 years of existence. To commemorate the occasion, we organized the ‘Open Day LIFE Habitat Lince Abutre’, with a session of short talks about the several LIFE – Nature projects that for the past years have contributed for the recovery and conservation of threatened habitats and species of the region of Moura and Barrancos, followed by a guided field visit for the observation of some of the measures implemented on the scope of these projects.

On December 11, it was time for the project WW4ENVIRONMENT to celebrate this important milestone in the history of this financial instrument of the European Union for the Environment, with the event ’20 years of the LIFE Programme in Portugal’, that gathered about fifty people.
The meeting had the participation of the Portuguese Environmental Agency (national contact point of the LIFE Programme), an element of the LIFE Unit and spokesmen of the national projects co-financed by the LIFE Programme, among them Habitat Lince Abutre, represented in this event by its coordinator, Eduardo Santos.

This event was supported by the European Commission and Instituto Superior Técnico and aimed to disclosure the LIFE Programme and discuss its impact to the national level, through the presentation of different projects co-financed by it.

The team of Habitat Lince Abutre thanks to WW4ENVIRONMENT for the invitation to participate in this initiative, congratulating them for the success of the event.

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment. Its general objective is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value.

WW4ENVIRONMENT – ‘Integrated approach to energy and climate changes: changing the paradigm of waste water treatment management’ – is a project co-financed by the LIFE Programme of the European Commission that aims to implement a tool to optimize the management of wastewater treatment plant following the objectives set by the EU in terms of energy efficiency and environmental impact. It is being developed since January 2010 to December 2012 by five portuguese partners: Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Minho, Portuguese Environmental Agency, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia e Geologia and SimTejo.