The Fourth LIFE Training on Environment On 24 May 2018 the Fourth Training on Environment entitled "Preparing for the Environmental Project Concept" was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture. The purpose of the training was to provide a detailed overview of the professional, administrative and financial aspects of the LIFE environmental project concept to be submitted by 12 June. Ms Judit NOVÁK and Ms Ágnes SZIJÁRTÓ, Environmental Coordinators of the Hungarian LIFE Team, presented the process of the submission procedure and the most important professional requirements. One of the most significant innovations of the sub-programme for Climate Action is the introduction of a two-stage application system for the traditional projects from 2018 on. Within this framework as a first step a brief, approx. a 10-page long concept note can be submitted until 12 June 2018 at 16.00. The applicants will be informed about the result of the evaluation of the concept in October, in case of green light, the second step involves submitting a detailed application package (deadline: end of January 2019). The project concept and the detailed application package will be submitted electronically (eProposal). Our goal is to support the realisation of as many Hungarian projects as possible, therefore a so-called LIFE national own contribution fund (hereinafter: Fund) was created in 2017. The amount of state co-financing that may be requested from the Fund can be up to 50% of the national own contribution rate. Before submitting the project concept, the potential organisations applying for environmental protection in 2018 may submit their request for national own contribution support by sending the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com until 5 June 2018. Template on request of national own contribution support is available here Template on the 2 page long Summary of the Application package is available here Template on preliminary project budget plan (year/€) is available here The Italian LIFE AGROWETLANDS II project was introduced in the afternoon session of the training, and it was possible to get acquainted with the detailed professional background of the project. The Italian project owners provided useful pieces of advice and suggestions for drafting successful applications to the Hungarian participants. The project is based on the innovative management of the salinity of water and soil in agricultural areas, further information can be found on their website. The invited presenter of the training was Mr Csaba VASZKÓ, an experienced advisor in drafting applications and project management, who presented the factors essential to drafting a successful application other than the mandatory requirements through a successful LIFE project. Presentation on “How to make the project concept " by Ms Ágnes SZIJARTÓ Presentation on “Environmental issues and policy goals” by Ms Judit NOVÁK Presentation on “Successful project examples from Italy” by Ms Judit NOVÁK Presentation on “Introduction of the LIFE AGROWETLANDS II project” by Ms Sara CIPOLLA Presentation on “Introduction of the LIFE AGROWETLANDS II project” by Mr Ivan SGANDURRA Presentation on “Success Factors” by Mr Csaba VASZKÓ We wish you the best of success with application drafting! Photos about the event can be seen in the Photo Gallery of our website.