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Grant scheme for biodiversity in EU Overseas

Small grants for a big impact

BESTLIFE2030 is a sub-granting facility targeting stakeholders of the EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and associated Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) that aims to fund projects that will ensure impact on the ground and will ultimately demonstrate the commitment of the EU Overseas towards the successful implementation of regional and global biodiversity strategies.

31 October 2023
In the wake of the successful conservation efforts carried out by the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas (BEST), BESTLIFE2030 is pleased to announce the launch of its first call f…
13 September 2023
Addressing the need to halt and reverse the global biodiversity decline is a crucial aspect of the European Union’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and associated Overseas Countries a…

Impact of the BEST Initiative


funded projects in 6 regions


new species discovered and 1700 studied


new key biodiversity areas and ecological corridors identified

+ 15%

of beneficiaries developed new ways to sustainably use natural resources 

Our partners

The BESTLIFE2030 institutional partnership brings together a consortium of well-established partners who share a common commitment to nature conservation. Each partner contributes their specialized expertise in grant management, project implementation, and capacity development in the Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). With the aim of fostering practical capacity building and generating tangible impact in the field of biodiversity conservation across European Overseas, the IUCN EU Office, as coordinator, working alongside the following organizations to execute the BESTLIFE2030 project: the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB), the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands, the IUCN French National Committee, Consulta Europa, Nordeco, the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), and the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions.

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