Application statusBudgetFund durationGrant sizeHow to accessThemeType of support
Closed€33,7 Million2023-2031N/ACalls for proposalsBiodiversity & EcosystemsGrants


BEST 2.0 is a voluntary scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European overseas – aims to support the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in the EU Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).

The European Commission expressed its willingness to develop a specific programme to help the OCTs conserve their environment and biodiversity. Because of the limited access of OCTs to the LIFE programme, the BEST 2.0 programme was developed. It is financed under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) which is one of the EU funding instruments for cooperation and external aid.

Who can Apply?

The EU Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) include 34 political entities.

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