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(22 October 2020) - As part of the Europe's biggest environmental event, the EU Green Week, the 2020 LIFE Awards Ceremony took place yesterday.

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Presented by the EU's LIFE programme for environment and climate action, the awards honoured winners in three different categories from Slovenia (Nature Protection), Portugal (Environment), and Hungary (Climate Action).

A special award recognising successful adaptation to COVID-19 went to an Italian project for its work in the time of coronavirus crisis.

The winning projects were selected from 15 finalists for their outstanding contribution to environmental, economic and social advancements. They also scored well in terms of impact, replicability, policy relevance, cross-border cooperation and cost-effectiveness.

The LIFE programme has since 1992 co-financed about 5,400 projects across the European Union and in third countries.

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