REGILIENCE project aims to foster the adoption and wide dissemination of regional climate resilience pathways, following a demand-driven approach and bearing in mind the expertise and knowledge acquired, as well as the solutions available from Innovation Packages and other sources.
REGILIENCE aims to foster the adoption and wide dissemination of regional climate resilience pathways, following a demand-driven approach and bearing in mind the expertise and knowledge acquired, as well as the solutions available from the three linked Innovation Packages projects (ARISONE, IMPETUS, TransformAr) and other sources. The project puts a special focus on regions. It will support the implementation of climate-resilient pathways in 10 of the 50 most vulnerable regions within the EU. Supporting tools will provide extra benefits for all regions, for example, an overview of European and national funding opportunities designed according to the needs of regions will be created.
REGILIENCE will provide coordination by developing a needs survey covering the 50 most vulnerable regions in the EU, which will be shared and matched with Innovation Package projects, 2 citizen surveys and the development of an indicator set for regional resilience, including its testing. We will furthermore review and foster synergies of 30 online platforms to improve their performance and usability for regions and communities.
In terms of support, REGILIENCE will provide wide dissemination of the solutions and approaches within networks, regional authorities and key stakeholders, including civil society organisations and citizens. Overall, we plan for almost 700 specific activities with an estimated audience of 100,000 individuals, including 8 large network events, 52 workshops/webinars, 30 twinning, 300 helpdesks, 10 testings, and 40 media activities, amongst others. These aim to share experiences, learn from failure, provide guidance and disseminate knowledge and tools which will be developed by REGILIENCE, such as the Resilience Fundamentals Course, a citizen Resilience Scan Tool, information about resilience funding and financing, including recommendations for the inclusion of climate resilience in the national and regional plans for the EU Recovery Package and the Multiannual Finance Framework, on overcoming barriers and obstacles, maladaptation and the running of 10 tests for innovative public-private partnership approaches. Complementary to wide dissemination, we plan to facilitate the replication of Innovation Packages in 10 additional vulnerable and low-capacity regions.
REGILIENCE kicked off with a goal to help regions adopt climate resilience pathways! Aligning its goals with the targets of Green Deal and Horizon Europe Mission “Adaptation to Climate Change”, REGILIENCE comes at a time when vulnerable regions need support the most.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036560.