REGILIENCE / Capacity Building

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.

Capacity Building

The objective is to enable regions to co-design and finalize climate resilience pathways and to offer comprehensive support to regional and local changemakers. To do so, we provide a customised support service and peer-to-peer mentorship. We also coordinate the testing of public-private partnerships (PPPs), and organise the following training sessions:

  • Open training sessions, to inform interested European regions and regional actors about available support (e.g. opportunities on the European level, tools and solutions, indicators, maladaptation, funding), and technical solutions for adaptation (sectoral solutions and good practice implementations). These sessions are available for all interested parties and will take place between March 2023 and 2025.
  • Region-specific training sessions to provide demand-based information and dialogue opportunities for REGILIENCE focus regions on specific topics. The invitation will be jointly developed with each focus region and the language adapted to participants if possible.

Concept of the open training sessions

We aim for an interactive format including short presentations according to the topic of each session followed by discussions and good practice examples. We aim to have a “testimonial” at each session to motivate participants to replicate and provide concrete examples. The sessions will be divided into two cycles with a flexible structure to adjust the format according to the collected feedback from participants. Please see below more details about the two rounds:

OST1 – The EU resilience landscape on Wednesday 22nd of March from 10:00 to 12:00 CET

Welcome and introduction | Moderator: Matthias Watzak-Helmer (FEDARENE)
Presentation of the EU resilience landscapeJohannes KLUMPERS (DG CLIMA)
REGILIENCE and the first Adaptation Mission projects cluster | Guido SCHMIDT (Fresh Thoughts)
Presentation of the Mission Implementation Platform | Richard SMITHERS (Ricardo Energy & Environment)
Covenant of Mayors – Policy Support Facility | tbc. (ICLEI)
Wrap-up and closingMatthias Watzak-Helmer (FEDARENE)

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In the news

The European resilience landscape – a REGILIENCE open training session

The REGILIENCE team has held the first Open Training Session (OTS) of our series of capacity-building events for regional actors working on climate adaptation. This session focused on the EU resilience landscape and explored highly innovative EU initiatives and projects.

Meeting of FEDARENE Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change

More than 20 members joined the meeting of the FEDARENE Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change last week. The lively discussion on regional challenges and opportunities has resulted in action points to work on.

FEDARENE at the launch of the Community of Practice of the EU Mission Adaptation

FEDARENE was present as Friend of the Mission Adaptation and member of the consortium in charge of the Mission Implementation Platform (MIP).

FEDARENE members join the REGILIENCE project

Three out of the seven focus regions are FEDARENE members.

New resources on climate adaptation available

REGILIENCE tools on adaptation to climate change including overview of available fundings for regions are now available. Do not hesitate to take a look!

Melting glaciers require mitigation and adaptation – Opinion article

Melting glaciers are a critical probelm for many reasons. Their retreat threatens the stability of the water cycle, poses economic challenges to communities who live by them, and endangers species who depend on them. Adaptation measures can soften each of these blows.