Just as the COP26 summit closes, the REGILIENCE project begins! Funded by HORIZON2020, REGILIENCE will foster the adoption and wide dissemination of regional climate resilience pathways, with a demand-driven approach and building on the existing knowledge and the solutions available from Innovation Packages and other sources and will work together with 3 regional resilience projects – ARSINOE, IMPETUS and TransformAr. As an ambitious initiative, REGILIENCE aims to achieve the 13th Sustainable Development Goal on Climate Change and reflect its five targets, while also supporting the objectives of the Green Deal and aligning its efforts with the Horizon Europe’s proposed Mission “Prepare Europe for climate disruptions and accelerate the transformation to a climate-resilient and just Europe by 2030”.
There will be wide dissemination of solutions and approaches within networks, regional authorities and key stakeholders, including civil society organisations and citizens. With around 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. The project will provide additional coordination by developing a needs survey covering the 50 most vulnerable regions in the EU, which will be shared and matched with Innovation Package and other similar Horizon 2020 projects. Furthermore, there will be reviewed and fostered synergies among 30 online platforms to improve their performance and usability for regions and communities and have earmarked budget for engaging the corresponding institutions.