REGILIENCE OTS2 – Step by step towards climate resilience

Watch the recording of the second Open Training Session (OTS) of REGILICENCE’s series of capacity-building events for regional actors working on climate adaptation.

Speakers’ slides

This session of the REGILIENCE Open Training Session (OTS) provided insight into two pathway development approaches focusing on technical and sectoral developments to reach resilience and emphasised user experiences. It showed the importance of stakeholder and citizen engagement during the development of climate resilience strategies and introduced successful solutions. Participants learned about the benefits and opportunities available to European regions and gained insight into successful solutions. Overall, the session aimed to equip participants with the knowledge and inspiration needed to proceed with their climate resilience movement in their own communities.


Welcome and Introduction | Moderator: Jen Heemann (IEECP)

Principles and practices of transformational pathways | Josipa Arapović (REGEA)

Presentation of the Adaptation Support Tool (AST) – Focus on regions | Lucy Gregersen (EEA) & Linda Romanovska (Fresh-Thoughts)

Playbook on resilience pathway development | Filiep Dewitte / Lynn Michaux  (Verhaert)
The playbook in action… 

  • …with the users of the playbook | Giles Rickard  (Westcountry Rivers Trust)
  • … with the Galicia shellfish gatherers and mussel aquaculture farmers | Amaya Soto (CETMAR)

Wrap-up and closing | Moderator: Jen Heemann (IEECP)


  • Regional actors can get information, guidance, and support from different sources to structure and succeed in their climate resilience journey.  
  • The Adaptation Support Tool offered on the Climate-ADAPT website helps to identify available materials and information according to your advancement on climate resilience developments. 
  • The playbook developed within the TransformAr project gives regional actors guidance on how to codesign regional climate resilience pathways with local stakeholders and citizens. 
  • Different approaches to engaging local communities and implementing the methods of the TransfromAr playbook have shown equally successful and convincing results in the pathway development as well as in the identification of users with the agreed actions and their support during the implementation.