Resilience Strategies for Regions (REGILIENCE)

Resilience Strategies for Regions (REGILIENCE)

REGILIENCE is the Coordination and Support Action for the development of Innovation Packages and regional resilience pathways under the call LC-GD-1-3-2020. It 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. The project will be implemented over 48 months by a consortium of 9 partners, led by IEECP with the engagement of networks (FEDARENE, ICLEI, R-CITIES, F6S) ad knowledge holders from science and practice (FC.ID, adelphi, REGEA, FT).

Coordination and cooperation will be fostered by regular bi-monthly meetings with Innovation Packages leaders (of the subtopic 1 project consortia) and relevant interested institutions. REGILIENCE 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, 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 and have earmarked budget for engaging the corresponding institutions.

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, including 8 large network events, 52 workshops/webinars, 30 twinning, 300 helpdesk, 10 testing, 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; as well as the findings from the Innovation Packages under subtopic 1 of the call.

Complementary to wide dissemination, we plan to facilitate the replication of Innovation Packages in 10 vulnerable and low-capacity regions, additional to those targeted by the Innovation Package projects, after a selection process and the signature of a workplan agreement. This ambition is aligned with the Horizon Europe proposed Mission “Prepare Europe for climate disruptions and accelerate the transformation to a climate-resilient and just Europe by 2030”.







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Guido Schmidt