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Training opportunities

The objective of the capacity-building activities is to enable regions to co-design and finalize climate resilience pathways and to offer comprehensive support to regional and local change makers.  

We provide a series of training sessions clustered in two cycles for European regions and communities within our Open Training Sessions (OTS). On top of this we provide activities tailored to our focus regions such as a customised support service, and peer-to-peer mentorship. We also coordinate the testing of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and region-specific training sessions. 

Open Training Sessions (OTS)

The OTS objective is 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. The sessions are organised in a series of ten online events divided into two cycles.

HAVE A SAY ON THE AGENDA!

The sessions are conceived including a lot of interactions with the audience. In addition to the many opportunities you will have to give your opinion and feedback, you will also be able to vote on the topics to be tackled during the second cycle.  

Climate Change Adaptation requires actions and ownership from all governance levels. Learn about the newest developments from the European to the local level. Get inspiration from innovative multi-level governance cooperations.

Agenda (indicative):

  • Welcome and Introduction | Matthias Watzak-Helmer (FEDARENE) and Indriany Lionggo (IEECP) – 10 min
  • Status of national adaptation actions | Angelika Tamasova (EEA – European Environment Agency)  – 15+5 min
  • Funding climate resilience in national and regional adaptation plans   | Giulia Viero (REGILIENCE & IEECP) – 20 min
  • TransformAr Governance Framework Tool and Report | Jan Cools (TransformAR & University of Antwerp) – 20 min
  • Multi-level governance stakeholder group in practice Isabella Katsimenis Cools (NEVERMORE & ENERGIKONTORNORR) – 10 min
  • Multi-level governance dialogues for climate and energy policy Tomislav Novosel (REGEA) – 10 min
  • Time for Q&A | Discussion with the presenters – 20 min
  • Wrap-up and closing | Satisfaction survey + topics for the upcoming events – 10 min  

Registration:

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Recording

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Takeaways

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The REGILIENCE team is pleased to announce the Open Training Session “Financial Support for Regional Adaptation” for regional actors working on climate adaptation. The session will focus on funding sources for the different steps of the adaptation pathway offered by currently available opportunities. Two European projects offering cascade funding opportunities and support for regions to step up their climate actions will provide insights and details on the application process.

Where to get funding for the next step towards climate resilience? Learn about the recently opened cascade funding opportunities available for European regions! Get guidance on which opportunity best matches my funding needs.

Agenda (indicative):

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • European funding opportunities – an overview |  Matthias Watzak-Helmer (FEDARENE)
  • Presentation of the CLIMAAX funding and support opportunityFrederiek Sperna Weiland (DELTARES) 
  • Presentation of the P2R funding and support opportunity | Ricardo da Silva (EIT Climate KIC)
  • Round-table | discussion with the presenters 
  • Wrap-up and closing 

Presentations

Recording

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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. 

Agenda

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)

Presentations

Recording

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Takeaways

  • 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. 

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. This OTS aimed to provide guidance to regions on where to get support concerning the current challenges and needs faced by regions. Additionally, the opportunities to boost climate resilience developments were highlighted. The speakers provided valuable insights on EU strategies and initiatives, emphasizing the importance of adaptation and resilience strategies, multi-level governance, and networking as a mean to achieve climate resilience.

 Agenda

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 | Jole LUTZU (ICLEI Europe)
Presentation of the Mission Implementation Platform for Climate Adaptation (MIP4Adapt) | Richard SMITHERS (Ricardo Energy & Environment)
Covenant of Mayors – Policy Support FacilityAlison De Luise (Covenant of Mayors)

Wrap-up and closingMatthias Watzak-Helmer (FEDARENE)

Presentations

Recording

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Takeaways

  • The EU landscape on resilience and its framework covering the Climate Law and the EU Adaptation strategy including the links to national and international regulations like the IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report provides a supporting umbrella for regional adaptation work. An EU-wide climate risk assessment and the Adaptation Mission Charter are key in delivering regional support.
  • Learning from the experience of frontrunners in the adaptation process and sharing the most promising solutions is key for REGILIENCE and the first Adaptation Mission project cluster.
  • The Mission Implementation Platform (MIP4Adapt) will offer technical assistance to regions and provide hands-on support and knowledge to build adaptation strategies.
  • Climate Change Adaptation requires timely actions of all actors within their fields and along all governance levels, for instance, the Policy Support Facility of the Covenant of Mayors which will help local and regional authorities to move from the planning to the implementation of adaptation strategies.

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