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Financial Support for Regional Adaptation – Third REGILIENCE Open Training Session

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On December 12, 2023, REGILIENCE hosted its third online Open Training Session, part of our ongoing series of capacity-building events dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of regional actors involved in climate adaptation. This session served as a comprehensive guide, equipping participants with insights into financial support mechanisms tailored for regional adaptation efforts. Attendees gained valuable knowledge on identifying the most suitable funding opportunities for their specific needs. 

The session started with welcoming words from moderators Jen Heemann (IEECP) and Matthias Watzak-Helmer (FEDARENE), setting the stage for exploration of financial avenues crucial for regional climate resilience. 

The event comprised three presentations, shedding light on both general and niche funding opportunities for regional adaptation. A virtual round-table session allowed participants to engage directly with speakers, posing questions and offering comments. The session, spanning approximately 1.5 hours, attracted a diverse audience of over 50 participants. 

Key Highlights of the Session 

  • European Funding Opportunities Overview: Matthias Watzak-Helmer (FEDARENE) led this session, presenting the findings of the REGILIENCE project’s exploration of various EU funding opportunities for regions and the developed Climate adaptation funding overview tool within the project’s framework. 
  • CLIMAAX Funding and Support: Frederiek Sperna Weiland, Senior adviser & Researcher at DELTARES, detailed the CLIMAAX project’s financial and technical support offerings, particularly focusing on climate risk and vulnerability assessments. 
  • Pathways2Resilience (P2R) Funding and Support: Ricardo da Silva, Program Manager at EIT Climate KIC, showcased the offerings of the Pathways2Resilience project, emphasizing the development of climate resilience pathways. 

Navigating Opportunities: A Comparative Guide 

The following table helped to better understand the differences between the two opportunities, clarify the application conditions, and understand the technical support offered by the two projects. The main characteristics of the two presented cascade funding opportunities are highlighted below. 





implementing Multi-Risk Climate Assessment 

adaptation planning phase 

Funding offer 

Max 210.000 € 

Fixed payment schedule and conditions, no co-funding needed 

Max 300.000 € 

Fixed payment schedule and conditions, no co-funding needed 

Application deadline 


A second call to be announced later 


A second call to be announced later 

Regional cover 

EU Member States or Associated Countries (certain restrictions apply to UK, HU, UA, RU, BY) 

Only Europe’s biogeographical regions 

EU Member States or Associated Countries (certain restrictions apply to UK, HU, UA, RU, BY) 

Expected # of supported regions 

60 regions in 2 calls 

100 regions in 2 calls 

Link to the application 

Check the CLIMAAX Open Call 

Check the P2R Open Call 

If you have missed the session, you can access the slides as well as the recordings. You can learn more about all past and help us tailor future sessions according to your needs on the dedicated REGILIENCE page here.  

You can watch the full recording below:


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.  

On this page, you can see the Open Training Sessions (OTS) available for all interested parties, that will take place between March 2023 and 2025. The sessions are organised in a series of ten online events divided into two cycles.