On 11 January, REGILIENCE took part in the first Regional resilience project cluster meeting for 2022, together with the 3 other innovation actions – TransformAr, Climate Impetus and ARSINOE.
The goal of the meeting was to follow up on the coordination and the cooperation between the four projects within the last few months and for the months to come.
All projects had the opportunity to share their milestones and inputs. Some of the main points covered in the meeting included:
- Discussion of the main tasks and responsibilities in the upcoming months;
- A meeting set up for 14 January with the Environmental Agency to discuss the Climate-ADAPT platform and whether a collaboration can be formed, based on their plans for the future of the platform;
- REGILIENCE is currently working on a resilience map of regions, soon visible on the REGILIENCE website;
- A needs survey will be prepared, collecting baseline data about the regions covered by the Innovation Actions. A citizen survey (covering geography, economic, social and cultural differences) is also planned. Both will be ready beginning of 2022;
- An indicator set for regional resilience is being set up. Innovation Action activities have been analysed and clustered in order to help learn more about how those activities are helping with the resilience of regions;
- A maladaptation meeting with experts will be held between January and March. Maladaptation is a ‘“result of an intentional adaptation policy or measure directly increasing vulnerability for the targeted and/or external actor(s), and/or eroding preconditions for sustainable development by indirectly increasing society’s vulnerability”;
- REGILIENCE will review and foster synergies of 30 online platforms to improve their performance and usability for regions and communities. Currently the teams are working on the platform assessment criteria as well as the cooperation letters;
The next regional resilience project cluster meeting, where projects will have the opportunity to report on their actions, will be held in March.