Project: EU project

Project Details


Increasingly frequent extreme weather conditions due to climate change concomitant with unsustainable historical resource use and management practices create the perfect storm - threatening our livelihoods, well-being and environment. A transition towards resilience requires that we simultaneously address social inequalities and implement cross-sectoral innovations to build social, economic and environmental resilience to extreme events. Together, Regions4Climate partners commit to addressing current and forecasted climate change-related challenges and building more resilient European communities within an innovative socially engaged, citizen-driven paradigm. We aim to develop smarter, more inclusive, more resilient regional ecosystems through cross-sectoral innovation jointly created with stakeholders, by and for people. The development and implementation of cross-sectoral strategies that incorporate combinations of social, technological, digital, business, governance and environmental solutions to common climate resilience challenges is at present constrained by knowledge deficits and uncertainties, as well as science-policy-stakeholder gaps. Regions4Climate will bridge these gaps and address existing uncertainties by further developing, adapting and integrating state-of-the-art technical know-how, innovative tools and collaborative practices to support transparent, evidence-based risk and vulnerability analyses and robust decision-making processes. We will utilise system dynamic modelling to understand relationships among and trade-offs between different resilience innovations, providing tools for informed decision-making tailored to engage stakeholders and support European regions and communities exposed to significant climate change impacts. New scientific insights, along with a framework of interoperable tools, methodologies and demonstrated solutions will enable European regions to develop their own resilience plans and transformative adaptation pathways.
Effective start/end date1/01/2331/12/27

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
  • Diktyo Thematikon Kentron Troodous(ditheket) Ltd (Project partner)
  • Municipality of Sitia (Project partner)
  • Capital Region of Denmark (Project partner)
  • NEMO Nature and Environment Management Operators S.r.l (Project partner)
  • General Administration Åland Provincial Government (Project partner)
  • University of Helsinki (Project partner)
  • Demos Research Institute Oy (Project partner)
  • Zabala Innovation Consulting S.A. (Project partner)
  • Regione Toscana (Project partner)
  • Forum Virium Helsinki Oy (Project partner)
  • SA Pärnumaa Arenduskeskus (Project partner)
  • City of Pärnu (Project partner)
  • Sociedade Portuguesa Inovação, Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovação, S.A. (Project partner)
  • University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (Project partner)
  • Fundo Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT) (Project partner)
  • Uudenmaan liitto (Project partner)
  • IRIS Strategie per l’Ambiente SAS (Project partner)
  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TRI) (Project partner)
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze (Project partner)
  • Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería y Desarrollo Rural de Castilla y León (Project partner)
  • Gobierno Vasco: Desarrollo Económico, Sostenibilidad y Medio Ambiente (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
  • RINA Consulting S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • VIA University College (Project partner)
  • Communauté d'Agglomération du Pays Basque (Project partner)
  • Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Project partner)
  • Cyprus Energy Agency CEA (Project partner)
  • National Centre of Scientific Research Demokritos (Project partner)
  • AZTI (Project partner)
  • CARTIF Technology Center (Project partner)
  • Region Sjælland (Project partner)
  • ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (Project partner)
  • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Stockholm County Council (Project partner)
  • Danish Nature Agency (Project partner)
  • Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Center SA (Project partner)
  • RISK- SPACE-TRANSFER - Technology Transfer Office (Project partner)
  • Burgas Municipality (Project partner)
  • Estonian Environmental Research Centre (EKUK) (Project partner)
  • University of the Azores (Project partner)
  • Revolve Planet (ASBL) (Project partner)
  • Sociedad Pública de Gestión Ambiental IHOBE S.A. (Project partner)
  • Suez Eau France (Project partner)

Funding category

  • Horizon Europe


  • HORIZON-MISS-2021-CLIMA-02-04
  • governance
  • social inequalities
  • ecosystems
  • climatic changes
  • business and management