We are starting the realisation of a new project funded by the Horizon 2020 program, that aims to create local policies supporting European cities and municipalities in adapting to climate change and mitigating its effects.
The project assumes to create a new catalogue of tools tailored to the local needs of individual regions, using the experience and solutions implemented under the Dutch National Spatial Adaptation Program.
The consortium, whose leaders are the Deltares foundation and Climate Adaptation Services from the Netherlands, consists of several scientific institutions, expert organizations, including the Sendzimir Foundation, entities from the private sector, and seven agglomerations, among others, the city of Gdynia.
Analysis, ambition, action
The methodology used to create the implementation tools is the Triple-A approach: analysis, ambition, action. The project will use existing resources like databases or platforms created as part of the previous Horizon2020 activities, the Copernicus Program, GEOSS, or JRC.
Instruments prepared under ROUCHOUT will support local authorities, engaging private companies and citizens to accelerate and increase the scope of implementation of urban adaptation practices. The project will last until the end of 2024.
Members of the REACHOUT consortium
Stichting Deltares, The Netherlands
CLIMATE ADAPTATION SERVICES, The Netherlands
Stichting VU, The Netherlands
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
Ecologic Institute, Germany
Stichting Global Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities), The Netherlands
University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
Fundacja Sendzimira, Poland
Comune di Milano, Italy
Logroño Municipality, Spain
Dimos Athinaion, Greece
Municipality of Lillestrøm, Norway
Miasto Gdynia, Poland
Cork City Council, Ireland
The project implementation period starts in October 2021 until March 2025.
This project REACHOUT has received funding from the European H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Grant Agreement n° 101036599.