REGILIENCE activities

REGILIENCE backs the European Green Deal and EU Mission "Adaptation to Climate Change," promoting regional climate resilience. The project provides tools and knowledge for European regions, collaborating with sister projects like ARSINOE, IMPETUS, and TransformAr, funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 program under grant agreement No 101036560

An initiative of REGILIENCE

Overview of the project

Regilience is a project that supports regions adapt to climate change across Europe with various activities, like open training sessions, helping to select appropriate tools for forming adaptation strategies and capacity building. The pitch focuses on two of them:

  1. The maladaptation checklist: Maladaptation refers to the process that an intentional adaptation action may lead to negative effects which increase vulnerability, diminish wellbeing or undermine sustainable development. Our checklist enables people to take action by modifying the way their adaptation actions are designed, before maladaptation occurs and makes people more aware of the potential risks of maladaptation. With this checklist, users are guided through a checklist of 17 questions, each one focusing on one risk factor for maladaptation. The checklist is easy to understand and people who have not heard about the concept of maladaptation learn about it by applying the different questions to their own adaptation project, or simply reading through them and being more aware of the risks.
  2. The funding opportunities repository: REGILIENCE developed a funding tool to provide information on available funding opportunities at European and national levels supporting regional climate resilience. Funding opportunities are categorised by sector, type of organisation, and stage of implementation. We cover a large variety of categories and all stages of implementation. The search function allows the users to either screen the whole database of funding opportunities or search within different categories. A dedicated leaflet is available for each funding opportunity for more information.

This self-assessment checklist helps adaptation planners to spot risks of maladaptation.

Level of progress

Multi-site development

Project timeline

11/01/2021- 10/31/2025

Quantitative results
  • For the maladaptation checklist: Users applied the checklist to their own adaptation projects (18 practitioners) This was part of the autumn school on climate risk management at the University of Lisbon. In a designated webinar on the checklist as part of the Mip4adapt lunch time series the checklist was presented with a fictional case study to over 100 people. It has also been presented in 4 additional online seminars to an audience of over 100 people (in total) across Europe.
  • For the funding opportunities repository: The page on which it is published has been consulted 2144 times since it was released, 1962 in the last year and 112 in the last month. The repository was also presented on different occasions (Autumn School, ECCA…).
Qualitative results
  • For the maladaptation checklist: The main idea behind the checklist was that regional planners use it in the planning phase of any individual adaptation projects, but it can now also be used while projects are ongoing, for urban settings, and wider adaptation strategies. Another benefit is that the agency lies with the planners themselves, and makes it more interactive, as they know the circumstances best. The list also helps raise awareness about different risks of maladaptation and makes many people consider this risk for the first time.
  • For the funding opportunities repository: Thanks to this repository and the dedicated Open Training Session (OTS), regions increased knowledge and awareness of more available funding opportunities and have better chances to implement their actions.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036560.

About the


Teresa Geidel

REGILIENCE is committed to supporting the European Green Deal and the EU Mission “Adaptation to Climate Change” by fostering the adoption of regional climate resilience development pathways.
The project develops, compiles, shares, and promotes tools and scientific knowledge to support European regions in identifying and addressing their climate-related risks. We work closely with sister projects, such as ARSINOE, IMPETUS, and TransformAr to enhance the capacity of 7 focus regions to tackle the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036560.

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Other partners / supporters

REGILIENCE comprises of 9 core partners, led by the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP) and supported by the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and Environment (FEDARENE), ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability – European Secretariat (ICLEI Europe), Resilient Cities Network (R-CITIES), F6S Network Limited (F6S), Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (FC.ID),adelphi (adelphi), North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (REGEA) and Fresh Thoughts Consulting (FT).