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Programme for Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities now available

31 May 2016

The new Open European Day (OED) programme has been released, providing details of how the event will facilitate discussion and exchange of experience on climate resilience between cities. Set to take place in Bonn (Germany) on 5 July, the event will precede the opening of the Resilient Cities conference. Cities contributing to the Open Day include London (United Kingdom), Paris (France), Madrid (Spain), Thessaloniki (Greece), Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom), Bologna (Italy) and many more.

The OED is supported by key EU projects on climate resilience such as RESIN and PLACARD and by European institutions including the European Investment Bank, DG CLIMA and DG Research. These institutions, together with other key adaptation players, will share information on climate support opportunities for cities and will be available for discussion during the Marketplace session.

Topics to be discussed during the event include climate services, nature-based solutions, mainstreaming adaptation and financing adaptation. The European Environment Agency Report "Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016” will be launched at the evening reception. The event is free of charge and online registration is now available. Places are limited, so early registration is recommended

For more information and to register, click here.


SMR partners meet in Vejle to work on validation of tools

10 May 2016

The Smart Mature Resilience project meets in Vejle from 9-12 May 2016 to proceed with validation of the tools under development by the project: the maturity model, the systemic risk assessment questionnaire and the engagement tool.

Each of the seven project cities have been able to analyse and assess their resilience engagement and development in relation to the resilience maturity model schema of "S, M, A, R and T". The cities share their experience as part of the Circle of Sharing and Learning as to their progress through the various stages of resilience development by presenting their experiences and best practices in Vejle and also as part of 2-tier webinars.


8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

3 May 2016

The Smart Mature Resilience project contributed to the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, held from 27-29 April in Bilbao, Spain. The core project city of Donostia/San Sebastián played a prominent role in the conference, which was organised by ICLEI - Local Environments for Sustainability alongside several Basque partners.

Eneko Goia, Mayor of San Sebastián in an interview with media at the conference, emphasised the importance of building the city's resilience, noted the value in the city's participation in the Smart Mature Resilience project as part of this process, while emphasising the effectiveness of cooperating with other cities in Europe to solve common challenges together.

Tecnun and ICLEI presented the project as part of the Innovation Market on the second day of the conference, at which over 800 representatives of local and regional government, European and international institutions, multilateral organisations, members of the research community, business leaders, and civil society participated.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.