EU Missions are a set of initiatives that require new forms of collaboration, involving a wide range of sectors (public and private), as well as citizens, in their design, implementation and monitoring. The aim is to set up new structures and tools for working together to develop innovative solutions to improve the quality of life in Europe.
Mitigation and adaptation: strategic pathway to overcome city limits
The Adaptation Mission
The Adaptation Mission aims to achieve climate resilience by 2030 for its 308 member European regions, municipalities and cities. It seeks to promote the enabling conditions to make this transformation possible. From governance that promotes deliberative democracy; capacity building, citizen and private sector involvement; financing; social and economic transformation; to access to data, services and digital tools.
To this end, the Adaptation Mission provides the necessary support in three key actions:
Identification of climate risks
Advice on the road to climate resilience
The momentum in the implementation of transformational projects.
In this context, the Horizon Europe program will provide €350M, earmarked for research and innovation.
Projects in support of the Adaptation Mission include:
- MIP4Adapt. This digital platform offers a Community of Practicea space for sharing knowledge and experiences through events and training sessions. It also offers technical assistance, through local providers, with different blocks of support ranging from the necessary support in the design, implementation and monitoring of adaptation plans, advice on access to finance, and in the processes of citizen and other stakeholder involvement. The platform integrates the services of Climate adapt with its customized tools for the development of the Adaptation-support-tool.
- Pathway to resilence (P2R). Coordinated by EIT Climate-KIC, this initiative, composed of 14 partners from 10 countries, seeks to create a movement between regions and communities and build capacity for the implementation of the Adaptation Mission; provide services to design innovation pathways and agendas for transformation into key community systems (KCS) and high-impact financial instruments; and, design a framework for benchmarking and assessing regional resilience maturity.