What is resilience in practice: the past and the future

18. October 11:30 - 12:45

The impacts of climate change are increasing in frequency and intensity, resulting in economic losses, environmental degradation and affecting the health and well-being of people all around Europe. As the Mission on Adaptation aims to support EU regions and local communities in their efforts to build resilience against the impacts of climate change, it is pressing to understand how resilience has been defined and approached in varied contexts, and what resilience will mean in the future.

This session is co-organised by EU-funded projects that support regions in developing climate resilience pathways and will focus on two main questions: How did European regions approach resilience in the past until today? And how does the future of resilience in regions look like?

The participants will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas on the past and future of resilience with regions and institutions working in the field. The discussion will be focused on approximately 10 topics, addressing different sectors and systems based on the regions’ context.

Following the World Café setup, in the first part of the session, the participants can choose a topic to exchange with regions, institutions and other participants in smaller groups. In the second part of the session, participants can move around topics and groups.

The main conclusions from the session will be displayed in REGILIENCE’s stand in the marketplace and shared in REGILIENCE’s social media channels.

This session is part of the Challenging knowledge and innovation: accelerating a resilient and just transformation stream.