Mayors Adapt – Upcoming Events
Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event
14 September 2016
The Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event on the 2017 calls for proposals of Horizons 2020’s Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource, Efficiency and Raw Materials” takes place in Brussels, 14 September 2016. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation programme aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. It has a number of funding opportunities that are relevant for climate change adaptation.
The Information Day and Brokerage Events covers the following calls for proposals to be launched in autumn 2016:
- The “Greening the Economy” call for proposals;
- The circular economy sub-call of “Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy”, and
- Related topics on “Smart and Sustainable Cities”, “Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and Resource-efficient Value Chains” and “Blue Growth – Demonstrating an Ocean of Opportunities”.
Especially the topic “Smart and Sustainable Cities” could be of high interest to signatories of Mayors Adapt and the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference
Glasgow, Great Britain
5-9 June 2017
After two successful and enriching conferences in Hamburg (2013) and Copenhagen (2015), the next stop of the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) will be Glasgow in June 2017. Glasgow is one of the early signatories of Mayors Adapt and a mentor city in the Mayors Adapt twinning programme.
The theme of ECCA 2017 is “Our Climate Ready Future”. Whereas the first conferences emphasised research-policy-practice links and the emerging adaptation services offered by business, the third ECCA aims to inspire and enable people, who deliver action on the ground, to discover and achieve positive climate adaptation solutions. ECCA will bring together people from local authorities, government departments and agencies, businesses, industry, NGOs and local communities to share knowledge, ideas and experience with researchers and policymakers.
The conference will encompass a diverse program ranging from an exhibition, plenary sessions, smaller group sessions to networking opportunities and excursions to showcase a selection of adaptation projects and cultural sites across the region. ECCA 2017 is organised for the European Commission by three EU funded projects: IMPRESSIONS, Helix and RISES-AM.
Events with the participation of the Mayors Adapt Office
Webinar “Opportunities for Czech Cities”
25 August 2016. 11:00 – 12:00 am
In October 2015, the Covenant of Mayors and Mayors Adapt were merged in the umbrella initiative Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. The Webinar “Opportunities for Czech Cities” explains what the changes mean and what kind of development opportunities the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy offers to Czech cities and municipalities to become resilient. It takes place 25 August 2016, 11:00 – 12.00 am, and is held in Czech.