Resilience, sustainability and safety for communities across Europe (MULTICLMACT)
Especially in recent decades the frequency of extreme events such as floods, earthquakes and severe heat waves has increased and affected European communities. There is an urgent need to plan, design and retrofit the built environment to adapt to current and future risks.
In a rapidly changing world where climate change and localised natural hazards pose an increasing threat to our cities and infrastructures, MULTICLIMACT is a beacon of progress and hope., The project aims to develop innovative strategies and technologies and a toolkit of 18 reliable and easy-to-implement methods and digital solutions to improve the resilience of our urban landscapes.
The toolkit is being tested at four pilot sites in Italy, Spain, Latvia and the Netherlands. The sites all have different climatic conditions and are therefore vulnerable to different types of climate-related environmental disasters.
The main objectives of the MULTICLIMACT project include innovative risk assessment and prediction, interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement and education. The project is dedicated to promoting public awareness and engagement and empowering communities to take an active role in protecting their built environment.
The European Union-funded project is coordinated by RINA CONSULTING SPA, Genova, Italy and involves a consortium of leading experts and institutions from nine European countries. As a project partner, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is responsible for communication and public relations. For this purpose, in addition to the placement of scientific publications, a wide-ranging social media campaign will be implemented, multilingual communication material will be developed and activities such as web seminars and networking events will be carried out.
- Project name: MULTI-faceted CLIMate adaptation ACTions to improve resilience, preparedness and responsiveness of the built environment against multiple hazards at multiple scales
- Funding: European Commission, Horizon Europe
- Project funding for all partners: 7.5 million EUR
- Countries involved: Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
- Project duration: 10/2023 - 03/2027