Published On: October 20th, 20231.6 min read

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20 October 2023

Delft, The Netherlands – The European NBRACER Project held its official Kick-Off meeting on 10-12 October 2023 to discuss the project’s goals, approaches, workflows and expected results.

Chaired by Mindert De Vries the Project Coordinator, eight European regions and nine Work packages leaders made an extensive presentation of their challenges, tasks, deliverables, and upcoming actions for the next six months.

In order to facilitate discussions, during the first two days, eight breakout sessions were organized to spark valuable discussions that allowed the regions to clarify their status, discuss responsibilities and explain priority activities to the NBRACER partners.

Through real demonstration cases, the Provincie Fryslân, one of the NBRACER’s replicating regions, showed the partners the challenges that the region is facing and how they are setting up strategies towards a future-proof water and soil system under the Climate-Resilient 2050+ vision.

Designing a vision and innovation pathways to accelerate the transition of European regions to become climate resilient by 2030.

Gathering 29 partners across the Atlantic region, NBRACER project aims to demonstrate, develop and test innovative and tailor-made Nature-Based solutions (NBS) combining technological and social innovation​ to accelerate the transformation towards climate resilient regions. Coordinated by Deltares, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface, the EU-funded NBRACER project will deliver a set of demonstration and replication activities based on the smart packaging of Nature-based Solutions (NBS), across three landscapes : marine & coastal, urban and rural.

This will be carried out in 8 regions; 5 Demonstrating Regions Cantabria (ES), Central Denmark (DK), Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR) , Porto (PT), West Flanders (BE), with replication to a further 3 Replicating Regions Cávado, East Flanders (BE), and Province of Friesland (NL). This will be aligned with regional climate resilience plans and strategies and informed by detailed analyses of place-specific multi-risks, local and regional governance, socio-economic contexts, and specific needs.

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