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European cities adapt to climate change
Open European Day at Resilient Cities 2014

Gustav-Stresemann-Institute, Bonn 28 May 2014, 09.00-17.00 hrs  

Following the enthusiastic feedback on last year’s event, the second edition of the Open European Day, organised by ICLEI, European Secretariat and the European Environment Agency (EEA) took place on the 28th of May, kicking-off the 2014 Bonn Resilient Cities Conference (29th – 31st May).

Based on the successful format of last year, the Open European Day hosted a lively and interactive city to city exchange on the topic of climate change adaptation.

Knowledge exchange and open discussions between local politicians, adaptation managers and practitioners, and key urban adaptation stakeholders were granted a prominent role with valuable contributions from experts in the field. Resilient Cities ‘Open European Day’ presented an opportunity to share experiences, learn from others and discuss solutions.

About Open European Day 2014

The Open European Day created an enabling platform for climate change adaptation planning, management and action, involving both “advanced” cities and those taking their “first steps” on their adaptation journey.

Hands-on information on advancing climate change adaptation in cities has been provided and discussed, and the urban perspective has been set in close connection with other supporting governmental levels, international organizations, private sector actors and further relevant stakeholders to create synergies and cooperation opportunities.

Core Themes

The event was structured along three core adaptation themes:

  • Vulnerability and Risk Assessments
  • The Economics of Adaptation
  • Multilevel-governance Cooperation and Approaches

Each of these themes was divided into three parallel breakout sessions - management and implementation, sectors and measures, and techniques and tools - in order to offer each participant the most appropriate learning angle for their work.


Program available for download here.

Find out more about our contributors here.



Preparations for the third edition of the Open European Day are in full swing!
Save the date:  11 June 2015, Bonn, Germany, Gustav-Stresemann Institut 

Conference Report of Open European Day 2014 available here.

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