32 Italian and European cities have responded to the “call for twinning”, promoted by the LIFE Veneto ADAPT project, with the aim of creating a shared network of knowledge, experiences, information on the planning and implementation of climate change adaptation strategies in urban contexts, in synergy also with the initiative of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (https://www.covenantofmayors.eu/en/).
The call ended on the 30th of September 2020 and in the following weeks the selection and matchmaking of 8 Italian and 8 European cities were formulated with the partners of Veneto ADAPT:
Padua will be twinned with Brescia and Murcia (Spain); Treviso with Ragusa, Lorca (Spain) and Smiltene (Latvia); Vicenza with Pescara and Vejle (Denmark); the Metropolitan City of Venice with UCSA-Municipality Office for Environmental Sustainability of the Municipalities of Palma Campania, San Gennaro Vesuviano, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Striano (Naples), Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania), Avola (Syracuse), Lisbon (Portugal) and Saldus (Latvia) and finally the Union of Municipalities Medio Brenta with Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), Borgofranco d’Ivrea (Turin), Ceutí (Spain) and Niepolomice (Poland).
From January 2021, the twinned cities will share their experiences through the mutual exchange of knowledge, projects, policies and actions. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the meetings will be held remotely, with online video meetings. If the situation improves, a final meeting between all the twinned cities is expected to take place on the occasion of the final project conference.
For more information on the twinning process, see: