Call for twinning

LIFE Veneto ADAPT Cities are happy to launch a CALL FOR TWINNING to connect with Cities willing to exchange knowledges, experiences, insights on Mitigation and Adaptation planning and implementation, in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors initiative.

About the City Twinning Programme of LIFE Veneto ADAPT

The Veneto ADAPT City Twinning Programme has dedicated budget to support knowledge exchange and experience sharing on sustainable and innovative solution in Adaptation between our Veneto Adapt cities and other European cities.

Applications shall be sent no later than 31th August 2020!

Apply now for the call of Veneto ADAPT
City Twinning Programme!

Due to the limited budget, only small number of cities can be supported.

Please contact us at politichecomunitarie@comune.vicenza.it to receive more detailed information to submit your application.

The programme

The first part of the Programme will be held online in 2020 and in 2021 (based on the situation of the actual outbreak) the programme will continue in presence.

With the City Twinning Programme your city will be twinned with one of our Veneto Adapt cities partner and will benefit of:

  • First Virtual Twinning meeting

WHAT: One half day of a VIRTUAL twinning workshop in which cities start to know each other about climate change adaptation measures implemented and innovative approaches to the upgrade from SEAP to SECAP (online workshop)

WHEN: Autumn 2020

2) Visit of Veneto Adapt City to Twinning City (from Italy to EU)

WHAT: The selected cities commit to host by the first half of 2021 the Veneto Adapt Twinning City for a 1 day visit to show their advancement on Adaptation measures implementation and planning.

WHEN: tbd according to the twinning process, tentatively in Spring-Summer 2021 (subject to COVID-19 related amendments)

3) Visit of Twinning City to Veneto Adapt City (from EU to Italy)

WHAT: Participation to the 2021 field visit of your city to 1 of our Veneto ADAPT cities, to learn from each other practices and pilot actions related to adaptation in urban context with a particular focus on hydraulic and hydrogeological risks and heatwaves.

WHEN: tbd according to the twinning process, tentatively in spring-summer 2021 (subject to COVID-19 related amendments). After the visit indicated in point 2.

WHAT DOES THE TWINNING PROGRAM OFFERS TO EUROPEAN CITIES?

The programme covers the costs to up to two persons of your staff to participate in the final conference AND to the twinning visit exchange to the Central Veneto implemented hydrological adaptation measures: these may include – among others - the MOSE system to protect Venice from high tides, stormwater solution along the Adriatic coast and the retention basin of Caldogno to reduce the risk of Vicenza being flooded by the Bacchiglione river - and one-half day visit to the implemented solutions and planned measures of the chosen twinning city, depending on what fits best you!

At the end of the project (autumn-winter 2021) you will be invited to the Veneto ADAPT final conference in Italy, which will host international experts and international case studies. The final conference will deal with hydraulic and hydrogeological risks and heatwaves and showcase the best technological solutions along with financing opportunities.

Get to know our Veneto Adapt cities and discover the adaptation pilot projects! 

Join our twinning experience… apply!

If you (European city) are willing to share experience with our cities and learn from them in Sustainable Energy and Climate Plans, policies and projects by:

  • Exchange of professionals from twinning cities;
  • Show case to allow live experiences in innovative Adaptation solutions;
  • Take advantage of the methods and tools Veneto Adapt has developer for Vulnerability Analysis, Emission Inventory, Stakeholders mapping and guidelines to pass from SEAP to SECAP;
  • Visiting our cities implemented and planned solutions.


Selection and matchmaking criteria

Selection will be made after completion of the Google form reported in the link here below and will be based on the willingness of the cities in the fight of CCA and adoption of mitigation and adaptation measures on its own plans. Matchmaking criteria between participant and VA cities will be made take in consideration similitudes, for example geo-morphological similarities and/or types of climate hazards faced.


Call for twinning:

Applications shall be sent no later than 31th August 2020!

Apply now for the call of Veneto ADAPT
City Twinning Programme!

Due to the limited budget, only small number of cities can be supported.

Please contact us at politichecomunitarie@comune.vicenza.it to receive more detailed information to submit your application.

About Veneto ADAPT

Life Veneto Adapt project aims at developing and testing a coherent approach for enhancing the regional capacity to respond to the impact of climate change, with focus on hydrogeological risk, through a networking initiative developed in Italy in the central Veneto conurbation.

Discover more:
https://www.venetoadapt.it/