The Strategic Initiative Cluster SIC adapt! has been closed
since 30th June 2013.
Please find all findings and results here:

Adaptation to the impacts of climate change is one of the most fundamental challenges for territorial development in North-West Europe. Through the Strategic Initiative Cluster „Adaptation to the Spatial Impacts of Climate Change“ eight transnational projects with almost 100 project partners combine their efforts for promoting and achieving effective climate adaptation throughout NWE.

The SIC adapt! video: All about the Cluster
and the results


Video message from
EU Regional Commissioner
Dr. Johannes Hahn

(in German language)

Panel discussion with
(from left):

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kuks (Executive Committee Member of the Association of Regional Water Authorities),

Dr. Emanuel Grün (Board Member Lippeverband),

Connie Hedegaard (EU Commissioner DG Climate Action),

Rick Thompson (Moderator),

Gilles Pargneaux (Vice-President of Lille-Métropole and MEP),

Ruut Louwers (Director of NWE Programme)


Certificate of RegioStars Awards 2012



2nd Cluster Expert Board, June 25-26, 2012, Brussels

Tackling climate change – cities, regions and water boards hand over their policy recommendations to the European community

For information about the results please click here.


1st Cluster Expert Board, June 20-21, 2011, Dortmund / Holzwickede

About 60 climate change experts from eight EU countries discussed the first interim results about "Tools & Measures". read more

Kick-off event, September 29, 2010, Essen

During the Future Cities' Mid Term Conference in autumn 2010, the Cluster Adaptation to the Spatial Impacts of Climate Change SIC adapt! was launched. read more