EEAC Annual Conference on Adaptation and Resilience

The 32nd Annual Conference of the EEAC Network is titled “Adaptation and Resilience Conference – Taking stock of strategies to minimize climate risks in Europe.” 

This year’s conference will take place from April 22nd to April 24th, 2024, in Brussels and collectively we will take a look at the implementation of the EU adaptation policy and exchange insights on diverse national perspectives regarding climate resilience and adaptation. 

Day 1- Internal Day (Monday, April 22nd, 2024)  

Join us at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for a day dedicated to EEAC councils and selected guests. In the morning, we’ll take stock of our collective efforts, followed by three consecutive workshops led by different member councils. The first workshop of the day we will focus on how the concept of a just transition can and should be seamlessly integrated into adaptation policy. After the lunch break workshop two will explore adaptation indicators and health, while workshop three focuses on nature-based solutions and their financing, with a special emphasis on water policy. EEAC members and invited guests have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions and get to know the work of fellow member councils on these topics. The day concludes with an informal dinner at a location to be announced. 

Days 2 & 3 – Open to All 

Day 2 – Examining EU Adaptation Policy Implementation (Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024)  

On day two we invite everyone to delve into the state of EU adaptation policy implementation and unpack the implications of the new European Climate Risk Assessment (EUCRA) for Member States and advisory councils. Morning sessions feature contributions from the Commission and the European Environmental Agency. Afternoon discussions revolve around the financing of adaptation, featuring insights from the EIB, OECD, and IISD. Concluding the day, we explore the process of designing inclusive policies, measuring progress, considering worker perspectives, and minimizing health risks. EEAC advisory council experts will engage with external actors and guests through public interventions and panel discussions. For participants who are interested the day will conclude with a tour and evening reception at the Museum of Natural Sciences. 

Day 3 – Regional Session (Wednesday, April 24th, 2024)  

On the last day we gather for a regional session focusing on cross-border lessons from Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, and Germany. Here we will explore and compare national adaptation strategies and engage in discussions on crisis management and interregional cooperation in addressing floods, droughts and other climate-related disasters. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to meaningful discussions, share insights, and collectively shape strategies to minimize climate risks in Europe. Mark your calendars and join us in this pivotal event for sustainable development. 

Detailed Programme Tuesday & Wednesday

For the complete programme please visit the FRDO-CFDD website.

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To sign up for Monday please email

General registration for participation on Tuesday and Wednesday is closed. For exceptions please email