The RAMSES project delivers world-class research on key features related to urban adaptation and resilience, and addresses some of the key uncertainties that often hinder adaptation planning and prioritisation. Several publications and tools are produced with the ultimate goal to support local authorities in advancing their adaptation action. In this way, the RAMSES project and its result will:

  • contribute to achieving the goals set by the EU Adaptation Strategy
  • provide input for shaping further European policies on adaptation, and
  • offer valuable evidence to support the mid-term review of the EU Adaptation Strategy.

Already available key outputs for the European policy level include:

  • the Stakeholder survey report, which highlights support opportunities and the potential role of the EC in strengthening urban adaptation processes;
  • the first RAMSES Policy brief, which summarises the most relevant findings of the project so far drawing high-level policy recommendations from them;
  • the Database on taxonomic resilient architecture and infrastructure indicators which encompasses and orders key measures to improve ur-ban design, informing EU policy-making to formulate recommendations on how to make urban infrastructure resilient;
  • the first RAMSES Stakeholder Dialogue, organised to share and co-create the research results of the project. The Stakeholder Dialogues offer an opportunity for those at the European level to meet directly with local and regional policy makers, adaptation practitioners and other stakeholders, and to gain insights into those policies that could represent“game changers".

The full list of project outputs relevant for the policy level can be found here.

Europe The work leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement No. 308497
Project RAMSES - Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities.