Kick-off meeting of the INACO project in Bologna, Italy

Date: 12.06.2024

The kick-off meeting of the project “INACO – INnovative strategies for the Adoption of risk management plans to enhance the resilience of sensitive Cultural and Natural heritage Objectives against climate hazards in river basin districts” took place from 11 to 13 June at the headquarters of the Lead Partner – Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate in the Bologna CNR Research Area.

Eleven project partners from eight Central European countries met for the first time to establish the basis for cooperation and discuss the main aims and aspirations of the project.

During the meeting, the objectives, structure and expected results of the project were presented with regard to the three planned Work Pakages: WP T1 – Enhancing strategies for increasing resilience of sensitive CNH assets in CE river basin districts; WP T2 – Solutions for safeguarding CNH sites in river basin districts from climate change risks; WP T3 – Elaboration of Risk Management Plans for CNH sites in river basin districts.

The project will be developed through the analysis of the following eight pilot cases, representative of three different contexts:

A.    MARINE/FLUVIAL RIVER such as natural reserve, historical villages and gardens in a river/sea transition environment (Comacchio Valleys, Po Delta River – Italy, Dubrovnik River – Croatia);

B.    LAKE RIVER such as natural reserve, historical buildings and archaeological sites in a lake environment (Lake Neusiedl – Austria, City of Fonyód – Hungary);

C.    INLAND such as monumental complexes, historical parks and gardens in the inland river basin (Wiesent and Rednitz Valley – Germany, Jelenia Góra Valley – Poland, Košice Region – Slovakia, Vltava River Valley in Central Bohemia – Czech Republic).

The kick-off meeting was an amazing opportunity for partners to get to know each other and the challenges facing their regions.

We keep our fingers crossed for a fruitful collaboration and look forward to the development of the project.