The biennial European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) conference is conducted by projects that have received funding from the European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programmes. Five ECCA conferences have so far been convened.


ECCA 2021, online

The 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference Bringing adaptation solutions to life: Inspiring climate adaptation action today for a resilient future took place online. A series of 9 webinars was organised from 25 May to 10 June, in the run-up to a high-level event on 22 June. Rewatch all events.

ECCA 2021 gathered the European adaptation community, including researchers, adaptation experts, policy-makers, local authorities, practitioners in climate risks management, NGOs, youth and education organisations, communicators, citizens, businesses and investors.

Besides the high-level event on 22 June and a series of 9 thematic webinars, a virtual e-library showcased the results of EU adaptation projects funded under Horizon 2020, LIFE, Interreg, Creative Europe. We invite you to visit the ECCA 2021 e-library and discover the videos of concrete and actionable solutions available for climate change adaptation.

See the ECCA 2021 YouTube account for all videos of adaptation solutions.



ECCA 2019, Lisbon

The 4th ECCA conference Working together to prepare for change has focused on six themes, from co-production of knowledge to tackling the global challenges of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

Organisers: PLACARD, BINGO, RESCCUE, Co-organisers: Lisbon City Hall, Ministry of Environment and Energy Transition


ECCA 2017, Glasgow

The third ECCA conference 'Our Climate Ready Future' has focused on inspiring and enabling people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment.

Organizers: IMPRESSIONS, HELIX and RISES-AM projects, Adaptation Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

Session report: Capturing and sharing knowledge across Europe: how to support decision makers in the EU


ECCA 2015, Copenhagen

The second ECCA conference Integrating climate adaptation action in science, policy, practice and business has focused on  on understanding and assessing adaptation in action.

Organizers: BASE, RAMSES, ToPDAd 



ECCA 2013, Hamburg

The first ECCA conference Integrating climate into action has focused on creating a European forum with the aim of fostering a creative and effective dialogue between science, policy and practice. 

It was the first European conference covering the broad range of issues related to climate change adaptation and following international conferences in Australia (Gold Coast, Queensland) in 2010 and in the United States (Tucson, Arizona) in 2012. The conference placed a greater emphasis on understanding and assessing adaptation in action under the theme integrating climate into action.


CIRCLE-2 report on the Science Practice Sessions

Projects in the ECCA 2021 e-library

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