As mountains face unprecedented challenges due to their higher sensitivity to climate change, adaptation and resilience are crucial. To this end, the project aims to accelerate the climate-resilient transformation of 10 European mountain regions.

Of these, 6 “demonstrator” regions develop and test transformative solutions. The Romanian demonstrator site for instance focus on increasing the fertility of mountain meadows to support local farmers in the face of climate change (through field scanning, drone seeding …). The Finish Lapland demonstrator aims at adapting the region’s nature-based livelihoods (relying essentially on reindeer herding and tourism) by providing them with specific data on the effects of climate change as well as adaptation plans and adequate coaching for the different stakeholders involved. The Piemonte region (Italy) and Canton Valais (Switzerland) both focus on water monitoring and increasing the efficiency of its usage. The Austrian Tirol region work on the adaptation of the tourism sector (both in winter and summer seasons) through developing nature-based offers and testing building adaptations for instance. Finally, the city of Gabrovo in Bulgaria aim at improving the life of the local population in the face of climate change through greening the public infrastructures as well as developing an early warning and monitoring tool for risk management.

The remaining 4 regions will act as “replicators”, applying the solutions and lessons learned from the demo regions in their regions through special initiatives to improve their adaptive capacity. The replicator sites are located in: Catalonia (Spain), Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), Primorje-Gorski Kota County (Croatia) and Subcarpathian region (Poland)

The solutions developed in MountResilience  aims at supporting European regions and communities located in mountainous areas to increase their capacity to adapt to climate change and to move towards a climate-resilient society.

Project information


Università degli Studi di Milano - UNIMONT (Italy)


Technische Universität Wien (Austria)

Zentrum Für Soziale Innovation Gmbh (Austria)

Klimabündnis Tirol (Austria)

Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung (Austria)

Energieagentur Tirol GmbH (Austria)

Universität Innsbruck (Austria)

Standortagentur Tirol GmbH (Austria)

GfG Genossenschaft für Gemeinwohl eG (Austria)

REVOLVE (Belgium)

Fédération Européenne de Finances Et Banques Ethiques et Alternatives (Belgium)

Startup Europe Regions Network (Belgium)

Applied Research and Communications Fund (Bulgaria)

Gabrovo Municipality (Bulgaria)

Regional Innovation Center “Ambitious Gabrovo” (Bulgaria)

Technical University of Gabrovo (Bulgaria)

Urbanex Doo ZA GrađEvinarstvo (Croatia)

Zavod za prostorno uređenje Primorsko-goranske županije (Croatia)

Meta Group Srl (Italy)

Regione Piemonte (Italy)

Università Degli Studi Di Torino (Italy)

Coutenza Canali Cavour (Italy)

Consorzio del Pesio (Italy)

Unione Nazionale Comuni Comunità Enti Montani (Italy)

Politecnico Di Torino (Italy)

Università Degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)

Regione Autonoma Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Italy)

Luonnonvarakeskus (Finland)

Regional Council of Lapland (Finland)

Finnish Lapland Tourist Board (Finland)

Enontekiön kunta (Finland)

Utsjoen kunta (Finland)

Euromontana (France)

Podkarpackie Centrum Innowacji Spółka Z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia (Poland)

Inova+ (Portugal)

Holland Farming Agro Srl (Romania)

Institutul De Cercetare - Dezvoltare Pentru Montanologie Cristian - SIBIU (Romania)

Rohealth - Clusterul Pentru SăNăTate șI Bioeconomie (Romania)

Comuna Râu Sadului (Romania)

Social Finance Association - Asociația pentru Finanțare Socială (Romania)

Centro De Investigación Ecológica y Aplicaciones Forestales (Spain)

Departament de Territori - Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain)

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

BlueArk Entremont (Switzerland)

Canton de Valais – Kanton Wallis (Switzerland)

Apptitude SA (Switzerland)

Fondation pour le développement durable des régions de montagne (Switzerland)


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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jan 19, 2024   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 2, 2024

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