Turning the tide: How to drive climate resilience in coastal and maritime infrastructure?


Turning the tide: How to drive climate resilience in coastal and maritime infrastructure?

Event of the SEArica Intergroup

Hosted by MEP Josianne Cutajar, SEArica Vice-Chair for Blue SMEs & Digitalisation

Organised with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

21 February 2024 – 15.00 - 17.00

Room Spinelli 1E1, European Parliament, Brussels


As observed by the EU Climate Change Service, Summer 2023 marked a season of contrasting extremes in Europe: while some countries were affected by severe heatwaves, devastating wildfires, others experienced important rainstorms and floodings.

From their natural environment to their socio-economic development strongly connected to the sea, coastal regions and islands are at the frontline of the consequences of climate change, experiencing an increasing vulnerability to hazards such as coastal erosion, sea level rise, and degradation of coastal infrastructure. Considering the strong impact of climate change, EU regions and islands have started to develop and to implement climate adaptation and mitigation policies, plans and measures, to ensure the resilience of their infrastructure.

In consideration of the outcomes of the COP 28, and ahead of the future EU mandate, this event organised by the SEArica Intergroup of the European Parliament and hosted by MEP Josianne Cutajar represents a timely opportunity to bring together key policy makers and stakeholders to reflect on the EU support for an effective resilience to secure a sustainable future of coastal and maritime communities.



Event Properties

Event Date 21-02-2024 15:00
Event End Date 21-02-2024 17:00
European Parliament Brussels
Rue Wiertz, 1047 Bruxelles, Belgique
European Parliament Brussels
Categories Conférence 2019-2024,Climate & Governance
Attachment SEArica_DraftAgenda_Infrastructure resilience Cutajar1 4.pdf

What is an Intergroup?

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 27 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2019 by the Conference of Presidents for the 9th legislature of the European Parliament. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 100 MEPs from 7 different political groups and 23 Member States.

Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.

Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.

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With the support of the CPMR, Intergroup Secretariat