Workshop 28Apr2021


Policy Co-Creation Workshop

on the impact of European research and innovation projects

Date: 28 April 2021

Time: 10:00-12:15 CEST

Registration is closed

What has been the impact of Horizon 2020 projects in helping us to fight and adapt to climate change? And how can policy actions create and stimulate the desired impacts in the fields of science, society and the economy? These were questions the IMPACT-SC5 project addressed, during a series of thematic Policy Co-Creation Workshops. First in the series was this workshop on Climate Change. This workshop was held online on 28 April 2021, 10:00-12:15 CEST.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  • discuss the results of our analysis regarding the Climate Change related projects of Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (SC5)
  • collectively identify how policy on national and European level can enhance the diffusion and uptake of impacts across the EU.

The co-creation workshop was organised in the context our IMPACT-SC5 “Assessing the impact pathways of IA/RIA SC5 projects through the use of portfolio analysis” project (GA No. 869746). IMPACT-SC5 reviews the 87 RIAs and IAs funded under the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 – Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials – Work Programme 2014-2015, as well as its supplementary Work Programmes and calls. A briefing document showing the results of this portfolio was provided to participants and the recording can be watched here.

The proposed agenda for this meeting is as follows:

Session 1 – Presentation of portfolio’s conclusions and panel discussion
Welcome and brief presentation of the IMPACT-SC5 project
Presentation of impacts from a project in the Climate Change portfolio:  Vassilis Stavrakas, TRANSrisk project
Presentation of the portfolio impact assessment results and conclusions: Linda van Duivenbode, IMPACT-SC5 consortium
Expert discussion on the portfolio results and conclusions

  • Vassilis Stavrakis, representative TRANSrisk project
  • Suzanne de Cheveigné, former SC5 Advisory Board
  • EC CINEA representative TBA

Comments of each expert on our findings on:

  • Scientific Impacts
  • Societal/Environmental Impacts
  • Economic Impacts
Session 2 – Co-Creation on Policy Recommendations
Approach and methodology utilised during the co-creation
Co-Creation: How policy on national and European level can enhance the diffusion and uptake of impacts across the EU.

  • How impact pathways can be integrated into Policy-programme cycle?
  • How impact pathways can be monitored into Policy-programme cycle?

During this session, participants were split into breakout rooms for a deeper discussion. Returning to the plenary session, a rapporteur presented the key findings from each group.

Closing remarks


The portfolio Climate Change comprises the following twelve projects:

Clusters of projectsProject AcronymProject nameProject URL
Project cluster 1.1Disaster Resilience & Climate Change topic 1RESINClimate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures
EU-CIRCLEA pan-European framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change
RESCCUERESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban arEas – a multisectorial approach focusing on water
BRIGAIDBRIdges the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience
Disaster Resilience & Climate Change topic 3STORMSafeguarding Cultural Heritage through Technical and Organisational Resources Management
HERACLESHEritage Resilience Against CLimate Events on Site
Energy strategies and solutions for deep renovation of historic buildingsRIBuildRobust Internal Thermal Insulation of Historic Buildings
Economic assessment of climate changeTRANSriskTransition pathways and risk analysis for climate change mitigation and adaption strategies
Linkages between climate change actions and sustainable developmentGREEN-WINGreen growth and win-win strategies for sustainable climate action
CD-LINKSLinking Climate and Development Policies – Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing
Project cluster 1.2Advanced Earth ModelsCRESCENDOCoordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach
PRIMAVERAProcess-based climate sIMulation: AdVances in high resolution modelling and European climate Risk Assessment

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