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Closing Event of the EEA Grant – Adaptation to Climate Change Programme

[April 2017] This event was the official closing event of the Adaptation to Climate Change programme. It showcased the main results and achievements of the 10 projects funded under this grant scheme. The event devoted special attention to showcase the projects' lasting results and their follow-up activities.
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Study visits to Norway and Hungary, as part of the C3-9 project (Rehabilitation of Öreg Túr)

[March 2017] As part of the EEA Grants – Adaptation to Climate Change Programme’s bilateral relations programme the Upper Tisza Regional Water Directorate has submitted a project proposal to organise two study visits. The first one was implemented in Norway between 11-15 December, 2016, and the second one in Hungary on 18-20 December, 2016.
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The National Adaptation Geoinformatic System is Further Developed

[February 2017] The nationally funded project has started in November 2016 and will run until 2018. Among others, it will help the development of decision-support studies, the elaboration of municipal or regional level climate change strategies, and will provide a solid professional ground to set climate change adaptation targets.
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Representatives of Evje og Hornnes visit Mórahalom, Hungary

[November, 2016] A study visit was organised, in which representatives of Evje og Hornnes kommune could visit Mórahalom to learn about its techniques to exploit renewable energies, become familiar with its climate strange strategy, and to map out areas for further cooperation.
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NAGiS: Hungary’s database for the future establishes a high regional standard

[November 2016] With the NAGiS system now off the ground and operational, this bilateral meeting presented an opportunity to share lessons about the system’s development, demonstrate its use, and to explore opportunities for further development and improvement.
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sharing of experiences and training about the Nagis: BILATERAL MEETING

[November 2016] On 7-8 November, 2016 a bilateral meeting was organised in Budapest about the National Adaptation Geoinformation System. Now that the service is up and running, the two day event  looked at the lessons learnt so far and demonstrated the use of the system from a practical point of view.
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Study visit showcases successful work of grant municipalities

[October 2016] A dozen participants from Hungary, Latvia, Norway and Portugal departed for a three-day visit to sites in Hungary where work has been completed successfully within the EEA Grants-financed ‘Pilot Projects’ component (EEA-C3). The study tour was organised within the EEA Grants programme’s bilateral relations component.
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Pilot Project Field Visits

[October 2016] As part of the EEA Grants bilateral relations activities, a study visit was organised to all three project sites within the EEA-C3 programme.
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Local Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building Event

[September 2016] The Local Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building Event was the first of three bilateral events to be held in autumn 2016. It aimed to present the main achievements of the HU04 programme and its projects. It also provided a platform for possible future cooperation for the donor countries, beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders.
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Study visit to Norway for regional climate experts

[August 2016] As part of the bilateral relations activities of the EEA and Norway Grants a study visit was organised to Bergen, Norway, on 23-27 August, 2016. The visit was organised within the framework of the CLIM-NET/HUN project and it aimed to deepen the professional knowledge of 20 regional climate experts and to deepen bilateral cooperation.
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Study visit to Norway to exchange information about local climate change adaption

[June 2016] As part of the “EEA C2-4, Capacity building for local adaptation work” a training series was organised in Hungary. From those participants who have successfully completed the training, 2 persons from each group (i.e. altogether 16 persons) could take part in a study visit to Norway. The study visit was made possible due to the kind financial support of the EEA Grants Bilateral Fund.
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NAGiS Closing Event

[April 2016] The closing event of the project Establishment of the National Adaptation Geoinformatic System was held on 13 April, 2016 in Budapest. First Mr. Péter Kajner introduced the background and implications of the NAGiS project, and then Mr. László Orosz talked about the intricacies of the NAGiS database and mapping tools.
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Bilateral visit of the representatives of the Hungarian Meteorological Service in the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

[April 2016] To strengthen cooperation between the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (METNO) and the Hungarian Meteorological Service, a Hungarian delegation visited METNO. The main aim of the bilateral visit was to establish long term collaboration to produce high quality and representative climate data for climate change services.
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Study visit and signing of cooperation agreement between Evje og Hornnes and Mórahalom

[April 2016] A delegation from Mórahalom went on a three-day study visit to Evje og Hornnes, where they learned practical knowledge relating to local environmental management, waste management and climate change adaption measures. In addition, a cooperation agreement was also signed by the two mayors.
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Öreg-Túr rehabilitation - Phase II. - CLOSING EVENT

[April 2016] The river rehabilitation works for Öreg Túr have been successfully completed, using funds from the EEA and Norway Grants programme. The 760 thousand EUR worth project's closing event was held on 27 April 2016 in the village of Nagyar (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, close to Hungary's border with the Ukraine).
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Closing event of the CLIM-NET project

[April 2016] The closing event of the project "Development of National Climate Adaptation Network (CLIM-NET/HUN)" was held on 26 April in the conference center of Otto Hermann Institute in Budapest. As part of the closing event the achieved results were presented as well as 20 certificates were handed over to those experts who have completed the training programme.
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Capacity building for local adaptation work - closing event

[April 2016] As part of the project's closing conference the "Adaptation to climate change programme" was introduced, then the specific results of the project. The programme also covered NAGiS, the National Adaptation Geoinformatic System, and how it could help the work of municipalities. 
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Closing event of Tát-Tokod pilot project

[March 2016] Inland inundation caused by a variety of factors has been a problem in the settlements of Tát and Tokod for a long time. The two cooperating local governments tackled this recurring and crucial problem in the framework of the EEA-C3-8 project. Its closing event took place on 23 March 2016 in Tát.
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CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES

[March 2016] The project "EEA-C2-4, Capacity building for local adaptation work" has released two short films which introduce the aim and scope of the project and give a good summary about the implemented capacity building activities.
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Newsletter

[March 2016] The latest version of the newsletter of the Adaptation to Climate Change Programme is now available. (In Hungarian.) Headlines from the current issue: local adaptation capacity building, creation of a national climate change adaptation network, local capacity building for local climate change adaptation.
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Project on New Climate Change Scenarios – Closing Event

[February, 2016] The closing event of the project ”C13-10 New climate scenarios based on the change in radiative forcing of the Carpathian Basin (RCMTéR)” took place in the headquarters of the Hungarian Meteorological Service on 29 February, 2016. The aim of the meeting was to inform participating decision makers, climate change research professionals and media about the conducted research and the main results of the project.
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New climate change scenarios – consultation workshop

[February, 2016] A second consultation workshop was organised on 19 February 2016 for climate change researchers, decision-makers and all those who were interested in the projects’ results. Discussions covered challenges of using climate model results. The programme consisted of two parts: first presentations were delivered and then pre-defined questions were explored around this topic.
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Workshop in the project „Öreg-Túr rehabilitation - Phase II.”

[February 2016] As part of the „Öreg-Túr rehabilitation - Phase II.” project the Szatmár Section Directorate has organised a workshop in Fehérgyarmat. In this event the current status of the on-site implementation works were introduced.
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Closing event of the AGRATéR project

[December, 2015] The  AGRATér project (EEA-C12-12, Extension of NAGiS to the agri-sector), was held on 21 December 2015 in the great auditorium of the Institute of Soil Sciences and Agrochemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In the event the main achievements of eight months’ of project implementation were summarised, which sparked active discussions among the present professionals.
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Adapting to Climate Change in the Homokhát Microregion – Project closing event

[December, 2015] The closing event of the project “EEA-C3-6, Adapting to Climate Change in the Homokhát Microregion” was held in Mórahalom on 11 December 2015. Conference participants could learn about the achievements of the project and could visit the completed water drainage channel.
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Long-term Socio-economic Forecasting for Hungary – Closing Event

[December, 2015] The closing event of the project “EEA-C12-11, Long-term socio-economic forecasting for Hungary” was held in the main auditorium of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 7 December, 2015. The conference’s aim was to review the main achievements of the project and to provide an opportunity for information exchange among the participating experts, in the form of Q&A sessions, interventions and round table discussions.
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CRIGiS Closing Event

[December, 2015] The closing event of the CRIGiS project was organised on 8 December, 2015 in the banquet hall of the headquarters of the Hungarian Meteorological Service. Presentations covered the implemented project measures, the newly created methodology as well as the obtained results. The event provided a good opportunity to discuss a number of questions.
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Introducing the Adaptation to Climate Change Programme at the Paris Climate Summit

[December 2015] The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and the Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) has held a joint event on 4 December, with the title “Innovative decision-making support tools to enhance decarbonisation development and climate resiliance”.
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Second Bilateral Meeting between the EEA-C12-13 (CRIGIS project) and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

[December 2015] The closing event of the EEA-C12-13 CRIGIS – Vulnerability and Impact Studies with a focus on Tourism and Critical Infrastructures project provided a good opportunity to strengthen the bilateral activity between the Hungarian Meteorological Service and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.
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Invitation to the workshop of „Öreg-Túr II. Rehabilitation” (EEA C3-9)

[February 2016] The Upper-Tisza-Regional Water Directorate coordially invites all interested stakeholders and project partners to its project workshop on 10 February, 2016.
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Bilateral meeting for the discussion of interim development results of the NAGiS Project

[October 2015] A NAGiS Project workshop was held in Szentendre Hungary, at the REC Conference Center on 19 October 2015. The aim of the workshop was to present interim results of the NAGiS Project, discuss expert opinions on project interim results, and to reveal possibilities for future cooperation.
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Mid-term meeting about rainwater management in Tát and Tokod

[October 2015] The joint project of the municipalities of Tát and Tokod has come to its midpoint. The project aims to solve the region’s recurring problems of rainwater drainage. At the event held on 27 October 2015 representatives of the project have reported about the achievements so far.
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Study Tour to Alqueva Region, Portugal

[September 2015] Within the framework of the EEA Grants programme bilateral/complementary fund, NVE (the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate) and DSB (the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection) organized a multilateral networking and study tour to learn about drought management in Alentejo region, Portugal.                                                
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Training for transparency

[August 2015] Project partners were informed about their reporting obligations and deadlines in the project implementation period in a half-day training event on 26 August, 2015. The purpose of the training workshop was to empower all project partners to prepare complete and transparent project reports, and to avoid potential mistakes – in consideration of the strict reporting requirements of the EEA Funds.
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Kick-off meeting of the project “Öreg-Túr rehabilitation - Phase II.

[July 2015] The kick-off meeting of the project “Öreg-Túr rehabilitation - Phase II.” was held on 17 July 2015 in the village of Nagyar (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, East Hungary). The project covers activities such as the reconstruction of the existing infrastructure, the construction of new bottom weirs and regulation locks, the dredging of the river bed, as well as the installation of automatic water-level monitoring stations and water quality meters.
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Kick-off meeting of the project “Development of National Climate Adaptation Network”

[June 2015] The kick-off meeting of the project “Development of National Climate Adaptation Network (CLIM-NET/HUN)” was held on 24 June 2015 in the conference centre of the Regional Environmental Center in Szentendre, Hungary. The aim of the project is to increase the climate change adaptation capabilities of the target region, and to increase their awareness of the topic.
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Kick-off meeting of the project “Capacity building for local adaptation work”

[June 2015] As part of the project a short-course will be conducted about the challenges and opportunities of climate change on settlements. To support the training course an education material will be developed. Altogether 140 municipal decision makers and local stakeholders will participate in the course.
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Kick-off meeting of the project “Extension of National Adaptation Geoinformatic System to the agri-sector (AGRATeR)”

[June 2015] The aim of the project is to provide information about the expected effects of climate change and to determine the vulnerability of selected sub-systems and geographic areas in the agricultural sector. These results will form part of the NAGiS system.
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Kick-off meeting of the project “Long-term socio-economic forecasting for Hungary”

[June 2015] As an activity implemented by its Climate Change Programme, the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences contributes to Hungary’s long-term (i.e. 2050) climate change adaption by modelling the country’s social and economic development paths.
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Getting the word out: Study visit to Tát

[June 2015] Tát City Hall welcomed NGO forum and press trip participants to explain EEA Grants-funded project on rainwater management and adaptation to climate change.
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New project launched to develop indicators to track vulnerability

[June 2015] The opening event of the project “CRIGiS – Assessment of climate change induced vulnerability, with special focus on tourism and critical infrastructure” was held on 1 June 2015 in Budapest. As part of this project indicators are worked out for selected sectors to allow tracking vulnerability, and therefore provide an objective background to support adaptation-related policy and decision making.
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New project launched to improve the water management of Homokhátság region

[April 2015] As a result of implementing the project ‘Adaptation to climate change in the Homokhát region’ the southern part of the Homokhátság region will turn into a more protected and balanced area in terms of in-land flooding and water balance. This statement was made by the Mayor of Mórahalom at the project’s kick-off meeting to MTI Hungarian News Agency.
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New project launched for precipitation management and climate change adaptation

[March 2015] More than 50 people attended at the opening of the project: “Elaborating a concept for precipitation management and adapting to climate change in the settlements of Tát and Tokod”. The aim of the project is to address water-related concerns in two Hungarian municipalities about 60 kilometres from Budapest. Tát and Tokod are settlements on the Danube bend that in recent years have come under increasing threat from severe flooding and high groundwater levels.
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Awarded project: EEA-C13-10, New climate change scenarios for the Carpathian-basin region based on irradiation changes

[March 2015] In this project climate simulations will be performed with a resolution of 10 km by using the latest versions of two regional climate models: ALADIN-Climate adapted at the Hungarian Meteorological Service and RegCM used at Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Meteorology.
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Awarded project: EEA-C3-6, Adapting to Climate Change in the Homokhát Area

[January 2015] The overall objective of the project is to improve water management and the treatment of the effects of extreme weather. As part of the project the existing water network will be modernised, to provide a complete solution to the water supply and drainage problems.

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Awarded project: EEA-C3-8, Urban drainage Master plan of Tát-Tokod settlements and steps towards climate adaptation

[January 2015] The overall aim of the project is to increase the general knowledge about climate change, as it relates to rainfall extremities in a local and regional context. The project establishes the main steps for climate adaptation in the pilot area, preventing the damage arousing from extreme rainfalls.

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study visit from latvia to hungary

[6-7 October, 2014] Under the framework of the EEA Grants Programme complementary action, a Latvian delegation representing the programme operator of the EEA Grant LV02 Programme (National Climate Policy) visited Hungary for two days of meetings with the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC. The main aim was to share experiences of implementing adaptation-related programmes in Latvia and Hungary.
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National Adaptation Geoinformatic System

The purpose of the 'Establishment of the National Adaptation Geoinformatic System (NAGiS)' project is to develop a multi-functional GIS system, which supports the development of strategies, legislation, decision-making and measures to adapt to the effects of climate change in Hungary.
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study tour to bergen, norway

[24-27 June, 2014] Within the framework of an EEA Grants programme bilateral fund, the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) and Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) organised a study tour related to climate change adaptation for the Hungarian and Slovakian programme areas.
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EEA Grants kick-off meeting

[14 October, 2013] The Regional Environmental Center (REC) and the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary (GGIH) held the first formal event of the Adaptation to Climate Change Programme and its component ‘Establishing a National Adaptation Geo-information System’ (NAGiS) within the EEAG Grants framework.
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AGRATér project (EEA-C12-12, Extension of NAGiS to the agri-sector), was held on 21 December 2015 in the great auditorium of the Institute of Soil Sciences and Agrochemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In the event the main achievements of eight months’ of project implementation were summarised, which sparked active discussions among the present professionals.