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. The chief aim of the event was to strengthen bilateral relations between Norway and the recipient countries, Hungary and Slovakia, while also providing an opportunity to exchange adaptation-related challenges and knowledge. The organisers selected the City of Bergen for hosting the study visit. Located on the western coast of Norway, Bergen has recently experienced a number of extreme weather events resulting in huge amounts of damage. Bergen has therefore initiated several measures to reduce risks and minimise damage from climate change.

There were four participants each from Hungary and Slovakia, representing the national-level fund/programme operator, present project partners and current call applicant. Bergen Municipality hosted the first day’s proceedings; on day two, participants visited the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research at the University of Bergen.

For more information please download the trip report.