South-Eastern Europe

The South Eastern region of the AELCLIC-Pathfinder project includes 4 Pilot Landscapes. The north-eastern fringe areas of the municipality of Bologna (Emilia Romagna, Italy), the city of Mantova (Lombardy, Italy), the Southeastern part of the Etna landscapes (Sicily, Italy) and the Carol Park and the Filaret-Rahova neighborhood of Bucharest (Romania)

According to the European Environmental Agency, Mediterranean Europe will experience a temperature rise larger than European average, a decrease in annual precipitation and in annual river flow, an increasing risk of biodiversity loss, a growing risk of desertification, an increasing water demand for agriculture, a reduction in crop yields and an increasing risk of forest fire. In addition, the area will undergo an increase in mortality from heat waves; the expansion of habitats for southern disease vectors a decrease in hydropower potential, a diminution in summer tourism and a potential increase in other seasons. On the other hand, continental Eastern Europe will experience an increase in warm temperature extremes and water temperature, a decrease in summer precipitation, an increasing risk of forest fire and a diminution of economic value of forests.

These general impacts will be in many cases aggravated by a high socio-economic vulnerability and will be studied and complemented in detail with different local stakeholder in the AELCLIC Pilot Landscapes in order to co-identify the consequences of climate change in peoples’ livelihoods and in the way they interact with their landscape.

North-eastern fringe areas of the municipality (Bologna) 

The Pilot Landscape of Bologna is a fringe region including a wide collage of periurban land uses: residential areas, green areas and community gardens, agricultural areas and farms, food industries, shopping/business parks, university campus, mobility infrastructures, leisure/tourism activities related to the agri-food sector. Development is planned in a portion of the agricultural areas of the pilot. This pilot thus offers the opportunity to address a wide range of challenges related to the impacts of climate change on many sectors, including those relevant for landscapes waiting for transformations, where both (even long) transition phases and developed scenarios have to be considered.

Area: about 23 square kilometres (2.300 hectares)

Credits: archives of the Municipality of Bologna (Sistemi Informativi Territoriali




● Giuseppe De Togni, Comune di Bologna

● Julia Colver, Nomisma

● Marco Spinedi: interporto Bologna

● Marco Caliceti: Confagricoltura Bologna

● Claudio Cervellati, Confagricoltura Bologna ed Emilia Romagna

● Marco Alberghini UGC Cisl Area Metropolitana Bolognese

● Michele Solmi: Consorzio Bonifica Renana

● Andrea Morsolin: Consorzio Bonifica Renana

● Stefano Savini: Emilbanca

● Silvia Bergami: EmilBanca

● Marco Odaldi: AESS (Agenzia Energia e Sviluppo Sostenibile) Modena

● Patrizia Preti: Orti di Via Salgari, ANCESCAO

● Andrea Bruini: Granarolo Group

● Lucia Fresa: Agenzia del Pilastro

● Francesco Palmieri: Bologna Welcome

● Carmine Preziosi: ANCE Bologna (Collegio Costruttori Edili)

● Chloy Vlamidis, Agenzia di Sviluppo Pilastro



1. Local Network and Work Plan & Co-identified impacts and opportunities + Initial structure and contents for a LACAP (Landscape Adaptation Plan)


2. Structure and Contents for a LACAP + Climate Change Agreement 

+ AELCLIC_Report_Workshop_Bologna_18.09.2019 – ENGLISH (.PDF)


Carol Park and the Filaret-Rahova neighborhood (Bucharest)

Carol Park and the Filaret-Rahova neighbourhood represent a protected area in the South-West Bucharest. The area’s strong industrial heritage, together with Bucharest’s struggles with air pollution and increasing summer temperatures, make Filaret-Rahova an interesting case for studying climate change impacts in urban fringes and possible adaptation solutions.  

Area: about 43 hectares.

Carol Park – © Alexandru Panoiu, 2016,


we will add here after the WORKSHOP1 the names, logos and contact of each local organization participating in the local network/consortium 


1. Local Network + Co-identified Impacts and Opportunities + Structure and Contents for a LACAP:

+ AELCLIC_WP5_Report_Workshop_Bucharest – ENGLISH (.PDF)





The Municipality of Mantua is located in the south-eastern sector of the Lombardy region, along the Mincio river that runs from north to south in the Po Valley. The Mantua border touches the regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. The city is registered as a UNESCO site under the name “Mantova e Sabbioneta” and has unique architectural and landscape features both from a historical and naturalistic point of view. IUAV University of Venice was appointed by the municipal administration in November 2017 for the preparation of the “Guidelines for the Climate Adaptation Plan”, a document completed in November 2018.




● Anna Marson, University IUAV di Venezia: 

● Gabriella Montanarini, Municipality of Mantova

● Sandra Savazzi, Municipality of Mantova

● Elisa Parisi, Municipality of Mantova

● Monica Bedini, Municipality of Mantova, UNESCO office

● Giulia Moraschi, Municipality of Mantova

● Marcella Ghidoni, Municipality of Mantova

● Iva Tiziana Silvestrin, Municipality of Mantova

● Roberta Marcacciaro, Municipality of Mantova

● Francesca Paini, Municipality of Mantova

● Stefano Pasquali, Province of Mantova

● Renzo Bonatti, Province of Mantova

● Cristiano Guernieri, Architects Professional Association of Mantova

● Cristina Alinovi, Centro Studi PIM (MI)

● Simone Massari, Mantova Ambiente, gruppo MEA Spa

● Sandro Sutti, Labter Crea Mantova

● Monica Viviani: “Gazzetta di Mantova”

● Fausto Ugozzoli, Aerodron Srl

● Edoardo Tolasi, Ordine Agronomi forestali,

● Luisa Pedrazzini, Lombardy Region



1. Local Network and Work Plan 


2. Co-identification of Climate Change Impacts and Co-definition of key contents of a Landscape Adaptation Plan to Climate Change




Southeastern part of the Etna landscapes (Sicily)

The area includes the municipalities of Aci Castello, Acireale, Giarre, Riposto, Mascali, Fiumefreddo, and Calatabiano. Many of them are important urban centers and exceed, in total, 140,000 inhabitants. The pilot is located in the Southeastern side of the Etna volcano, in the Sicily Region. The climate of the area is Mediterranean. In the area of Giarre and Mascali, microclimate peculiarities lead to annual precipitation values higher than the other municipalities.

Area: total extension of about 166 Km2


we will add here after the WORKSHOP1 the names, logos and contact of each local organization participating in the local network/consortium 



1 – Local Network + Co-identified Impacts and Opportunities + Structure and Contents for a LACAP:

+ AELCLIC Report Workshop Etna-Pilot 19.07.2019 – ENGLISH (.PDF)



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