GAIA: The RESIST project

The RESIST project in GAIA Vesterålen is about climate adaptation based on different regions in Europe.

The project received the largest EU allocation to a Norwegian-led climate project with a total funding of NOK 273 million through the HORIZON Europe programme.

RESIST is part of a broader strategy at European level: EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change. The mission focuses on supporting at least 150 European regions, cities and local authorities by 2030 in their efforts to build resilience to the impacts of climate change. RESIST will so far engage twelve European regions with different socio-economic profiles that will test adaptation solutions to five key climate challenges: floods, droughts, heat waves, forest fires and soil erosion.

Climate vulnerabilities in Vesterålen

What should we do in RESIST?

RESIST is about climate adaptation based on different rural regions in Europe. Vesterålen plays a key role in this.

What is Horizon Europe?

Horizon Europe is the EU’s central funding programme for research and innovation. The programme tackles climate change, contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and increases the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

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National partners in RESIST

Read more about the various Gaia projects:

Gaia Vesterålen

Gaia Vesterålen is a research and technology initiative that aims to create more environmentally friendly and sustainable local communities.


GAIA Talent is a measure against exclusion among young people. Exclusion is one of the greatest challenges in society – nationally and regionally.

GAIA: The Circular Boost project

An EU-funded research project on circular construction processes and reuse of concrete with a total of 28 international partners. The project is funded with NOK 13 million.


GaiaDrøv is a dissemination concept about the importance of sheep in Arctic regions, with a focus on Vesterålen and Northern Norway. The target group is primarily children and young people aged 6-18 years. The purpose is to create interest in agriculture, as well as contribute to increased recruitment.