NeuroClima is a three-year Research and Innovation Initiative funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe program (HORIZON-CL5-2023-D1-01-09) that commenced on January 1, 2024, and will run until December 31, 2026.


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Horizon Europe

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294 000 EUR

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NEUROCLIMA aims at establishing a mindset, articulated through processes, frameworks, services & interfaces for the support and establishment of systemic transformations and citizen engagement towards climate resilience by creating a nervous system, connecting policymakers, public institutions and citizens, based on innovative truly mixed Human-AI decision support.

This nervous system will be explainable, trustworthy as well as reactive and proactive both to citizens’ concerns, environmental changes, and policymakers’ new proposals, creating a bidirectional relationship between citizens and public institutions. In order to achieve this, this nervous system will engage in rigorous research, by proposing monitoring mechanisms, in the directions of the EU Adaptation Strategy & the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change. These monitoring mechanisms will monitor needs, pain points, expectations and dispositions as well as emerging trends and relevant themes that may affect directly or indirectly EU societies and help identify social and leverage tipping points.

In order to facilitate meaningful change, listening to citizens’ expression, concerns and pain points but also the reasons why policies have been proposed, the project’s nervous system will lead to the proposal of engagement and assessment frameworks and toolkits, taking into account local and national specificities. In this way, a continuous dialogue between stakeholders will take place, helping shape new decisions but also foster trust and understanding towards rule-of-law institutions.

Furthermore, the project will provide concrete recommendations of operational nature towards the facilitation of systemic change, accompanied with an ecosystem of tools, activities, services & interfaces that will provide guidance towards reaching the transformative tipping points for the establishment of more resilient EU societies.

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