Periodic Reporting for period 2 - CLISEL (Climate Security with Local Authorities (CLISEL) From insecurity takers to security makers: mobilizing local authorities to secure the EU against the impacts of climate change in Third Countries)
Reporting period: 2017-11-01 to 2019-04-30
In the second phase of the project, a series of tools were produced to disseminate findings across a broader set of European Stakeholders. Master Modules: in the first part of the project 42 hours of training activities were provided to think up solutions to secure Europe from the impacts of climate change in third countries. The second Module of the Training activities was organized as a training module for local authorities and as an advanced training school on 12-14 December 2018 in Naples. The Online Courses were based on the main results achieved in each Work Package. They were crucial to disseminate the main CLISEL results to local governments that could not attend the previous training activities or that wanted to increase their knowledge. CLISEL organized 5 face-to-face seminars with European and International institutions such as UNHCR to channel the voices of the Mayors at the international level. A delegation of Sardinian Mayors travelled to Brussels and Rome to explain the needs of their and to propose their opinion on the possible policies. The impact of those seminars was momentous: the Mayors felt less isolated and their trust in the EU and international institutions increased; they gained a better view on the complexity of the nexus between climate change and migration policies. Three speed training sessions were organized, in Stockholm, Rome and Brussels, aimed at bringing the main results gathered with CLISEL to policy makers and other stakeholders who asked to gain better knowledge about the project. An Individual Leader level training session was organized in Turin with the cooperation and participation of representatives from the Piedmont region, the Metropolitan City of Turin, the Municipal City of Turin and several districts of the Municipal City of Turin, as well as Mayors from different municipalities. An academic paper on the perception of risk and (in)security related to migration and climate change was produced, based on the Sardinian case study and the conceptual framework developed in the first phase of the project. A non-academic brief, was produced to ‘translate’ the results of WP2’s work (both conceptual and empirical) and make it accessible to non-academic audiences. CLISEL Interactive Maps constitute the first mapping exercise specifically focused on migration, climate change and labour-related legal and political instruments from 25 countries from Europe, Latin America, Africa, South-east Asia and the Pacific Islands. This innovative instrument translates information fragmented in several sources making it accessible. The online Geo-Archive gathered a peer-reviewed selection of historical cases of environmental/climate change induced migration. It has contributed to CLISEL’s impact in capacity building for policy-makers by bringing a historical/humanities approach to the project with the aim of understanding the current socio-ecological crisis within a broader timeframe. The CLISEL Travel App is an instrument for transmitting CLISEL’s results and the tools of the CLISEL ToolBox developed through the different WPs. This original tool aims to inform, enable and enhance the communication and understanding among policy makers, of the topics related to climate change, migration and security. The Travel App also includes the Interactive Chart on Climate Change Security that translates the “security map” elaborated in the pilot-case study in an accessible way. The CLISEL website is a fundamental tool of dissemination and communication of CLISEL’s activities and outcomes. CLISEL also had an active presence on Twitter and Facebook. CLISEL representatives presented their work and results in about 80 events.