Funded under the European Union’s Horizon Europe program, EmpowerUs is a €6 million, three-year project that will empower coastal communities to transition towards more resilient, inclusive and sustainable coastal development

Coastal communities face many challenges including extreme weather associated with climate change, increased pressures from urban development and tourism, as well as changes in traditional and cultural practices. When faced with such a myriad of ever-changing challenges, it can be difficult to adapt. Recognising that these complex challenges require multiple, integrated solutions, EmpowerUs will support coastal communities to create multiple, integrated and flexible solutions to support their transition towards more sustainable, inclusive and resilient coastal development.

Financed by
EU - Horizon Europe
Lead by
Nordland Research Institute
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In cooperation with
Aalborg University (Denmark)
Atlantic Technological University (Ireland)
Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (Bulgaria)
Cyprus Marine & Martime Institute (Cyprus)
Develpoment Agency of Lemesos LTD (Cyprus)
ERINN Innovation (Ireland)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany)
Kunnskapsparken Helgeland (Norway)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany)
Natural Resources Institute Finland - Luke (Finland)
Queen's University Belfast (UK)
Ruralis (Norway)
The Fisheries Agency at the Government of Åland (Finland)
Údarás na Gaeltachta (Ireland)