The VALORADA Bootcamp took place at the EIT House in Brussels on February 28 and 29.

The attendants from all VALORADA demonstrators:

• The municipalities of Gabrovo and Sofia, in Bulgaria;
• The city of Přerov, in the Czech Republic;
• And the regions of: Central Greece; Occitania, in France; and Molise, in Italy.

They came together for an interactive and collaboration-focused 1.5 day workshop with the goal of defining local data needs under the threat of climate change.

Scenario-based thinking, collaborative and cross-cutting approaches, and creative workshop elements allowed attendants to express their data needs as well as discover commonalities in barriers to data access between regions and exchange on common barriers and best practices.

The overall takeaway for the attending local authorities was that by communicating and collaborating in a cross-regional way, not only common barriers but also common solutions to shared problems can be identified, and we are all looking forward to the next steps in our collaboration on the way to adopting adaptive practices to climate change.