One important pillar of our network activities are strategic partnerships in the frame of long-term cooperations with different institutions. They are intended to foster joint aims and projects in different areas regarding climate change and adaptation. These partnerships are characterized by a combination of a long-term, targeted cooperation with the pooling of outstanding knowledge across the institutions. This provides the basis for a greater, common understanding of contents and processes. Morever, our strategic partnerships encourage mutual trust and promote the development of synergies.