GREAT has broken down the project into twenty objectives to achieve its aims. Each objective always involves a combination of EU and ICPC partners to promote knowledge exchange through research. The first fourteen objectives focus on scientific activities and have been grouped in four Work Packages to reflect the major research challenges in the geological and geotechnical response to climate change. Objectives 15-17 concern the activities aimed at generating sustainable long-term cooperation via the setting-up and submission of proposal for collaborative research. The last three objectives concern the activities aimed at exchanging knowledge at the network level.