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How the “Centrales Villageoises” in France enhance collective renewable energy production in rural and mountainous areas [11 / 09 / 2017]

The Centrales Villageoises (“Village Centers”, in English) are local companies aiming at developing renewable and sustainable energies in rural and mountain territories in France by involving citizens, local communities and businesses. Context and origin of […]

Have your say on the EU’s food supply chains! [8 / 09 / 2017]

Based on the work of DG AGRI’s Agricultural Market Task Force, the European Commission has launched an open consultation to improve the food supply chain in the EU. The consultation focuses on three aspects of […]

A few thoughts on the EESC’s opinion of the Cork 2.0 Declaration [7 / 09 / 2017]

On the 6 July 2017, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an own-initiative opinion “From Cork 2.0 Declaration to concrete actions”, led by rapporteur Sofia Björnsson of the NAT (Agriculture, Rural Development and […]

EU Support to Broadband in Mountain Regions [6 / 09 / 2017]

Mountain areas suffer from low connectivity The last Digital Economy and Society Index, known as DESI, shows that rural connectivity is on the rise but still far below the average European access of 76% of […]

Welcome to our new member: the Western Norway Research Institute [30 / 08 / 2017]

The Western Norway Research Institute has just joined Euromontana ! Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) is an assignment-based research institute located in Sogndal in Sogn and Fjordane County on the west coast of Norway. Established […]

How a mobile caravan was converted into a mobile healthcare centre in remote areas in Finland [28 / 08 / 2017]

A mobile caravan was converted and fitted out as a mobile healthcare centre to provide an easy-to-access medical service to people living in rural and remote areas in Finland. The nurses working in the bus […]

Mountain tourism: do you know these good practices? [21 / 08 / 2017]

For many, the months of July and August are synonymous with holidays … in the mountains. In Europe, there are more and more tourists who go to the mountains for their holidays; 150 million in […]

Promotion Programme: an interesting funding opportunity for mountain products [17 / 08 / 2017]

Elena di Bella from Citta Metropolitana di Torino represented Euromontana in the last Civil Dialogue Group meeting on Quality and Promotion that was held on 30th June 2017 in BRussels. During this meeting, the main […]

The Committee of the Regions adopts a position on Social Innovation [16 / 08 / 2017]

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) unanimously adopted an opinion on social innovation during the plenary session of 11 May 2017. The opinion is entitled “Social innovation as a new tool for addressing societal challenges” […]

The Alpine Convention published the 6th Report on the State of the Alps on Green Economy [24 / 07 / 2017]

The Alpine Convention published the 6th Report on the State of the Alps on “Greening the economy in the Alpine region”. The Report identifies the opportunities, benefits and challenges for the development of a Green […]

Position of the Committee of the Regions on the future of Cohesion Policy in the EU [21 / 07 / 2017]

On the 18th May 2017, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) organized an event on “The future of Cohesion Policy in the EU” gathering EU institutions representatives and many stakeholders. The event followed the adoption […]

Euromontana is looking for a project officer on Cultural Heritage for its next EMC [20 / 07 / 2017]

The Euromontana network seeks to prepare its XI° European Mountain Convention on “Cultural heritage as an engine for Creativity, Innovation and Socioeconomic Development for the future of mountain areas”(happening in September 2018). For this purpose, […]

First results of the CAP consultation have been published [18 / 07 / 2017]

The first results of the consultation on the modernization and the simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took place between February and May 2017, have been published in a report by ECORYS. DG […]

The European Charter for Mountain Quality Food Products is now available in Bulgarian [17 / 07 / 2017]

The European Charter for Mountain Quality Food Products is a tool to mobilize a range of actors around concrete actions to promote and valorize mountain food products. The Charter aims to encourage the European Union […]

Be ready: 3rd call for Interreg Central Europe will be soon published [14 / 07 / 2017]

The third Interreg Central Europe call for proposals will be published on 21 September 2017. It will be launched at the programme conference in Berlin. Indeed, 20 years ago the first transnational Interreg programme was launched […]