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Euromontana Senate

What is the senate?

senate_ensembleThe consultative Senate consists of those senior members of Euromontana with a more constrained availability and those who have demonstrated that they can contribute by the special service they have given in the past.

Senate members


Past President of Euromontana and Honorary President of Euromontana, France


Founding President of the Groupe Montagne within FNSEA. Founding President of SIDAM. Founding President of AFDI (Agriculteurs Français et Développement International). Past President of the Chambre d’Agriculture de la Loire. Honorary President of Euromontana.



Past President of Euromontana, Scotland


Frank has been the President of Euromontana since 2000. He was employed as Head of International Affairs within Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the UK Government’s economic development and training agency for the whole of the North of Scotland. He is a member of the Monitoring Committee for the Northern Periphery Interreg III Programme and of the Management Committee of the Highlands and Islands Special Transitional Programme. He was the Chairman of the LEADER II Monitoring Committee for the Highlands of Scotland. Frank is also a Board Member and past-President of EURADA, the European Association of Development Agencies.


Past President of Euromontana and past treasurer, Switzerland

Gérard BEDOS

Past Vice-President of Euromontana, France

Breeds organic suckling calves. Occupational responsibilities: President of the Caisse Locale du Crédit Agricole (Quillan – 11), Vice-President of the Chambre d’Agriculture de l’Aude, President of SUAIA Pyrénées (an organisation that promotes farming development on behalf of the Chambres d’Agriculture Pyrénéennes), Member of the Conseil National de la Montagne.


Past Delegate General of Euromontana, France

Radu REY

Past Vice-President of Euromontana, Romania

Born in 1940. Veterinary doctor, specialized on food hygiene and mountain rural economy. Prof.dr – at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – Mountain Faculty – Iasi. Member of the Academy of Agricultural and Forest Sciences – Bucharest. More than 200 publications, 2 reference books for mountain agri-rural development.

1990-1993: President, Secretary of State, Romanian Mountain Area Commission/Ministry of Agriculture. 1994-2002: Director General, Director – National Agency of Mountain Area/MAPDR. 2002-2004: Director (adviser)/ Minister’s Cabinet/MAPDR- for mountain area. 1994-2004: Program coordinator – Training and Innovation Center for Development in the Carpathians – CEFIDEC Vatra Dornei. 2000-2004: Member – Executive Bureau of Euromontana. Honorary president – ANDRM “Romontana” and Mountain Farmers’ Federation – Dorna. Main author of official normative papers: “Mountain Law” (2004), “Delimitation of mountain area”, “Strategy of sustainable development of mountain area” (2004). Initiator: agri-mountain, vocational and university educational system. Rapporteur for the European Council.


Former President of Euromontana (2008 – 2012), France


André Marcon is a hotel manager at Saint-Bonnet le Froid (Haute-Loire in France) where he offers trips to discover the local nature. He is the president of UCCIMAC, the Union of chambers of commerce and industry of the Massif Central, which has now merged into MACEO. Since 2011, he has also been the president of CCI France, the National assembly of chambers of commerce and industry and vice-president of Eurochambers. He has been vice-President of the economic and social committee in France since 2004, member of the Permanent Board for Massif Central Committee since 1994, of the Permanent Commission of the National mountain council since 2002, of the Permanent conference for Tourism in rural areas since 2001, and of the National conference for spatial planning and territorial management since 2006. Locally he is also Mayor of Saint Bonnet le Froid, a position he has held since 1989, and vice-president of the “Communauté de commune du pays de Montfaucon”. Andrè Marcon is motivated to continue to serve Euromontana and the mountains of Europe. Former President of Euromontana (2008 – 2012) and currently Treasurer of Euromontana, André Marcon is motivated to continue to serve Euromontana and the mountains of Europe.

Martin PRICE

Former Vice-President of Euromontana (2008 – 2020), Scotland

Martin PRICE

Professor Martin Price, from the Perth College of the University of the Highlands and Islands, has been working on issues relating to sustainable development in mountain areas for over 25 years, particularly in relation to biodiversity/protected areas, forests, and tourism, and also using integrated approaches.  He has been involved in the coordination of three major Europe-wide studies on mountain areas, for DG Regio, the European Environment Agency, and ESPON, and is also active at the global level, with strong links to international organisations (including acting on behalf of Euromontana on the Steering Committee of the Mountain Partnership).  He has been Vice-President of Euromontana from 2008, and has participated in a number of EU-funded projects initiated and/or led by Euromontana


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Euromontana sur Twitter

Today @dubravkasuica released the EU Green Paper on #Ageing 🇪🇺 "The potential of less developed regions, including rural regions, can be further explored, for example to use opportunities emerging in the #silvereconomy" says the @EU_Commission ⬇️

How to encourage #SustainablePublicProcurement rules? The use of regional products from #ExtensiveAgriculture in schools' canteens? Short supply chains in mass catering? 🍽
👉 Discover 'Cuisinons notre région' an initiative of the @CantonduValais 🇨🇭

📣 Learn more on #innovation and #employment in rural areas by joining the final conference of the @interregeurope P-IRIS project on February 11
👇 Full programme and link to join 👇

The European Commission published a list of eligible measures under the new eco-schemes of the #post2020CAP including silvopastoral systems, transhumance, low intensity grass-based livestock system & more 👇

🌱 Mountain biosphere reserves & the #GreenDeal 👉 Relive last week's webinar through the report and recording from the event and see how to build #SmartMountains

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