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What are the European Mountain Conventions?

The European Mountain Conventions are the major events for mountain stakeholders in Europe. Euromontana organises this event every two years together with one of its local member organisation in different European mountain regions. High-level and key people are invited to participate and the Conventions attracts up to 400 professionals and stakeholders from various sectors from all Europe –e.g. the European Commission, national ministries, local businesses, universities, and development agencies.

The European Mountain Conventions serve as a platform for networking, exchange of knowledge and partner search and have been very successful since their beginning in 1998.

XIIth European Mountain Convention – Smart Mountains

Sila National Park, 25-26-27 October 2022

The XII European Mountain Convention took place on 25 – 26 – 27 October 2022 in the Sila National Natural Park, Italy, by Euromontana in collaboration with Cia – Agricoltori Italiani. It brought together more than 150 mountain stakeholders from all over Europe to discuss a shared goal: how to make our territories more resilient and attractive in 2050?

The XII European Mountain Convention aimed at defining a sustainable strategy for the development of smart mountains towards 2050. It thus showcased smart initiatives for key sectors in mountain areas, such as tourism and agriculture, and discussions helped to provide the basis for more integrated and effective public policies, contributing to the sustainable development of mountain areas and the quality of life of mountain communities.

Outcomes of the XII European Mountain Convention

Previous conventions

25/09/2018 – 27/09/2018

2018 – Vatra Dornei, Romania – Cultural heritage

03/10/2016 – 05/10-2016
2016 – Bragança, Portugal – Climate change

22/10/2014 – 24/10/2014
2014 – Bilbao, Spain – Agriculture & mountain products

02/10/2012 to 04/10/2012
2012 – Chambéry, France – Youth

15/09/2010 to 19/09/2010
2010 – Lillehammer, Norway – Innovation

08/10/2008 to 10/10/2008
2008 – Brig, Switzerland – Mountain economy

14/09/2006 to 16/09/2006
2006 – Chaves, Portugal – Territorial cohesion

25/11/2004 to 26/11/2004
2004 – Rodez, France – Rural development

16/05/2002 to 18/05/2002
2002 – Inverness, Scotland – Rural development

17/03/2000 to 18/03/2000
2000 – Trento, Italy – Sustainable development

01/10/1998 to 03/10/1998
1998 – Lubljana, Slovenia – Employment

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