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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 (Sila Park, postponed September 2021)

“Smart mountains: how to make our territories attractive and future-oriented?”

The XII European Mountain Convention aims to define a sustainable strategy for the development of smart mountains towards 2050.

The Convention goals are to present the economic, social or environmental challenges faced by European mountains and provide innovative solutions to these. It will thus showcase smart initiatives for key sectors in mountain areas, such as tourism and agriculture, and will 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.

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Previous conventions

25/09/2018 – 27/09/2018

2018 – Vatra Dornei, Romania

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

22/10/2014 – 24/10/2014
2014 – Bilbao, Spain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"#Agriculture is crucial for mountains but we also need companies, craftmen, #services. People like mountains but they leave because there is no kindergarten, no infrastructures. The quality of life is crucial, mountains go beyond agriculture" @HerbertDorfmann
#SmartMountains

"Europe's mountains are really diversified. An efficient mountain policy must be a smart mix of EU, national and local policies to address the issues of each territory" @HerbertDorfmann on #SmartMountains policy for the future

"Thanks to our network and #ICT technologies we were able to continue selling our products, paying #farmers and producing #quality products which are socially and economically important for mountains" A. Ravasio from the DOP #Strachítunt consortium 🧀🇮🇹
#SmartMountains

"The #COVIDー19 crisis was an opportunity for mountain areas to show how innovative and smart they can be🌄
The #SmartVillages concept and @SmartVillagesEU project can support rural remote communities" G. Lentini from @CPoliedra
#SmartMountains

"Resilience is also adaptation" says our President J. Gutierrez to launch our first webinar on #SmartMountains
Speakers' experiences to cope with the #COVIDー19 in mountain areas will provide feed for thought for our 12th European Mountain Convention, postponed to 2021

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