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Date(s) - 15-19 Sep 2010
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European Mountain Convention, Lillehammer, Norway
“European Mountain Regions – A spirit of Innovation”
Innovation, in conjunction with research, is part of the ”EU 2020 strategy” the European Union and its Member States
recently chose to respond to the economic crisis and to energize European businesses.
“The exit from the crisis should be the point of entry into a new sustainable social market economy, a smarter, greener economy, where our prosperity will come from innovation and from using resources better, and where the key input will
be knowledge.” (Source: EU 2020 strategy )
Being the main event in the European mountain calendar the 7th European Mountain Convention will adapt to this focus
in order to contribute to the establishment and better understanding of innovation throughout Europe. Entitled
“European Mountain Regions – A spirit of Innovation”, the conference will examine the process of innovation and tools needed in order to innovate. A common understanding of innovation will be achieved through the presentation of innovation theories and practical examples. Furthermore, we will focus on sectors that are essential for the development
of sustainable mountain areas. We will examine good practices and knowledge in areas, such as energy, protected
areas, tourism, forestry and public sector.