Rethinking territorial balances between urban and rural areas in the European Mountains

Map Unavailable

Date / Heure
Date(s) - 20 Nov 2019
9 h 30 min - 13 h 00 min

Emplacement
Brussels - Belgium


 

Rethinking territorial balances between urban and rural areas in the European Mountains: how can innovation support win-win solutions?

 

According to the OECD, territorial relationships have deeply changed in recent decades. Improvements in communication technology, increasing movements of peoples and goods, and changes in land use have reshaped the relationships between urban and rural areas. This is also true for mountain areas, where large metropoles like Milano have recently been integrated in new development strategies – such as the macro-regional strategy for the Alps.

Urban and rural areas are interconnected through different functions (demographic, economic, delivery of public services, provision of ecosystem services…). To encourage an integrated functional approach based not only on win-win partnerships but also on the recognition of the added value brought by rural areas, mountain territories should be recognised not only for their attractive landscapes and good quality of life, but also for their expertise, economic contribution, and capacity for innovation.

Technological and social innovation is a key component in mountain areas. It can help increase the visibility of these territories and valorise exchanges between urban and rural areas in mountains while recognising their differences.

During this conference, Euromontana gave the floor to representatives of the European Commission, researchers, representatives of regions and practitioners. Speakers explored how innovation can help develop win-win solutions between urban and rural areas in the mountains. The event was also an opportunity to investigate on the possibilities to support this vision within the framework of the new Cohesion Policy.

 

Presentations

The issue of innovation as a tool to rebalance rural-urban linkages were addressed within two different sessions gathering representatives from European institutions and from regional authorities as well as stakeholders from the innovation and development sectors in mountain areas. For more details, please consult the agenda.

 

Proceedings

The proceedings of the conference including a summary of each speaker’s presentation are available here.

 

Pictures

Pictures of the conference are available here.

Share

Euromontana sur Facebook

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: (#12) caption field is deprecated for versions v3.3 and higher
Type: OAuthException
Code: 12
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.

Euromontana sur Twitter

Join us on Oct 13 for the #EURegionsWeek 🇪🇺 We will present the first results of our European study on mountain #youth

Programme & registration 👇

📣Nous vous attendons le 13 octobre !

📌Ne ratez pas les interventions de @_VictoriaAlsina @Euromontana @BilianaSirakova @EUinmyRegion & les jeunes Joan Jiménez, représentant les #Pyrénées, & Eva Dušak, représentant les #Alpes @_Eusalp

Inscrivez-vous👇🏿
https://t.co/E7cAwiujND

Renewable energy sources at your doorstep? Read about the solutions developed by the projects HUGE and ALPGRIDS in our article on the Interreg highlights blog: https://t.co/n5EFg0VgWr

This article is part of the Interreg European Grean Deal series.
#MadewithAlpineSpace #interreg

⛰️🏘️ The upcoming @_Eusalp City-Mountain conference will explore urban-rural cooperation in different fields & feature a keynote speech from the #AlpineConvention Permanent Secretariat on #ClimateAction in #AlpineCities!
🗓️ 7.10 📍 Grenoble

ℹ️ https://t.co/yXYZAe670C

📣We are recruiting!

We are looking for our new Director in Brussels, to start in January 2022 🌄 Join the team to promote #SustainableDevelopment in the mountains & manage a European network

Apply by 20 Oct!
Offer & details 👇
https://t.co/abrwP21re5

Load More...