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News – Agriculture and Rural Development

19 / 09 / 2022

The European Rural Pact: what is it and how to get the mountains on board?

The creation of a Rural Pact was announced in June 2021 in the EU’s Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas. The Rural Pact is designed to involve all levels, including national, regional, and local authorities. It aims […]

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13 / 07 / 2022

Euromontana commits to the Rural Pact Community

Euromontana can help delivering on the Rural Pact. This was the message from our President Juanan Gutierrez at the Rural Pact conference in Brussels last 15 and 16 June. The Rural Pact is one of […]

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6 / 07 / 2022

The EIP-AGRI is looking for experts on land abandonment, biodiversity, and social farming!

The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) launched a call for 3 new Focus Groups: Enhancing the biodiversity on farmland through high-diversity landscape features: the Focus Group should contribute to reaching at least 10% of agricultural […]

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30 / 06 / 2022

Rural development does not sufficiently foster economic diversification, says European Court of Auditors

The Common Agriculture Policy does not contribute enough to diversifying the rural economy, recently concluded the European Court of Auditors in its special report on Durability in rural development. Through its Pilar 2, the CAP […]

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9 / 06 / 2022

Mountain farming most at risk of decline, finds a European Parliament study

Almost all EU regions are experiencing a long-term structural change in farming, with an increase in average farm sizes and a concentration of production on fewer and larger farms, according to a recent study commissioned […]

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14 / 04 / 2022

GORTA: when social innovation helps revitalise abandoned land

The abandonment of agricultural land in the Rioja Valley, Spain, is a growing problem with consequences for the attractiveness and competitiveness of the region, but also for the maintenance of landscapes and local biodiversity. Existing […]

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30 / 03 / 2022

Euromontana launches a Discussion Forum for pastoral schools across Europe

In June 2022, Euromontana will launch a Discussion Forum among different pastoral schools across Europe. Organised in the frame of the LIFE ShepForBio project, this Discussion Forum aims to create a common space where pastoral […]

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29 / 03 / 2022

Euromontana welcomes the designation of 2026 as International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists

The United Nations adopted on 15 March 2022 the resolution proclaiming 2026 the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists. The text highlights the connections between pastoralism and diverse ecosystems, cultures, and traditional knowledge of coexistence […]

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11 / 03 / 2022

What European policy frameworks to support pastoralism?

Over the past decades, the abandonment of mountainous areas has largely been due to the reduction in the number of pastoral farms and shepherds. In the last months, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the […]

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6 / 01 / 2022

EU Rural Pact launched: authorities invited to join the community!

In December 2021, the European Commission officially launched the EU Rural Pact of the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas, an initiative whose purpose is to mobilise rural stakeholders, facilitate the exchange of experiences and boost […]

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16 / 11 / 2021

2022 work programme of the European Commission: what policies for the mountains next year?

What European policy action will impact the mountains in 2022? Euromontana analysed the European Commission’s annual work programme for the year to come. From the European Green Deal to digitalisation of transports, mitigation of the […]

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15 / 11 / 2021

The European Rural Observatory must support the analysis of post-COVID-19 ruralisation trends argues Euromontana

How to encourage generation renewal, young people to stay, newcomers to settle? Which barriers do they face and how policies can help to overcome them? These were the questions raised during the conference of the […]

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8 / 11 / 2021

“Stay in the countryside – it pays off”: showing young people the opportunities in Polish mountainous regions

Many young people leave mountain regions because they see few opportunities on the labour market and have no prospects for the future. In four Polish mountainous regions, a campaign was conducted to inform young people […]

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27 / 10 / 2021

Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas: Euromontana auditioned by the French Senate

Marie Clotteau, Director of Euromontana was auditioned on 14 October 2021 by the members of the Socialist, Ecologist and Republican Group of the French Senate on the recent Communication of the European Commission on the […]

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18 / 10 / 2021

Euromontana presents recommendations to preserve mountain grasslands and pastoralism

On 7th October 2021, Euromontana participated to the virtual event “From transhumance to shepherd schools: environmental, cultural and economic value of pastoralism” organised in the framework of the Interreg Italy-France Maritime Cambio Via project. This […]

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XII European Mountain Convention | They will be there to discuss 🇪🇺 policies! ➡️ Elisa Ferreira EU Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms➡️ Herbert Dorfmann Member of the European Parliament 🆕 Discover all the speakers on the new webpage ❗️www.emc2022.info/speakers📆 25-26-27 Oct 2022📌 Sila Natural Park & Biosphere ReserveFull programme & registration 👇www.emc2022.info/#SmartMountains #IYM2022 CIA-Agricoltori Italiani della Calabria Europe in my region EPP Group in the European Parliament ... See MoreSee Less
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Here we go! Kick-off meeting with all partners on 4-5 October in #Frankfurt #Germany to launch the new #RUSTIK project.
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Pleased to be part of the @UNmountains's adventure again for the next 5 years! 🌄 With our member @CentroMontanha we will bring the voice of European mountains to the international level!
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Today at #RNAssembly we discuss the 🇪🇺 #EURuralVision, the #RuralPact Community and the new @eucapnetwork 🌄 Ready to bring the mountains on board! 🤝

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