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11 / 05 / 2021

Smart Villages: join the new SmartAlps network!

The Interreg Alpine Space project SMARTVillages held its final conference on the 29th April 2021. From 2018 to 2021, this project contributed to the development of the Smart Villages concept and to its adaptation to […]

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30 / 04 / 2021

Pastoral schools on the rise: Italy welcomes the “Scuola Nazionale di Pastorizia”

Transferring pastoral knowledge to preserve vibrant rural areas Over millennia, pastoral societies have accumulated knowledge and skills on how to successfully manage pastoral systems. Their work contributes to maintain vibrant rural areas, benefitting the rural […]

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26 / 04 / 2021

Heavy centralisation risks shifting new Common Agricultural Policy away from citizens and business needs

CoR press release 23/04/2021​ As the discussions on the role of regions in the future CAP enter the trilogue phase, the European Committee of the Regions ask the Council and the Commission to fall in […]

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20 / 04 / 2021

OREKA MENDIAN Booklet of good practices is out!

In April 2021, OREKA MENDIAN published a booklet of good practices showcasing 31 inspiring examples for the sustainable management of mountain grasslands gathered across 18 European countries. These good practices will inspire farmers, breeders and […]

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16 / 04 / 2021

European regions must have a central role in the governance, management and delivery of the future CAP!

Press release 15/04/2021 On the eve of the first trilogue negotiations on the territorial dimension and the governance of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Agriregions Coalition, AREFLH, AREPO and Euromontana, representing together more […]

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15 / 04 / 2021

Spain launches a Rural Proofing project

By Laura Gascón Herrero, Provincial Government of Teruel, member of Euromontana’s Board of Directors In Spain, the G100 Rural Proofing project aims to develop a Spanish model for rural proofing. The G100 initiative is led […]

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14 / 04 / 2021

For 2026 as the International Year of Rangelands & Pastoralists: Euromontana supports the initiative

In 2020, EU Member States as a bloc agreed to support the idea of an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) in 2026, during the 27th session of the FAO Committee on Agriculture and […]

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18 / 03 / 2021

4 working axes to expect in the EU Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas

The European Commission is expected to publish its Communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas in June 2021. With two months to go, where do we stand in the discussions on the Long-Term Vision […]

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15 / 03 / 2021

EP Think Tank underlines Euromontana’s contribution to the Smart Villages concept

The Smart Villages concept, developed under the 2016 Cork Declaration, has been more and more tested and implemented in rural areas. The approach is an additional tool for territorial development and can contribute to bridging […]

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26 / 02 / 2021

CAP negotiations and Long Term Vision: feedback from the last expert group on rural development

The last Civil Dialogue Group on Rural Development, chaired by Dominique Fayel from Euromontana, was organised on 11th February 2021. During this meeting, the current state of play of the CAP negotiations, such as the […]

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23 / 02 / 2021

Key P-IRIS’ messages about rural innovation networks

By Lars Hustveit, Vestland County Municipality The Interreg Europe P-IRIS project, focused on policies to improve the efficiency of innovation networks in rural areas, held its final conference on February 11, 2021 to present the […]

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10 / 02 / 2021

Low-carbon dairy farm: reducing the climate impact of milk production in the mountains

« Ferme laitière bas carbone », literally Low Carbon Dairy Farm aims to promote agricultural practices and actions to reduce by 20% the carbon footprint of milk production by 2025. This French approach is led by the […]

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2 / 02 / 2021

Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas: where do we stand?

The Communication of the Commission on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas (LTVRA) is planned for June 2021. To prepare this Communication, a roadmap and a public consultation were open in the Autumn 2020. Mario […]

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22 / 01 / 2021

Policy recommendations to drive Alpine villages on the road to smartness

The Alpine Space SMARTVillages project published its policy recommendations to support the development of Smart Villages in the alpine area. Discussed during the project’s international conference in November 2020, these recommendations will be handed out […]

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21 / 01 / 2021

Post-2020 CAP: eco-schemes should support mountain farming

Eco-schemes are a new tool under pilar 1 of the post-2020 CAP; aiming at greening the CAP, they are compulsory for Member States in their Strategic Plans but not mandatory for farmers. Member States are […]

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🏔 Last chance to register to our next #SmartMountains webinar on #ClimateChange adaptation in mountain areas!

What changes for businesses with 2°c more?❄️How can they adapt? What support is provided by the 🇪🇺?

Programme & last registrations 👇
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We're proud that4️⃣Interreg Alpine Space projects are among the applicants! 👏

Our projects applied in the following categories:
🚊 #LinkingAlps + @AlpinnoCT for the topic of the year
🏙️ @AIpBioEco for URBAN Europe
🟢 #ATLAS for GREEN Europe

Fingers crossed! 🤞🏆 https://t.co/r3YaBPZu68

¿Sabíais que el proyectode #agricultura regenerativa @polyfarming que coordinamos desde el CREAF se incluye como un modelo inspirador para @Euromontana? 😍

https://t.co/vKQbUro36T

What have we achieved with our @interregeurope project @Silver_SMEs? 🆕 Discover the project's results and get inspired by our good practices on the #SilverEconomy, policy recommendations on #ageing, videos from rural Europe & much more in our factsheet 👇
https://t.co/b8nQwuC9OF

"Can the Carpathians become a dynamic area with a high quality of life? Definitely🌄Should it be at the detriment of the #environment? Absolutely not, #SustainableDevelopment is the only way forward" says Marie Clotteau this morning at East Poland House event on #MacroRegions

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