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11 / 12 / 2019

Visiting mountain villages during the European Rural Parliament

The 4th European Rural Parliament was organised in November 2019 in the mountainous region of Asturias in Spain. The village of Candas hosted the event which gathered more than 300 participants including rural people, representatives […]

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15 / 11 / 2019

Smart Villages in mountain areas: how to achieve the transition?

The Smart Villages concept was the main focus of the  seminar “Smart Villages, a smart concept?” dedicated to mountain areas in particular and held in Esino Lario, Italy, last October 25 2019. The event was […]

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6 / 11 / 2019

The economic impacts of material cultural heritage in mountainous countries

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, on October 10, 2019, a session was organised by DG AEC (Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) and ESPON, to help understand the economic impact of material cultural […]

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5 / 11 / 2019

An agro-silvo-pastoral model for a more sustainable agri-food production in Mediterranean mountains

Life Polyfarming is a regenerative agriculture project that combines forest resources, livestock and crops to recover a fertile soil in Mediterranean mountain areas. The project, co-financed by the European Commission’s LIFE program, is led by […]

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29 / 10 / 2019

The future of pastoralism: a key tool for forest fire prevention

By Isabeau Ottolini, Environmental Social Scientist “With every 0,002€ invested in territorial management, we save 1€ otherwise spent on extinguishing forest fires”. With this phrase Marc Castellnou – head of the Catalan Firefighters – opened […]

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25 / 10 / 2019

The Committee of the Regions encourages more efforts to promote pastoralism and keep vibrant mountains

Euromontana congratulates the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the unanimous adoption of its report “Pastoralism” by Jacques Blanc on 9 October 2019. Euromontana had contributed to the preparation of this report in spring 2019 […]

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24 / 10 / 2019

Smart Villages: from theory to practice

During the 2019 European Week of Regions and Cities, the session on “Smart Villages: overcoming the divide between urban and rural areas” organised by DG REGIO was an opportunity to discuss what the concept can […]

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1 / 10 / 2019

Revitalising rural areas thanks to villages’ bistros: a practice guide from Massif Central

In rural areas, in particular in the most remote ones, bistros and cafes are places for local communities to meet but most of them also provide services and organise cultural events. The French government announced […]

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18 / 09 / 2019

Join Euromontana at the 2019 European Rural Parliament for vibrant rural mountainous areas!

Euromontana will participate in the 2019 edition of the European Rural Parliament, organised in the mountainous region of Asturias, Spain, from November 6 to 9. The event will be the opportunity to reflect on the […]

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25 / 07 / 2019

14th meeting of the subgroup on innovation of the EIP-AGRI

On 14 June 2019, took place in Brussels the 14th meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation of European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability. This subgroup meets three times a year to decide on […]

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25 / 07 / 2019

“We are here to find solutions”: Intergroup on SMART Villages for Rural Communities – Sparsely populated, Mountainous And Rural Territories

Intergroup – A parliamentary tool for the development of mountain areas Intergroups are trans partisan working group of the European Parliament, enabling MEPs from various countries and political groups to discuss current challenges. Although they […]

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24 / 07 / 2019

The importance of social innovation for Smart Villages development in the Alps

On May 23rd and 24th, 2019, the Italian region of Valle d’Aosta hosted a conference on “Smart Villages – a common perspective through different visions” in the Alps. As one of the events organised during […]

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3 / 07 / 2019

How to foster social farming in mountain areas?

On June 25, 2019, Euromontana attended a conference in Brussels on “Social Agriculture and Care Farm: Work opportunity, Social Partnership and Inclusion” organised by the Care-T-Farms project. Care-T-Farms is an Erasmus + programme, willing to […]

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14 / 06 / 2019

Large Carnivore damage compensation and prevention measures: the European Commission revises State Aid rules

Within the EU, the support for achieving coexistence of humans with large carnivores can be financed through different mechanisms, such as State Aid, the Common Agriculture Policy (Rural Development Programmes), and the LIFE programme. Recently, […]

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7 / 06 / 2019

Mountain foresters & farmers, the floor is yours!

The EIP-AGRI is seeking for your experiences and testimonies for its workshop “Small is smart” on innovative solutions for small agricultural and forestry holdings. Taking place in Bucharest, Romania, on 29-30 October 2019, this two-day […]

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Améliorer les perspectives des #jeunes vivant en #montagne !
Les #communes suisses ont jusqu'au mois décembre pour déposer leur candidature, afin d'obtenir le label du #SAB : "Commune de montagne - La jeunesse, notre avenir".
https://t.co/6JbnxgcZbm

This morning our Director Marie Clotteau was invited to exchange on the Long-Term Vision for #RuralAreas during an hearing at the French @Senat, where Senator @patrice_joly is preparing a resolution on the #LTVRA

🔥 New EU project 🔥
With FIRE-RES we have 4 years to increase Europe's resilience towards #ForestFires! 35 partners to set up 11 Living Labs and innovate to protect forest 🌲
https://t.co/n1NLCGkJdK

Retrouvez le 1er de 3 podcast en français sur la stratégie de l’Union européenne pour la Région Alpine.
Au programme de celui-ci : la jeunesse.

https://t.co/cmAFg8bQlJ

Une création @_Eusalp avec @euradio_fr

@ANCTerritoires @auvergnerhalpes @Euromontana #Alpes @UEFrance

Problématiques de mobilité en milieu rural =manque d'attention spécifique dont l'Europe pourrait se faire l'activateur tant les enjeux sont comparables. Ici colloque montagne @Euromontana, présentation du programme SMARTA et aussi des solutions comme @RezoPouce

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