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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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6 / 06 / 2019

Smart Villages: follow the guide!

The European Network for Rural Development published new briefings on Smart Villages earlier this month, offering guidance to national, regional and local policymakers on the implementation of the concept. Smart Villages has been a topic […]

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Key messages from Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis President of Assemblea di Corsica and Władysław Ortyl President of Podkarpackie - serwis samorządu województwa this morning at #Montana174 conference on Cohesion Policy in mountain areas 🌄👉 Mountains face specific challenges and infrastructure costs are higher👉 There should be an earmarking of funds for mountain areas 👉 Local people must be informed and trained to apply for Cohesion Policy funds👉 More support is needed for cross-border initiatives 🎥 Join us live from the European Committee of the Regions! ⬇us06web.zoom.us/j/81918000254?pwd=dFVZN29hdWprV3Q0eGZFUFQrQWpkZz09Programme ⬇www.euromontana.org/en/events/final-conference-how-to-foster-the-effective-uptake-of-cohesion-pol... ... See MoreSee Less
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🎥 We are live from the European Committee of the Regions ❗️Join us online for #Montana174's final conference & learn more on the 2021-2027 Cohesion Policy in mountain areas 🌄Zoom link 👇us06web.zoom.us/j/81918000254?pwd=dFVZN29hdWprV3Q0eGZFUFQrQWpkZz09Programme 👇www.euromontana.org/en/events/final-conference-how-to-foster-the-effective-uptake-of-cohesion-pol... ... See MoreSee Less
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📆 Our Montana174 project will be at the #EURegionsWeek !What tools and channels to use to easily and effectively explain Cohesion Policy to citizens? 🗨️We will discuss how to communicate on the 🇪🇺 cohesion funds in a workshop with Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa & EMA RTV - Onda Local de Andalucía Check out the programme and register 👇eu.app.swapcard.com/event/euregionsweek-2022/planning/UGxhbm5pbmdfOTYwMzg1 ... See MoreSee Less
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@Euromontana's Carla Lostrangio writes the newest @regstud Blog examining the opportunities for #Mountain #Regions from #CohesionPolicy programmes that have been tailored to the needs of mountain areas.

https://t.co/9SakjEZyN4

📢 #MOVING2020 is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher 🔎 to support the Project Coordinator in the scientific #management as well as to conduct #research in the field of #mountain sustainability and #resilience ⛰️

Check out all the details 👉 https://t.co/JPq1nqG6La

We will discuss how to maintain the attractiveness of our regions towards #youth & provide some insights from our mountain youth report! 🌄

📅 Join us online on 12 Oct 👇
https://t.co/YpOCmGCPPo

At #Montana174 event on #CohesionPolicy in mountain areas, @DPTeruel presented how the #ERDF boosts the development of the #SilverEconomy through our project! 📈

Find out more in their #cohesion stories⤵️
https://t.co/cTy5wpO125

ℹ️ More on SILVER #SMEs
https://t.co/LSCSl4y2O1

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Welcome to the #EUCAPNetwork!

@ENRD_CP, @EIPAGRI_SP & @ENRD_Evaluation are merging into a new network created to support #CAP strategic plans🤝

Let's #BloomTogether!🌻

The official launch event will take place in Brussels on 6 October 2022. Stay tuned!

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