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1 / 04 / 2021

A Rural Taxi with Medical Purposes

In the Province of Castellón (Spain), the lack of transport offer challenges the quality of life of local communities and complicates the access to healthcare infrastructures for vulnerable groups. To facilitate the access to care […]

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24 / 06 / 2020

Alpine Maternity: social innovation improves healthcare in mountain areas

In 2015, in the Bern Canton, Switzerland, the obstetric department at Zweisimmen hospital was closed. As a response, the local population (counting about 3 000 inhabitants) created in the same year a cooperative to maintain […]

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18 / 05 / 2020

How to develop services of general interest in the Alps?

Services of general interest (SGI) like telecom connections, energy supply, postal and transport services are of vital importance for mountain and rural areas. In the Alpine area, a Think Tank is making reflections on the […]

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4 / 05 / 2020

Meanwhile in Norway: the coronavirus crisis puts emergency preparedness in rural mountain municipalities on the agenda

By Tor Arnesen, senior research scientist at the Eastern Norway Research Institute About half of the Norwegians has access to a second home, and many people divide their time and lives between an apartment in the […]

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2 / 04 / 2020

A cross-border hospital to make up for the lack of medical care in the Pyrenees

The EGTC Hospital of Cerdanya is the first cross-border hospital in Europe. Located in the municipality of Puigcerdà, in Spain, a few meters from the French border, it aims at providing healthcare services on both […]

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24 / 02 / 2020

A village delivery service for the rural ageing population

Spain is among the European countries with the highest share of people aged 80 and more, with 6% of their population belonging to this age group (Eurostat, 2016, data on life expectancy). In addition, most […]

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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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19 / 02 / 2019

Enhancing the cultural heritage of mountain areas: a new booklet of good practices

Inspired by the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the Schignano Workshop (Province of Como, Italy) and from the XI European Mountain Convention, ERSAF (the Lombardy regional body for agricultural and forestry services) published a […]

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12 / 02 / 2019

Good practices of rural sustainable mobility presented during SMARTA workshop

Started in May 2018, SMARTA  – Sustainable shared mobility interconnected with public transport in European rural areas (developing the concept of ‘smart rural transport areas’) – is a two-year European-funded project which aims to understand […]

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5 / 11 / 2018

Boosting cross-border regions with eGovernance solutions

During the European Week of Cities and Regions 2018, organised in Brussels, on 9-11 October 2018, a session focused on how digital solutions can help public administrations boost growth and reduce the obstacles and administrative […]

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Last week the @FAO endorsed the @IYRP2026 👏Euromontana welcomes this decision and calls for 🇪🇺 Member States to vote in bloc in favour of the proposal in Sept 2021 at the @UN to support #pastoralism
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¿Eres joven? ¿Te interesan las montañas? Encuesta de @Euromontana para evaluar los deseos y retos a los que se enfrentan jóvenes de 18 a 29 años para vivir en la montaña en toda Europa https://t.co/PHQtzT3rBL

⛰️ #HAZI comparte la #encuesta de @Euromontana para evaluar los deseos y desafíos de la #juventud de las zonas de montaña de Europa. 10 años después de un primer estudio, esta encuesta mostrará la situación actual de los/as jóvenes

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Proud that @Euromontana includes the European LIFE @polyfarming project about #regenerativeagriculture 🥕🍎🌿🐄 as an inspiring model, in the recently published handbook of good practices!

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An incredibly important study - we highly encourage 18-29 years olds living in European mountain areas to take part! https://t.co/WUT1EoL6MX

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