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Wifi4EU Initiative: implement wireless access points in your municipality [21 / 11 / 2017]

The European Commission has launched a new initiative to install wireless access points in centers of public life, like parks, town squares, public buildings, public libraries, hospitals, museums. The first call for proposals will be […]

How to facilitate the collection of used edible oils in mountain areas [20 / 11 / 2017]

The collection of food waste, including food oils, remains a major challenge for mountain areas. The project “La Baraque à Huile” is a solution for collecting edible oils in the French Alps. The project has […]

New call for proposals – CAP information campaign [15 / 11 / 2017]

The new call for proposals funding information measures on CAP was published. The proposal for information measures shall illustrate how the CAP contributes towards the delivery of the Commission’s political priorities. The deadline for submission […]

Alpine Pluralism Award 2018: what are your innovative services and practices for the integration of migrants? [14 / 11 / 2017]

The Alpine Pluralism Award 2018, organised under the Interreg Project PlurAlps – Enhancing capacities for a pluralistic Alpine Space, will be organised in Turin, in May 2018. Its goal is to make visible new and […]

CAP Communication released: towards a more result-based approach [10 / 11 / 2017]

The CAP Communication is officially expected by 29th November 2017. Nonetheless, the draft text (which is still under inter services consultation) has already been released. This article focuses on the main points of this draft […]

Euromontana launches a Project Platform for its members ! [7 / 11 / 2017]

Euromontana has just launched a new Project Platform brokerage opened to all its members. This new platform aims to develop new proposals among Euromontana’s members. Members will be able to publish their project ideas and […]

Broadband coverage in Europe: where do rural and mountain areas stand? [6 / 11 / 2017]

 The European Commission publishes every year since 2013, a mapping of the broadband coverage in Europe. The new report “Broadband Coverage in Europe 2016: Mapping progress towards the coverage objectives of the Digital Agenda”, analyses […]

Implementation of the EU optional quality term “mountain product”: where do we stand in the different Member States? [2 / 11 / 2017]

Rewarding 15 years of Euromontana commitment to the topic of mountain products, the use of the optional quality term (OQT) “mountain product” was protected in November 2012 by the European Union with the (EU) regulation […]

Smart Villages : a new EC initiative to focus on rural revitalisation [1 / 11 / 2017]

The Smart Villages Initiative of the European Commission is one key initiative of the last years of the current programming period and is expected to continue in the future one. With an action plan of […]

Take part in the EU Circular Economy Platform! [30 / 10 / 2017]

The European Economic and Social Council (EESC) and the European Commission have jointly launched a European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. The aim is to provide a platform to facilitate the exchange of good practices and […]

Conference “How to better valorise mountain food products?” – Proceedings are now available [27 / 10 / 2017]

The EU mountain products legislation is alive, now it is time for producers and Member States to really seize this opportunity to give more added value to mountain areas. On 18th October 2017, around 100 […]

Overcoming the “costs of non-Europe” in EU border regions [27 / 10 / 2017]

Euromontana attended a workshop focused on the barriers and potentials for growth and development in EU border regions. The workshop was organised by the Regional Studies Association on Tuesday 10 October 2017 during the European […]

Abandoned terraces adopted to support mountains [27 / 10 / 2017]

The project “Adotta un terrazzamento” [“Adopt a terrace” in English] aims at regulating and expanding the mountain farming activities by giving any interested person the opportunity to adopt a terrace and provide a direct or […]

Future of Cohesion Policy: where do we stand? [26 / 10 / 2017]

Euromontana advocates for a Cohesion Policy that focuses more on territorial cohesion and fully takes the mountain specificities into account as presented during the event Euromontana has organised with DG Regio on “Cohesion policy in […]

9th meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation of the EIP-Agri [25 / 10 / 2017]

The 13th October 2017 took place in Lisbon the 9th meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation of the EIP-AGRI (European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability). Damiana Maiz, from HAZI, represented Euromontana during the […]