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How can cities and regions finance climate action? [6 / 10 / 2017]

Local and regional authorities face many obstacles in accessing funds to finance climate action (whether it be adaptation or mitigation), both from public and private sources. Within this context, the Committee of The Regions, Commission […]

EUSALP : The European Parliament mobilizes 2 millions of euros [5 / 10 / 2017]

The French Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires (CGET) released, in its newsletter, the information regarding the European Parliament’s decision to make 2 million of euros available, from its 2017 budget, to the EU strategy […]

The online Policy Learning Platform opens its door to policy-makers and all interested parties [5 / 10 / 2017]

The Assembly of European regions (AER) is responsible of animating the new Policy Learning Platform of Interreg Europe. We share here the item of news written by AER about opening of the platform to policy-makers […]

3rd Interreg Central Europe call open until January 2018 [4 / 10 / 2017]

The third Interreg Central Europe call for proposals was launched on 21 September and will stay open until 25 January 2018. Around 60 million euros are available for funding projects under this call. The typical project […]

The Alpine Pearls: a car-free mobility experience for your holidays [3 / 10 / 2017]

   The Alpine Pearls initiative aims to set up innovative tourism offers that respect the environment. The network currently has 25 villages (known as “Pearls”) scattered across Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland, six Alpine […]

2017 Eurostat regional yearbook: a focus on rural areas [2 / 10 / 2017]

Eurostat has recently published its regional yearbook providing statistics and data collected in the 28 Members States of the EU. This yearbook focuses on different subjects such as health, education and training, labour market, research […]

The European Commission’s 10 actions to boost growth and cohesion in European border regions [30 / 09 / 2017]

The European Commission published a Communication on how to overcome hurdles and obstacles to improve cross-border cooperation, on 20th September 2017. Its main proposals were discussed during a conference organised by DG Regio on 20-21 […]

Results of the latest Eurobarometer survey on climate change have been published! [30 / 09 / 2017]

A Eurobarometer survey was carried out in the 28 Member States of the European Union in March 2017 on the topic of climate change. This latest edition of the survey covers four main areas: Perceptions […]

How the “Centrales Villageoises” in France enhance collective renewable energy production in rural and mountainous areas [11 / 09 / 2017]

The Centrales Villageoises (“Village Centers”, in English) are local companies aiming at developing renewable and sustainable energies in rural and mountain territories in France by involving citizens, local communities and businesses. Context and origin of […]

Have your say on the EU’s food supply chains! [8 / 09 / 2017]

Based on the work of DG AGRI’s Agricultural Market Task Force, the European Commission has launched an open consultation to improve the food supply chain in the EU. The consultation focuses on three aspects of […]

A few thoughts on the EESC’s opinion of the Cork 2.0 Declaration [7 / 09 / 2017]

On the 6 July 2017, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an own-initiative opinion “From Cork 2.0 Declaration to concrete actions”, led by rapporteur Sofia Björnsson of the NAT (Agriculture, Rural Development and […]

EU Support to Broadband in Mountain Regions [6 / 09 / 2017]

Mountain areas suffer from low connectivity The last Digital Economy and Society Index, known as DESI, shows that rural connectivity is on the rise but still far below the average European access of 76% of […]

Welcome to our new member: the Western Norway Research Institute [30 / 08 / 2017]

The Western Norway Research Institute has just joined Euromontana ! Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) is an assignment-based research institute located in Sogndal in Sogn and Fjordane County on the west coast of Norway. Established […]

How a mobile caravan was converted into a mobile healthcare centre in remote areas in Finland [28 / 08 / 2017]

A mobile caravan was converted and fitted out as a mobile healthcare centre to provide an easy-to-access medical service to people living in rural and remote areas in Finland. The nurses working in the bus […]

Mountain tourism: do you know these good practices? [21 / 08 / 2017]

For many, the months of July and August are synonymous with holidays … in the mountains. In Europe, there are more and more tourists who go to the mountains for their holidays; 150 million in […]