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Discover the European Commission’s new map of territorial development strategies [26 / 03 / 2020]

The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) recently launched a new online tool to identify territorial strategies implemented in the European Union.   Get inspired by other mountainous territories’ strategies The interactive map […]

Social Innovation in Rural Areas: discover our MOOC! [25 / 03 / 2020]

On Marc 30, 2020, the Horizon2020 SIMRA project (Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas) is launching a 3 weeks Massive Online Open Course on Social Innovation in Rural Areas. This course will drive you across […]

EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies postponed [24 / 03 / 2020]

In the current context due to COVID-19, the European Commission will focus its activities on a limited number of files in the coming weeks. On March 18, 2020, the European Commission published a list of […]

Discover the Bulgarian logo for the optional quality term “mountain products” [23 / 03 / 2020]

Mountainous areas in Bulgaria cover 53.3% of the overall surface and account for nearly 38% of all utilized agricultural areas. In light on the relevance of mountains areas for its national economy, Bulgaria has been […]

EIP-AGRI Call for interest: show how mountain farming can be carbon neutral [19 / 03 / 2020]

The European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture (EIP-AGRI) is organising a one-and-a-half-day workshop “Towards carbon neutral agriculture” on 17 and 18 June 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia. In view of the event, the EIP-AGRI is looking for […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Vlatko Andonovski, from MAKMONTANA (North Macedonia) [18 / 03 / 2020]

The Republic of North Macedonia is a mountainous country, with mountains and semi-mountains comprising more than 65% of the national territory. In North Macedonia 30% of the population live in mountain areas. To promote good […]

A toolbox to better involve the youth in mountain governance [16 / 03 / 2020]

Many young people leave mountain regions because they see few opportunities on the labour market and have no prospects for the future. Moreover, most policy makers are not aware of the benefits of a young […]

2020 work programme of the European Commission: make your voice heard [12 / 03 / 2020]

On January 29, 2020, the new European Commission published its annual work programme, forecasting several communications and new strategies in the coming months of crucial importance for our mountain areas. The new strategies announced will […]

Save the date: XII European Mountain Convention on “Smart Mountains” 29 & 30 Sept and 1 Oct 2020 [11 / 03 / 2020]

  Euromontana and CIA – Agricoltori italiani are co-organising the XII European Mountain Convention in Sila National Natural Park, Italy, on 29 & 30 September and 1 October 2020. The European Mountain Conventions are major […]

Snowshoe hiking in Nansens footstep [10 / 03 / 2020]

By Windy Kester Moe, Eastern Norway Research Institute A long row of colourful jackets, hats and small talk is ploughing through the deep snow at Valbjørgmorka in Vågå, Norway. Some hikers have ski poles; others […]

Internship opportunity – May to October 2020 [4 / 03 / 2020]

Euromontana is the European association for cooperation and development of mountain areas. Its aims are to promote mountain territories as territories with a future and to improve the quality of life of mountain populations, building […]

Read SILVER SMEs’ 6th newsletter! [3 / 03 / 2020]

  Did you know that 32% of the European Union’s older adult’s population lives alone? Loneliness and lack of adapted services make seniors more vulnerable in rural and mountainous areas. This is why SILVER SMEs […]

The European Green Deal – mountain communities can make a big difference claims the CoR [27 / 02 / 2020]

In February 2020, during the first plenary session of the recently renewed European Committee of the Regions (CoR) members adopted the opinion “Towards sustainable neighbourhoods and small communities – Environment policy below municipal level” by […]

Farm to Fork Strategy: be ready by the end of March [26 / 02 / 2020]

As part of the new European Green Deal, DG SANTE will publish a “Farm to Fork” strategy in spring 2020, in close cooperation with DG AGRI and DG MARE in particular. This article sets out […]

A village delivery service for the rural ageing population [24 / 02 / 2020]

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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DG REGIO created a new interactive map for you to get inspired by other regions' territorial strategies! Discover the different Operational Programmes, ITIs and #CLLD implemented in mountain areas and see what is possible for your #post2020 programming! 👇
https://t.co/0Wz6Qc9Clj

What is #socialinnovation? Why does it happen? Sign-up for the exciting new #MOOC on Social Innovation in Rural Areas produced by @simra_eu, coordinated by @MariaNijnik @HuttonSEGS and starting on 30th March. Details at https://t.co/8CroUjM20z

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FONCIMED is organising a conf on the challenges of #land tenure in Mediterranean mountains in Oct 2020 in Corsica 📆 Contributions on land management and its connections with agri-landscape-biodiversity policies are accepted until 15/05/2020
See the call: https://t.co/cMornUh3vy

Join the 3 weeks MOOC developed by @simra_eu!
🔸Explore the potential of #socialinnovation for rural areas
🔹Get inspired by some examples & #goodpractices
🔸Learn how to assess your innovation
🔹Discover how policies can support rural innovators
https://t.co/eq6XeEon5n

What triggers #socialinnovation in marginalised rural areas and how can policies support rural innovators at different level?
Answer with @bill_slee and Lauren Mosdale from @simra_eu 👇
https://t.co/jTOsoze0id

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