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“Mountain municipality – Youth, our future”: a label to encourage mountain municipalities to act for youth [17 / 05 / 2022]

Youth migration is a major issue for many mountain areas; due to the lack of satisfying socio-economic opportunities or of territorial attractiveness, many villages are faced with the departure of younger generations. This demographic decline […]

The new World Network of Mountain Biosphere Reserves kicks-off [13 / 05 / 2022]

The first meeting of the World Network for Mountain Biosphere Reserves (WNMBR) took place on 12 May 2022 and was the opportunity to launch the network’s activities. The WNMBR was officially launched in December 2021, […]

Ummadum: a reward-based carpooling model for a more sustainable mobility [5 / 05 / 2022]

In some mountain areas, residents have no alternative to the car for daily commuting. Ummadum is an Austrian carpooling app that works on a reward model and involved companies and municipalities. The aim is to […]

Euromontana calls on mountain actors to uptake the cohesion policy funds to meet the challenges of our regions [4 / 05 / 2022]

Mountain areas cover nearly 29% of the European Union and 13% of its population. This means that about one citizen every sixth lives in mountains. These regions provide several ecosystem services to all European’s population such as quality food and […]

GORTA: when social innovation helps revitalise abandoned land [14 / 04 / 2022]

The abandonment of agricultural land in the Rioja Valley, Spain, is a growing problem with consequences for the attractiveness and competitiveness of the region, but also for the maintenance of landscapes and local biodiversity. Existing […]

Get support from the European Commission and the OECD to engage mountain citizens in the new Cohesion Policy! [12 / 04 / 2022]

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional Policy is offering technical assistance by experts from the OECD to managing authorities, intermediate bodies or beneficiaries and to civil society organisations to implement in an innovative way the […]

Return of Young People to Aragon: supporting access to employment in mountain regions [31 / 03 / 2022]

The lack of qualified and diversified jobs affects the attractiveness of some mountain areas. The recent Euromontana report on mountain youth shows that, on a European scale, access to education and employment are the two […]

Euromontana launches a Discussion Forum for pastoral schools across Europe [30 / 03 / 2022]

In June 2022, Euromontana will launch a Discussion Forum among different pastoral schools across Europe. Organised in the frame of the LIFE ShepForBio project, this Discussion Forum aims to create a common space where pastoral […]

Euromontana welcomes the designation of 2026 as International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists [29 / 03 / 2022]

The United Nations adopted on 15 March 2022 the resolution proclaiming 2026 the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists. The text highlights the connections between pastoralism and diverse ecosystems, cultures, and traditional knowledge of coexistence […]

Ongoing adaptation efforts insufficient to tackle climate change in mountain areas says new IPCC report [15 / 03 / 2022]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published the second part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, which includes an entire Cross-Chapter Paper on Mountains. This new report […]

What European policy frameworks to support pastoralism? [11 / 03 / 2022]

Over the past decades, the abandonment of mountainous areas has largely been due to the reduction in the number of pastoral farms and shepherds. In the last months, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the […]

Soča Evergreen: a year-round tourism strategy in the Soča Valley [3 / 03 / 2022]

The Soča Valley in Slovenia is a popular destination for outdoor tourism. However, the high seasonality of activities can have negative effects on the concentration of tourist flows, on sensitive natural areas and on the […]

FIRE-RES goes live! [2 / 03 / 2022]

Today, the website of the FIRE-RES project went live. An opportunity to get better acquainted with this Green Deal project demonstrating the implementation of Integrated Fire Management concepts and supporting the transition towards more resilient […]

2022 calls for agri-products promotion campaigns: funding opportunities for mountain products [17 / 02 / 2022]

On 1st and 2nd February 2022, the European Research Executive Agency held the Info Day on the Call for Proposals for the 2022 EU Promotion Programme for Agricultural Products. The promotion policy calls are an […]

Balcões Móveis: bringing administrative services closer to mountain citizens [16 / 02 / 2022]

The closure of public administrations and the access to services of general interest are challenges that arises in more and more mountain territories, especially if they are isolated. To address this problem, the Intermunicipal Community […]

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