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The EU to label craft and industrial geographical indications [15 / 05 / 2023]

The European Union institutions have reached an agreement in early May on non-agricultural geographical indications. The protection of European craft and industrial products has been discussed for several years, with reports and studies published from […]

Informing and training to help better communicate natural risks in the mountains [27 / 04 / 2023]

The Alps are particularly vulnerable to floods due to their topography and atmospheric conditions that can cause large and sudden flooding events. This is particularly the case in the Trento Province, where floods are not […]

No indiscriminate afforestation in the mountains: Euromontana welcomes European Commission guidelines [25 / 04 / 2023]

Afforestation of mountain areas can be counterproductive for the conservation of habitats and species, as pointed out by the European Commission in its recently published guidelines for Biodiversity-Friendly Afforestation, Reforestation and Tree Planting aimed at […]

Heat and drought in 2022 point to a tough 2023 for mountains [20 / 04 / 2023]

2022 is a record year in Europe, according to the European State of the Climate report published today by the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service. The summer of 2022 has been the warmest on record […]

Opti’soins: a mobile maternity unit for mountain women [13 / 04 / 2023]

In some mountainous regions, women face growing inequalities in access to maternity care. In Auvergne (France), 220 municipalities are located 30 minutes or more from the nearest health care structure. The “Opti’soins” initiative was launched in […]

Funding mobile services in ageing villages to improve quality of life for older adults [31 / 03 / 2023]

Population ageing is expected to accelerate in many rural and mountainous areas in the coming decades. This trend poses challenges for the quality of life of older people, particularly in terms of ensuring the availability […]

Climate change in the mountains: key messages from the latest IPCC report [30 / 03 / 2023]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the Synthesis Report of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report. It summarises the state of knowledge on climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and on mitigation […]

Euromontana welcomes the opinion of the European Committee of the Regions on harnessing talent in Europe’s regions [27 / 03 / 2023]

Tailor-made policies are needed to tackle brain drain and depopulation, stressed the European Committee of the Regions in a recent opinion adopted on 16 March. The opinion follows the publication by the European Commission of […]

Citizen science turns people into alpine lakes observers [14 / 03 / 2023]

Water is an important natural resource in the mountains. Alpine lakes provide many ecosystem services to mountain and lowland communities. However, water resources are under increasing pressure and better water management is needed. In the […]

Rural Europe can become more resilient to demographic change say EU and regional representatives at SILVER SMEs closing conference [2 / 03 / 2023]

Rural and mountain areas can find solutions to demographic change and ageing. This was the main message of the final conference of the SILVER SMEs project, held in Brussels on 21 February. Rural Europe is […]

“Good for biodiversity, good for the climate: hay milk, simply good”: promoting the environmental sustainability of mountain foods [14 / 02 / 2023]

Mountain products are generally considered by consumers to be very tasty, but the general public is not necessarily aware of their sustainability. Yet mountain farming provides many ecosystem services, including for protection of biodiversity. Austrian […]

2023 calls for agri-products promotion campaigns: funding opportunities for mountain products [2 / 02 / 2023]

The calls for proposals for the EU 2023 agricultural products promotion programme are launched! These calls are an opportunity for farming organisations to promote mountain products through ambitious and creative communication campaigns. Through these campaigns, […]

The EU published its new Report on the Impact of Demographic Change [30 / 01 / 2023]

Rural Europe is more affected by demographic change. This is the message shared by the European Commission in its “Report on the impact of demographic change – in a changing environment”. Presented by European Commission’s […]

Serre Chevalier: a leading ski area in renewable self-consumption [24 / 01 / 2023]

Ski resorts have a key role to play in the energy transition and climate change mitigation. Some ski areas have started to produce renewable energy. In the French Alps, the Serre Chevalier ski area has […]

EU Commission proposes support to regions facing a talent development trap [20 / 01 / 2023]

The European Commission presented its Communication on “Harnessing talent in Europe’s regions”. Released on 17 January, the text proposes measures to address the lack of workforce and skilled employees, a trend that is affecting many […]

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We are live from the Cévennes for the LIFE Shepforbio study visits! 🐑➡ Visits to shepherds and sheep farmers, introduction to educational tools on pastoralism and biodiversity, and exploration of Causses et Cévennes - Patrimoine Mondial - a UNESCO world heritage site for its Mediterranean agro-pastoral landscapes 🏞Learn more on the project 🔗 dream-italia-euprj.eu/life/lifeshepforbio/LIFE Programme DREAm Italia L'Institut Agro Florac Parc national des Cévennes ... See MoreSee Less
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Happening today ➡️ we are in the Cévennes at L'Institut Agro Florac to talk about pastoralism and natural habitats management at the first LIFE Shepforbio conference! 🐑On the agenda 🌱 plenary sessions on policies and good practices for ecosystem services and biodiversity protection and workshops for pastoral schools!Learn more: dream-italia-euprj.eu/life/lifeshepforbio/LIFE Programme DREAm Italia Parc national des Cévennes Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur - CEN PACA ... See MoreSee Less
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