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9 / 10 / 2023

The MountResilience project kicks-off: helping European mountain communities adapt to climate change

MountResilience kicked-off in Ponte di Legno (Italy) on the 19th – 20th and 21st September 2023. MountResilience (Accelerating transformative climate adaptation for higher resilience in European mountain regions) targets mountain territories and their communities to help […]


27 / 04 / 2023

Informing and training to help better communicate natural risks in the mountains

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 […]


25 / 04 / 2023

No indiscriminate afforestation in the mountains: Euromontana welcomes European Commission guidelines

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 […]


20 / 04 / 2023

Heat and drought in 2022 point to a tough 2023 for mountains

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 […]


30 / 03 / 2023

Climate change in the mountains: key messages from the latest IPCC report

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 […]


14 / 03 / 2023

Citizen science turns people into alpine lakes observers

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 […]


1 / 12 / 2022

Mountain grasslands’ conservation status is not set in stone, states Euromontana at Oreka Mendian Final Seminar

75% of Europe’s grasslands are in an unfavourable conservation status. This is the observation shared by Euromontana during Oreka Mendian’s final seminar in Arantzazu (Spain) last 15 October. Grasslands are the third most important habitat […]


21 / 11 / 2022

The UN reports on sustainable development in mountain areas

Every 3 years, the FAO and the Mountain Partnership prepare for the United Nations a report on the progress of sustainable development in the mountains. With only 8 years left to implement the objectives of […]


18 / 10 / 2022

Green Deal going local: discover the handbook for local and regional authorities

The European Committee of the Regions published its Green Deal Going Local Handbook. Part of its “Green Deal Going Local” campaign, the handbook aims at helping local and regional authorities delivering on the objectives of […]


5 / 10 / 2022

Romania celebrates the National Mountain Day

By Ph.D eng. Dănuț Ungureanu – Director of the Romanian National Agency of Mountain Area Romania celebrates the “National Mountain Day” each September 14, which marks the traditional date of the end of grazing in […]


21 / 09 / 2022

Dinara back to LIFE: restoring mountain grassland birds’ habitats

Mountain grasslands in Dalmatia are facing a loss of biodiversity due to the decrease of grazing practices. Rural migration and land abandonment are leading to the progressive reforestation of these pastures and to an increase […]


13 / 05 / 2022

The new World Network of Mountain Biosphere Reserves kicks-off

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, […]


2 / 02 / 2022

Euromontana welcomes the balanced definition of strictly protected areas

The new European Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, presented in May 2020, set new objectives for the protection of biodiversity in the European Union. Among these objectives, the strategy sets the target of achieving 30% of […]


13 / 01 / 2022

Find out how Cohesion Policy improved the daily life of mountain citizens since 2014

Montana174 is a 12-month large communication campaign on the Cohesion Policy in mountain areas, funded by the European Commission – DG REGIO, and coordinated by Euromontana. Montana174 explains in simple and concise terms how the […]


1 / 12 / 2021

Forest fires worsens year by year: what is the status in Europe?

On October 2021, the Joint Research Centre published the 21st edition of its annual report on forest fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa related to the year 2020. According to this report, in […]


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Plenty of food for thought to amplify the voice of European mountains at our 2023 General Assembly! 🌄🔸 Inspiring discussions the Rural Vision and climate change🔸 Lots of ideas for our future work on pastoralism and energy🔸 Clear synergies for future mountain projects🔸 Exciting exchanges with our new members Looking forward to our next edition ❗ ... See MoreSee Less
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Packed room for our skills conference today in Brussels 🔛🔸 Opportunities & challenges for skills in mountains in transitions🔸 Initiatives to create & attract talents in our regions🔸 How the EU Rural Vision can support in attracting skills#EuropeanYearOfSkills #Talent4Regions ... See MoreSee Less
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