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1 / 09 / 2021

New EU Forest Strategy for 2030: are mountains out of the woods?

The European Commission published in July 2021 the new EU Forest Strategy, repealing the 2013 one and setting new objectives towards 2030. Although long overdue, as the last Forest Strategy ended in 2020, the new […]

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29 / 06 / 2021

Integrated data to anticipate forest fires in Mediterranean mountains

Fire is the most significant natural threat to forests and wooded areas in Mediterranean mountains. Their natural ecosystems, rich in shrubs, are especially vulnerable to fire and climate change fosters wildfire risks due to the […]

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19 / 04 / 2021

Europe’s 2030 forest must be multifunctional

As the European Commission is currently preparing its next EU Forest Strategy for 2030, Euromontana contributed to the public consultation to share its recommendations on the sustainable management of mountains’ forests. Euromontana calls for a […]

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9 / 12 / 2020

The EU Forest Strategy for 2030: enhancing the resilience of forests and regional value chains

As part of the Green Deal, the European Commission should present in the beginning of 2021 the new EU Forest Strategy for 2030, repealing the 2013 text. Forests are the most common land cover of […]

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17 / 11 / 2020

Mountains’ protected areas hard-hit by forest fires in 2019, says a new report

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission recently published the 20th edition of its annual report on forest fires, revealing that 400.000 hectares burned in the EU in 2019. A figure that needs to […]

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20 / 10 / 2020

Euromontana alerts against encouraging large-scale afforestation in the next EU Forest Strategy

During the last plenary session of the European Parliament in October 2020 the report of MEP Petri Sarvamaa on the “European Forest Strategy – the way forward” was adopted. This report reflects the position of […]

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2 / 09 / 2020

Revitalising the Piccole Dolomiti wood value-chain with local charcoal production

In the prealpine area of Piccole Dolomiti, chestnut trees are part of the local heritage but have lost their traditional role for the local economy over the past 50 years. Foresters want to restore the […]

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4 / 12 / 2019

Forest Innovation Workshop 2020: registrations are open!

  Forestry and forest-based circular economy play a major role in the EU climate, energy and bioeconomy policies. Since 2014, Euromontana has joined forces with other organisations to foster innovation in the sector by organising […]

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21 / 10 / 2019

Call for speakers: represent mountain forestry at the 4th Forest Innovation Workshop

  The Rosewood network is organising the 4th Forest Innovation Workshop “Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on Innovation in Forest Management, Use of Wood and Forest-related Services”. Started in 2014 as a joint initiative of relevant […]

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5 / 07 / 2019

Helping the unemployed to get out of the woods

The Spanish Foundation “Caja de Burgos” initiated together with the Provincial Council of Burgos a forestry training for rural unemployed persons from the Province. The course aimed at answering the education needs of local unemployed […]

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7 / 06 / 2019

Mountain foresters & farmers, the floor is yours!

The EIP-AGRI is seeking for your experiences and testimonies for its workshop “Small is smart” on innovative solutions for small agricultural and forestry holdings. Taking place in Bucharest, Romania, on 29-30 October 2019, this two-day […]

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29 / 04 / 2019

Our forests, our future

Forests cover 42% of the European Union territory and are part of our natural heritage. If they are currently facing various issues, such as forest fires, they can also be part of the answer to […]

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21 / 03 / 2019

International day of forests 2019

Coinciding with the first day of the spring season, Thursday 21th March is the International Day of Forests 2019. Of particular importance for the EU, forests cover 40% of the EU’s land area, including half […]

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19 / 02 / 2019

Enhancing the cultural heritage of mountain areas: a new booklet of good practices

Inspired by the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the Schignano Workshop (Province of Como, Italy) and from the XI European Mountain Convention, ERSAF (the Lombardy regional body for agricultural and forestry services) published a […]

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6 / 02 / 2019

Advanced International Course on Social Innovation in Rural Areas

A one-week training course will be organised in the framework of the H2020 EU-funded project Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM) on 18-22 November 2019 to […]

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Mountain #youth, pitch your project!

👩‍🦱 Open for young people between 16 & 25
🏔 4 categories for alpine #SustainableDevelopment
💡 Up to 5.000 euros reward
‼ Deadline to apply 31 Oct

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Join us for a 1 day event on #transhumance 🐮 We will be discussing the values and benefits of #pastoralism and presenting some recommendations to support it!

📅 7 October
📌 Online

Programme & registration 👇
#orekamendian #CambioVia
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#DemographicChange: our member @DPTeruel acts to boost the #SilverEconomy sector and develop more goods & services for #OlderAdults in rural & mountainous areas 💡

How can we make rural areas, which provide us with food, homes, jobs and essential ecosystem services, more attractive and dynamic? How can we effectively address the issues of emigration, population ageing, mobility, the digital divide between urban and rural areas?

Join us on Oct 13 for the #EURegionsWeek 🇪🇺 We will present the first results of our European study on mountain #youth

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