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2 / 06 / 2020

Planning ahead: Broadband and education in the mountains beyond Covid-19

By Martin Price, Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, for NEMOR. During the current Covid19 crisis, we have become ever more dependent on the quality […]

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22 / 05 / 2020

Improve rural broadband: follow the guide!

The European Broadband Competence Office (BCO) published a handbook on rural broadband, as part of the European Commission’s Action Plan on Rural Broadband. Targeting both promoters and policy makers, it presents solutions to improve broadband […]

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17 / 04 / 2020

Sarantaporo community network: a social innovation to connect people

Back in 2010, a young group of people in Sarantaporo (central Greece, near the Olympus mountain) decided to take action to develop connectivity in their village, where telecom operators had found no interest and viability […]

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8 / 04 / 2020

The European Year of rail: make it work for mountainous regions

On March 4, 2020, the European Commission proposed to make 2021 the European Year of Rail. The proposal aims at enhancing the objectives of the Green Deal in terms of sustainable mobility by focusing on […]

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8 / 11 / 2019

Coworking spaces in the Swiss mountains: boosting creativity and attractiveness

Lower Engadine, Switzerland, is a peripheral area facing different issues common to other mountain areas such as depopulation, especially youth leaving for cities, loss of jobs and dependency to tourism. To address the challenge of […]

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6 / 05 / 2019

2019 Broadband awards: are you fast enough?

The European Commission has launched the 2019 edition of the Broadband awards. This broadband competition across Europe aims at showcasing projects improving high-speed network, highlighting good practices and facilitating the exchange of digital expertise. Winners […]

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25 / 04 / 2019

“Together it’s better”: carpooling initiative in the Jura Arc

The carpooling project in the Jura Arc promotes car sharing in this mid mountain region underserved by public transports. The initiative aims at facilitating local workers’ moves while at the same time encouraging social connections […]

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12 / 04 / 2019

Regions’ call to speed broadband access in Europe

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) asked for a Digital Europe for all last week at the Broadband Platform meeting with the European Commission. Created in 2017, the platform establishes a regular political dialogue between […]

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12 / 02 / 2019

Good practices of rural sustainable mobility presented during SMARTA workshop

Started in May 2018, SMARTA  – Sustainable shared mobility interconnected with public transport in European rural areas (developing the concept of ‘smart rural transport areas’) – is a two-year European-funded project which aims to understand […]

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9 / 01 / 2019

Digitalisation in Tourism: In-depth analysis of challenges and opportunities

The Commission has published a new study on digitalisation in tourism to analyse the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation in tourism, how these challenges and opportunities affect different stakeholder groups, and to discuss how they […]

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4 / 06 / 2018

Rezo Pouce, hitch-hiking to improve rural mobility

Rezo Pouce is a solution to tackle mobility issues in rural areas. It offers a free, environmentally-friendly and user-friendly mode of transport, by promoting the practice of hitchhiking, in an organised and secure manner. Rezo […]

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19 / 11 / 2013

Good Practice of the Week: Discobus in Burgenland

In rural and mountain areas for young people who have no access to a private car, going out at weekends is a problem. Until the start of the “Discobus” parents either had to worry about […]

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Our voice for the next @UNecosoc meeting 👉 Mountain matters to make the post-2020 period a real decade for action towards #SustainableDevelopment 💪🌱
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Did you know that 🇪🇸, 🇸🇪, 🇵🇹, & 🇫🇷 are in the top 10 of EU countries with the highest share of older people living in rural areas?
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"The #Covid19 pandemic is an opportunity to counteract depopulation in #mountain areas" 👉https://t.co/Ihqpy74Ucl an article by Jorge Gimeno Pawlowski, member of the @cie_for board.

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📄✍️🏼Las organizaciones del Movimiento Rural Europeo, entre las que se encuentra @ELARD_aisbl, subrayan la importancia de los territorios rurales para la recuperación post #COVID19

🇪🇺🌾🏘️Apostamos por el enfoque CLLD/LEADER y por una Agenda Rural Europea

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The #Covid19 crisis, made us more dependent on our #broadband connections 📡 Martin Price from @ThinkUHI explores the impacts of the #digital divide for mountain areas and shares inspiring examples for #remotelearning & more 👇👇
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