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16 / 09 / 2021

Between Lleida and La Pobla: an on-demand train in the Pyrenees

In the High Pyrenees of Catalonia, an on-demand railway line connects 17 rural villages every day. The model of the service was reshaped by regional authorities to keep the line efficient and viable while maintaining […]

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6 / 07 / 2021

Digital Alps: Partnering with Broadband Competence Offices to build a digital connectivity roadmap for the Alpine Region

By Ashya Lane-Spollen, Digital Communications Manager BCO Network Support Facility Mountain regions have much to gain from digitalisation and broadband connectivity. There is great potential for Smart Villages, SMEs, and access to online services in healthcare, education […]

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11 / 05 / 2021

Smart Villages: join the new SmartAlps network!

The Interreg Alpine Space project SMARTVillages held its final conference on the 29th April 2021. From 2018 to 2021, this project contributed to the development of the Smart Villages concept and to its adaptation to […]

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28 / 04 / 2021

Rural mobility: a need for debate and policy action at EU level

By Andrea Lorenzini, SMARTA project Throughout rural Europe, most people have little or no choice about how they travel. Their only choice is whether they can travel at all. Almost all travel is made by […]

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21 / 04 / 2021

Sankt Veit low carbon daily mobility strategy

Sankt Veit im Pongau, Austria, is a village counting around 3,700 people. To decrease car dependency in the area and decongest roads, regional stakeholders designed and implemented a tailored made low-carbon transport strategy targeting the […]

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30 / 03 / 2021

How to improve mobility and air quality in rural and mountain areas?

Mobility is a crucial topic for rural and mountainous areas, Euromontana therefore organised on 25th March 2021, the workshop “Improved mobility, improved air quality in rural and mountain areas” in the framework of the EU […]

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8 / 01 / 2021

The new EU Mobility Strategy: mixed announces for mountain people

The European Green Deal calls for a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transport, in order for the EU to become a climate-neutral economy by 2050. To achieve this objective, the European Commission published […]

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27 / 11 / 2020

Progresses in rural high-speed broadband but efforts still needed

The European Commission recently published its annual Report on Broadband Coverage in Europe (EU 28, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland). The publication shows that progress has been made since 2018 in terms of Internet access in […]

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16 / 10 / 2020

Flugs: shared electric cars for cheap and sustainable transport

Flugs e-carsharing is a flexible mobility offer in East Tyrol, Austria. Maintained and expanded after a pilot phase in 2015, Flugs enables local communities and tourists to rent an electric car to travel in throughout […]

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18 / 09 / 2020

EU Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility: bringing mountain territories into the transition

In the framework of the EU Green Deal, the European Commission announced the adoption of a new Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility to help reducing transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050. Euromontana […]

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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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Renewable energy sources at your doorstep? Read about the solutions developed by the projects HUGE and ALPGRIDS in our article on the Interreg highlights blog: https://t.co/n5EFg0VgWr

This article is part of the Interreg European Grean Deal series.
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⛰️🏘️ The upcoming @_Eusalp City-Mountain conference will explore urban-rural cooperation in different fields & feature a keynote speech from the #AlpineConvention Permanent Secretariat on #ClimateAction in #AlpineCities!
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We are looking for our new Director in Brussels, to start in January 2022 🌄 Join the team to promote #SustainableDevelopment in the mountains & manage a European network

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