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28 / 09 / 2023

Promoting responsible recreation in popular natural sites: the Trolltunga experience

In Norway, the site of Trolltunga has seen an exponential increase in visitors, driven largely by social media. In 2009, 1,000 people made the journey to Trolltunga, 99% of whom were Norwegian hikers. By 2013, […]

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4 / 07 / 2023

El camino de los pilones: preserving cultural heritage to revitalise mountain areas

Mountain areas are rich in cultural heritage, but sometimes it is not protected or used in a sustainable way. “El camino de los pilones” or the “Pylons route” has been used in the province of […]

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27 / 01 / 2022

The Mountain Partnership publishes guidelines for the post-COVID recovery of sustainable mountain tourism

The FAO’s Mountain Partnership Secretariat and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently published the joint report Mountain tourism – Towards a more sustainable path. While tourism was the focus of the 2021 International […]

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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 […]

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23 / 11 / 2021

Climate change adaptation: Spessart’s all-year around tourism strategy

Spessart is a German range of low wooded mountains, in the states of Bavaria and Hesse in Germany. Each year, the region has about 1.35 million overnight stays and over 13-million-day visitors. In winter, skiing […]

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17 / 11 / 2021

Cultural heritage: an asset rooted in the territory synonymous with attractiveness for our mountains!

What does cultural heritage represent in mountain areas? How to better preserve and valorise this place-based resource? How can it be a driver for socio-economic changes in mountain areas? These are the questions to which […]

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4 / 11 / 2021

Cultural heritage can drive development and innovation in mountain areas says Euromontana

Mountains cover nearly 30% of the EU territory. Together with rural and remote areas they are home to 57% of the population and account for 46% of the gross added value produced in the EU […]

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15 / 06 / 2021

Sunna Alm: a carbon-neutral mountain restaurant

“Sunna Alm” is a mountain restaurant located in Pitztal, Austria. The restaurant is opened two thirds of the year and has opted for renewable energy to heat its building. Thanks to a combined used of […]

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28 / 05 / 2021

Between depopulation and massification: how to promote sustainable development in the mountains?

Some mountain regions are facing a combination of two challenges; on the one hand depopulation and lack of attractiveness to live and work in the territory all year long, and on the other hand a […]

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25 / 05 / 2021

Browse the new Guide on EU funding for tourism!

The European Commission recently published its web-based guide on European funds to support the recovery and development of the tourism sector across the Union within the 2021-2027 programming period. This guide will help you find […]

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19 / 05 / 2021

Neve Diversa: how mountain tourism can adapt to climate change?

A comprehensive report on winter tourism adaptation to climate change in Italy The Alpine ranges have warmed twice as much as the global average between the end of the 19th and the start of the […]

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22 / 03 / 2021

Green Velo: a comprehensive active tourism offer in Eastern Poland

Green Velo is a 2000 km cycling path running through Eastern Poland. Designed and developed thanks to the collaboration of 5 regions, the path promotes cycling as an alternative mobility to discover the area, including […]

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16 / 07 / 2020

A decision-making toolkit for smarter winter tourism

By Stefano Sala, researcher at UNIMONT – Università della Montagna Climate change and the call for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the efficient use of (renewable) energy, and more resilient winter tourism regions, forces ski resorts […]

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6 / 05 / 2020

How to support mountain tourism during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives

Many sectors are facing financial issues because of COVID-19 pandemic. The approaching summer raises the question of how to support the tourism sector, at a time when borders will probably remain closed in the next […]

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27 / 04 / 2020

Hiking routes to explore the impacts of climate change on mountains

Climate change’s effects are more and more visible in the Alps, with the retreat of glaciers and the shortage of certain species. In the framework of the Green Deal, the European Union will launch a […]

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🚨 Call for Session Contributors | DEADLINE: 1 MarchAre you passionate about environmental challenges and prospects for sustainable mountain regions? Share your insights and experiences at the MOVING Scientific Conference!📝 Submit your abstract (500 words) to moving.coord@uco.es by specifying your preferred session:➡️ Environmental challenges of mountain areas➡️ Value chain contribution to #resilience and #Sustainability➡️ The future of mountain areas💡 Don't miss this unique opportunity to exchange insights with the MOVING project and shape the future of mountain regions.All the details: bit.ly/3IaCrjq#MountainsMatter ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard about the pioneering school for shepherds and breeders in Italy? 🐑 The #LIFEProject @LIFE ShepForBio has created this initiative to teach participants the best practices for conserving pastoral habitats in three Italian regions ⛰️ Discover their work preserving our #Natura2000 sites 👉 bit.ly/4bFvggU#ShepForBio ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Save the Date! 🌟 Join us for an introductory online meeting on 21 February at 11:00 CET as we embark on a journey towards preserving the rich heritage of Carpathian pastoralism. Key Objectives of the Meeting: 🔹 Presenting the mandate of the Carpathian Convention and fostering cooperation for inscribing Carpathian pastoralism in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Humanity. 🔹 Sharing international experiences from the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralism (IYRP2026) and Romania's process for extending the Transhumance file under UNESCO. 🔹 Discussing avenues for extending the Transhumance file under UNESCO ICH or other means to promote Carpathian pastoralism. If you're passionate about preserving Carpathian pastoralism and keen to contribute, reach out to the Secretariat at info.carpathianconvention@un.org to join the conversation! 📸Photo by Sabrina Wisian🌾🏞️ #CulturalHeritage #UNESCO #CarpathianPastoralism ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for the upcoming LIFE Shepforbio online Discussion Forum, connecting pastoral schools, stakeholders and networks across Europe! 🐑 📅 22 February 2024 from 10:00 - 12:30 CET🔍On the Agenda:• Discussing a platform for the exchange of pastoral knowledge• The role of pastoral schools in regional & cross-regional initiativesAre you interested in joining and want to receive more details? DM us! 📧 Looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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