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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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29 / 01 / 2020

Ecotourism trainings for handicraft entrepreneurs: a driver of sustainable tourism in the Carpathians

At a time when mass tourism is intensifying and concentrating on a few cities and destinations in Europe, with significant impacts on the environment but also on the lives of local people, it is crucial […]

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6 / 11 / 2019

The economic impacts of material cultural heritage in mountainous countries

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, on October 10, 2019, a session was organised by DG AEC (Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) and ESPON, to help understand the economic impact of material cultural […]

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27 / 06 / 2019

What is the environmental impact of winter sports pleasures?

The French Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition recently published the Environmental Atlas of ski resorts and municipalities with ski resorts. This atlas gathers data for each mountain range of France and presents environmental […]

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22 / 05 / 2019

From farm to fork: Romania launches on-farm Local Gastronomic Points

In 2019 Romania adopted a new set of measures facilitating the promotion of local products and enabling farmers to set Local Gastronomic Points on their lands. The package aims at encouraging rural development as well […]

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15 / 05 / 2019

Cultural Routes: an e-learning tool to drive mountain areas on the path of sustainable tourism

The first online training course on Cultural Routes is now available. Developed within the Routes4U programme, this e-learning module aims at fostering regional development in macro-regions through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. […]

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26 / 04 / 2019

Do the Alps need a sustainable tourism task officer ?

“Overtourism”, “smart management of tourist flows”, “protection of natural heritage sites” are part of the many challenges the Alpine region is facing. So far, different relevant initiatives have been developed in the territory, from eco-hostels […]

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1 / 03 / 2019

Are ecology and winter sports compatible? Focus on the Flocon vert label

Mountain Riders, a French education association for sustainable development, has created the Flocon Vert label to raise awareness of tourists on the climate cause and promote sustainable tourism. The objective is to reconcile snow tourism […]

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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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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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11 / 12 / 2018

Sign the AlpFoodway project’s petition to support the nomination of Alpine food heritage on the UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage list

In October 2018, the AlpFoodway project officially initiated the process for inscribing Alpine food heritage on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List. The project partners hope that this inscription will be the end result of this […]

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6 / 12 / 2018

MigrAction: Generations on the move

The development of a migration route The Valleys of Stura and Ubaye, in Italy and France, have always been at the heart of economic migration movements; from the Italian side, people moved to France to […]

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20 / 04 / 2018

Registrations for the XI European Mountain Convention on cultural heritage are now open!

  How can we turn an unreplaceable inheritance from the past into a game changer for our future? This is the objective of the XI European Mountain Convention on “Cultural Heritage as an Engine for […]

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The EU sets new targets to protect #biodiversity by 2030, with measures on:
🌱Protected and strictly protected areas
👩‍🌾Agricultural practices
🌲Forest biomass use
Discover how the #BiodiversityStrategy affects mountain areas in our latest article 👇
https://t.co/TAivGtiaoF

Le projet #SmartVillages est candidat pour les Regiostars 2020. Pour le soutenir, vous pouvez aller sur la page https://t.co/codAyahUGC, chercher "village" et cliquer💙
Le projet est une initiative stratégique de l'Espace alpin @_Eusalp et il est géré par le #SAB @Promontagna.

Want to make a real difference towards the #sustainability of mountain regions? Places are still available for @ThinkUHI' online Master starting in September! 📣
👇 More info on modules' content, entry requirements, course flexibility and certification 👇
https://t.co/LgeV2kMBIW

The #FarmtoFork Strategy is published! See in our article the proposed measures on:
🐑 promotion policy & sustainable livestock production
🧀 sustainable criteria for Geographical Indications
👩‍🌾 chemical inputs & agroecology
https://t.co/M0eLO98JdG

The Province of Teruel is organising its 4th stakeholders meeting online on May 28 from 11:00 📆 Join the discussion to learn more on the #SilverEconomy and to discover examples and #goodpractices from SILVER SMES in Aragon 👇
https://t.co/KloT3JeEyz

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