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27 / 03 / 2023

Euromontana welcomes the opinion of the European Committee of the Regions on harnessing talent in Europe’s regions

Tailor-made policies are needed to tackle brain drain and depopulation, stressed the European Committee of the Regions in a recent opinion adopted on 16 March. The opinion follows the publication by the European Commission of […]

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14 / 11 / 2022

YESpecialists: boosting entrepreneurship education for youth employment in the mountains

Many rural and mountainous areas face the outmigration of young people, who leave to seek employment in urban areas. In order to face the employment challenge and to improve the image of mountain work, the […]

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7 / 07 / 2022

Training unaccompanied minors to mountain jobs for a future in the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees are experiencing various socio-demographic trends in the mountains, including an ageing population, an exodus of young people and an increase in the number of unaccompanied minors. By offering training in traditional mountain sectors, […]

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28 / 06 / 2022

How can Cohesion Policy help tackling brain drain in rural and mountainous areas?

On 21st June 2022, Euromontana co-organised with the RUMRA & Smart Villages intergroup the event “Rural brain drain: How can the Cohesion Policy help reverse the trend?”. Hosted by the Member of the European Parliament […]

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23 / 06 / 2022

Euromontana shares recommendations to tackle brain drain in mountain areas

In the framework of the European Year of Youth, the European Commission is currently working on a Communication on brain drain and how to mitigate challenges associated with population decline  using the tools and funds […]

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17 / 05 / 2022

“Mountain municipality – Youth, our future”: a label to encourage mountain municipalities to act for youth

Youth migration is a major issue for many mountain areas; due to the lack of satisfying socio-economic opportunities or of territorial attractiveness, many villages are faced with the departure of younger generations. This demographic decline […]

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31 / 03 / 2022

Return of Young People to Aragon: supporting access to employment in mountain regions

The lack of qualified and diversified jobs affects the attractiveness of some mountain areas. The recent Euromontana report on mountain youth shows that, on a European scale, access to education and employment are the two […]

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24 / 01 / 2022

Being young in a mountain area: Euromontana’s report is out!

Euromontana, the European Association of Mountain areas, releases a new European wide report on mountain youth, 10 years after its first survey. Carried out with the support of Euromontana members and in collaboration with Educ’Alpes […]

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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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25 / 11 / 2021

Romanian mountains must do their best to remain attractive to young people, says our Vice-President Radu-Adrian Rey

Euromontana’s Vice President, Radu-Adrian Rey, was invited on 12th November 2021 for an interview by the national radio channel Radio Romania Antena Satelor to present some key findings of Euromontana’s survey on mountain youth. After […]

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18 / 11 / 2021

What sustainable jobs for young people in the mountains?

The Erasmus+ project “Youth4EmblematicMountains”, which follows the Interreg Med project EMbleMatiC, recently organised the « train the trainers » series of webinars to reflect on innovative education tools for mountain youth and investigate their aspirations […]

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16 / 11 / 2021

2022 work programme of the European Commission: what policies for the mountains next year?

What European policy action will impact the mountains in 2022? Euromontana analysed the European Commission’s annual work programme for the year to come. From the European Green Deal to digitalisation of transports, mitigation of the […]

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15 / 11 / 2021

The European Rural Observatory must support the analysis of post-COVID-19 ruralisation trends argues Euromontana

How to encourage generation renewal, young people to stay, newcomers to settle? Which barriers do they face and how policies can help to overcome them? These were the questions raised during the conference of the […]

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10 / 11 / 2021

2022 will be the European Year of Youth

Announced last September by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, the European institutions want to make 2022 the European Year of Youth and the official proposal is published. By doing so, the […]

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8 / 11 / 2021

“Stay in the countryside – it pays off”: showing young people the opportunities in Polish mountainous regions

Many young people leave mountain regions because they see few opportunities on the labour market and have no prospects for the future. In four Polish mountainous regions, a campaign was conducted to inform young people […]

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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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