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From farm to fork: Romania launches on-farm Local Gastronomic Points [22 / 05 / 2019]

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 […]

Become an expert of “Social innovation in rural areas”! [16 / 05 / 2019]

A one-week training course on social innovation in rural areas will take place at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza on 18-22 November 2019. The course is organised in the framework of the H2020 EU-funded […]

Cultural Routes: an e-learning tool to drive mountain areas on the path of sustainable tourism [15 / 05 / 2019]

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. […]

How can multifunctionality address the challenges of mountain farming? [14 / 05 / 2019]

In times of increasing challenges of the social and economic viability of European farms, especially those in mountainous and remote areas, an option worth considering is multifunctional farming. By diversifying their activities, farmers can secure […]

EU food quality schemes: have your say! [10 / 05 / 2019]

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) published a new roadmap on quality schemes. The roadmap’s purpose is to assess how effective, efficient, relevant and consistent quality schemes are regarding […]

Transhumance as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage? [8 / 05 / 2019]

The wide range of practices, know-hows, skills, ethnographic elements, toponyms, festivals, gastronomy, and events linked to transhumance, together with its socio-environmental benefits, has prompted Italy, Austria and Greece to present Transhumance as a candidate for […]

2019 Broadband awards: are you fast enough? [6 / 05 / 2019]

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 […]

When circular economy meets bioeconomy in rural areas [3 / 05 / 2019]

In October 2018, the European Commission put forward an action plan “to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe’s society, environment and economy”, referred to as an update of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy […]

Invisible pollution travelling to the mountains: microplastics in the Pyrenees [2 / 05 / 2019]

    Imagine walking through the Pyrenees. Snow lying on the mountaintops, insects buzzing around the flowers, sheep grazing the pastures, an icy river fed by the last Pyrenean glaciers. Such a pristine environment, seemingly […]

Our forests, our future [29 / 04 / 2019]

Forests cover 42% of the European Union territory and are part of our natural heritage. If they are currently facing various issues, such as forest fires, they can also be part of the answer to […]

Do the Alps need a sustainable tourism task officer ? [26 / 04 / 2019]

“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 […]

“Together it’s better”: carpooling initiative in the Jura Arc [25 / 04 / 2019]

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 […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Gianluca Lentini, from Poliedra (Italy) [24 / 04 / 2019]

Poliedra is a consultancy and services centre, created 25 years ago at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Gathering about 25 researchers, Poliedra’s core working themes are environmental sustainability, mobility, participation, decision support systems, smart cities and […]

Innovation and agriculture in 2019 and beyond [19 / 04 / 2019]

On Thursday 7 March 2019, the 13th meeting of the EIP-AGRI sub-group on innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability was held in Brussels. This meeting was an opportunity to take stock of past activities and […]

Can future be smart for European rural, mountainous and sparsely populated areas? [19 / 04 / 2019]

On April 10th, the RUMRA intergroup on Remote, Mountainous and Remote Areas organised a conference at the European Committee of the Regions to discuss the needs and specificities of rural, mountainous and remote areas in […]

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The @ENRD_CP Thematic Group #Rural2040 should help to build an ambitious Long-term vision for #ruralEurope
👉 As member of this new expert group, we hope our collective work can have a real impact on the European Commission's proposal next spring 🇪🇺
https://t.co/PA4aOO5I0u

Would you like to know how the climate in the Pyrenees could be in the coming decades? 🔎⛰ From 1st October, join us in a series of 6️⃣ thematic webinars.

Register for our 'Pyrenean thurdays'! #juevespirenaicos #jeudispyreneens 👉🏽https://t.co/12sjFM6ZMC

Towards an international platform for #Agritourism? 👩‍🌾 Follow the Facebook Live event organised tomorrow by @EURAC !
📆 Sept 25
⏰ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
https://t.co/blaiq8AYdF

Our member @dpteruel is involved with us in the @interregeurope project @Silver_SMEs to improve the quality of life of #olderadults in rural & mountainous areas! 🌄👩‍🦳
Discover the challenges of #ageing in Teruel in this first regional infographic 👇

📝A territorial contract between cities and their hinterland is the best – if not the only – way to pursue harmonious economic development that avoids the twin pitfalls of:

1⃣ #congestion🚗 and
2⃣ #depopulation👴👵

🔎Read our proposals : https://t.co/FvMw1xYO6K

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