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How can Social Innovation Help Villages become Smarter? [3 / 07 / 2018]

The Smart Villages concept aims to “help local communities address issues of inadequate broadband connectivity, employment opportunities and service provision in a clear and comprehensive manner”. It also aims to improve the attractiveness and well-being […]

SILVER SMEs kicked off in Teruel [2 / 07 / 2018]

Our new SILVER SMEs project organised its kick-off meeting last week. In Teruel, Spain the 9 partners met for the first time since the launch on SILVER SMEs, in June 2018. SILVER SMEs aims to […]

Interview of the month: Meeting with Danut Gitan from CEFIDEC (Romania) [27 / 06 / 2018]

CEFIDEC is the Carpathian Development Training Center of the Agency for the Romanian Mountain Areas, a government agency which is part of the Ministry of Agriculture. In Romania, 30% of the surface area is in […]

Enhancing Innovation in Rural Areas: The Experience from Scotland [25 / 06 / 2018]

On Thursday 7 June 2018, a workshop on how to enhance innovation in Scottish rural areas was organised and hosted by the Scottish Representation to the European Union in Brussels. The focus was on examining […]

Contribution of rural areas to the European Year of Cultural Heritage [20 / 06 / 2018]

Within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised on 5th June 2018, a public hearing to discuss the opportunities that this European Year envisages […]

Euromontana’s members meet the Italian DG forestry department in Rome [15 / 06 / 2018]

On 12 June 2018, some Italian members of Euromontana gathered in Rome to meet with Alessandra Stefani, the new General Director of the National Forestry Department from the Italian Agriculture Ministry. Elisabetta Parravicini, vice-President of Euromontana […]

Cohesion policy should not forget territorial cohesion: MEPs and the Council are called upon to apply EU obligation of Article 174 of the Treaty [12 / 06 / 2018]

The European Commission has released its proposal for the new Cohesion policy on the 1st June 2018. Euromontana calls upon the Council and the European Parliament to strongly modify some of these proposals in order […]

Shaping the work of the EIP Agri network for 2019 [11 / 06 / 2018]

The 5th of June 2018, the XIth meeting of the Subgroup of Innovation of the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP-AGRI) took place in Brussels. Euromontana is one of the 60 expert […]

Social innovation in the Balkans: a new SIMRA brochure of examples now available [8 / 06 / 2018]

SIMRA has just released its third brochure collecting examples of social innovation in marginalised rural areas in the Balkan peninsula. The focus of the SIMRA project is on the European Union and the Mediterranean area, […]

2018 Forest Innovation Workshop: Feedback and presentations now available! [7 / 06 / 2018]

The third edition of the Forest Innovation Workshop “Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on Innovation in Forest Management, Use of Wood and Forest-related Services” took place on 28 April 2018 in Brussels. The event aimed at […]

Have your say of the EU’s 7th Environment Action Programme to 2020! [6 / 06 / 2018]

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the Evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme to 2020, “Living well, within the limits of our planet”, running from 3 May 2018 until 26 July […]

Rezo Pouce, hitch-hiking to improve rural mobility [4 / 06 / 2018]

Rezo Pouce is a solution to tackle mobility issues in rural areas. It offers a free, environmentally-friendly and user-friendly mode of transport, by promoting the practice of hitchhiking, in an organised and secure manner. Rezo […]

Researchers‘ dream for the future of European mountains [29 / 05 / 2018]

NEMOR (the Network for European Mountain Research) is a network able to mobilise and link up much-needed mountain research competencies and capacities Europe-wide, comprising researchers and research organisations who want to promote research in, and […]

Defending pastoralism: towards a European plan for the wolf [28 / 05 / 2018]

Ten MEPs (including Michel Dantin, José Bové, Herbert Dorfmann and Karl-Heinz Florenz) organised an interparliamentary conference on 15 May 2018, at the European Parliament in Brussels, to reflect on how pastoralism can be maintained in […]

La WAB, a free rural university for digital transition [25 / 05 / 2018]

Based in Bergerac, France, la WAB is a free university specialised in short digital courses. The aim of this cooperative enterprise is to give access to the digital technology to everyone, and in particular to […]

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In Bulgaria thanks to the Mountain Milk Association the equation is simple: save a cow and benefit from sustainable, quality mountain dairy products 🐮
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Rural Europe: which way to go ? @jwojc @CiolosDacian @EricAndrieuEU les zones rurales sont facteur d'équilibre et de solutions pour la société @Euromontana

#ruralareas are on the top of the agenda tonight at the #EuropeanParliament with top decision-makers agreeing that we need to invest in rural future. "We have a new story to write for our rural areas, so they are part of the future of Europe" said @CiolosDacian in his opening.

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