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A decision-making toolkit for smarter winter tourism [16 / 07 / 2020]

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 […]

Where do we stand five years after the adoption of the SDGs? [7 / 07 / 2020]

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015. Since then, Eurostat analyses on a yearly basis the progresses made at […]

Rural youth should have equal opportunities states the Council [1 / 07 / 2020]

“All young people should have equal opportunities in the context of their personal and professional development, regardless of obstacles, including geographical challenges”, declares the Council in recent conclusions. The document, published at the EU Official […]

MapLoup: a predation monitoring and analysis portal for breeders and local stakeholders [30 / 06 / 2020]

MapLoup is a predation data portal with an online visualisation interface. Created in 2019 in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Pastoral Network and the Union for the Protection of Pastoral and Rural Activities (USAPR), […]

Alpine Maternity: social innovation improves healthcare in mountain areas [24 / 06 / 2020]

In 2015, in the Bern Canton, Switzerland, the obstetric department at Zweisimmen hospital was closed. As a response, the local population (counting about 3 000 inhabitants) created in the same year a cooperative to maintain […]

The EU Report on the Impact of Demographic Change is out [23 / 06 / 2020]

The European Commission published on June 17, 2020, its Report on the Impact of Demographic Change in the EU. Coordinated by Dubravka Šuica, European Commissioner for Democracy and Demography, this report outlines the main challenges […]

Contribute to our scientific database on mountain grasslands [16 / 06 / 2020]

Grasslands cover approximately 16% of the EU-28 surface and represent the third most dominant ecosystem of our continent after woodland and forest (40%) and croplands (29%). Grasslands habitat is widely present in mountains where it […]

Mountains among the Natura2000 Awards finalists [11 / 06 / 2020]

The European Commission announced the 27 finalists of the 2020 edition of the European Natura 2000 Award. The competition rewards excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites, based on communication, socio-economic benefits, conservation, reconciliation […]

Implementation of the EU optional quality term “mountain product” – new Euromontana study [10 / 06 / 2020]

Rewarding 15 years of Euromontana commitment to the topic of mountain products, the use of the optional quality term (OQT) “mountain product” was protected in November 2012 by the European Union with the (EU) regulation […]

Euromontana makes its recommendations on ageing in mountains areas [9 / 06 / 2020]

The European Commission is expected to publish on June 17, 2020, a Report on the Impact of Demographic Change to map demographic changes in the EU and take stock of the challenges related to these […]

Get inspired by a new Swiss database of social innovations [5 / 06 / 2020]

“Social Innovations In The Swiss Mountain Region” is a Swiss project (2018-2022) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and gathering in a consortium the Unit Economic Geography of the Institute of Geography at the […]

Euromontana reaffirms the role of mountains to achieve the UN’s SDGs [4 / 06 / 2020]

The United Nations Economic and Social Council will hold its 2020 High-level Political Forum on July 7, around the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”. […]

SILVER SMEs’ 7th newsletter is out! [3 / 06 / 2020]

Did you know that Spain, Sweden, Portugal and France are in the top 10 of EU countries with the highest share of older people living in rural areas*? The last few months have been particularly […]

Planning ahead: Broadband and education in the mountains beyond Covid-19 [2 / 06 / 2020]

By Martin Price, Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, for NEMOR. During the current Covid19 crisis, we have become ever more dependent on the quality […]

EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy: what are the new European objectives? [29 / 05 / 2020]

As part of the new European Green Deal, and with the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy coming to an end, the European Commission published on May 20, 2020, the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. This […]

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🌄🌄“Telework is not sufficient to attract youth in mountains.” says Carla Lostrangio, Euromontana. “We need to invest in employment, educational and cultural offers, mobility and broadband. The funds of the Cohesion Policy shall be used for that. “ Stimulating afternoon discussion organised by Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa and Il Sole 24 ORE with great inputs from Filippo barbera and Francesco Martino. #Montana174 #CohesionPolicy #Mountains ... See MoreSee Less
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❗🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Rural #braindrain: How can the Cohesion Policy help reverse the trend? This was the topic of our discussion today at the European Parliament together with the Integroup RUMRA & Smart Villages, MEP Hannes Heide, Vesna Caminades from the Bolzano-South Tyrol Autonomous Region and Blandine Camus, Euromontana. We looked at how👇: ✴️Awareness on funds and more investments on mobility can make mountains more attractive to youth & workers✴️Cultural and educational offers disclose job opportunities, such as marketing and cultural management, and reduce outmigration ✴️Concrete recommendations to counter brain drain by Euromontana, starting from the funds of the #CohesionPolicy #Montana174 #Mountains #EuropeanYearofYouth ... See MoreSee Less
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⏳ A few days left to get your early bird ticket for the XII European Mountain Convention! 🌄👉2 days of conference to define the future of #SmartMountains👉3 study visits to discover the region👉The Euromontana General Assembly ℹ️ Programme & registration: www.emc2022.info/‼️ Registration is open for the XII European Mountain Convention 🌄Innovation, governance, mobility, natural resources, digital transition & more ➡️ Join us to define a strategy for the development of SmartMountains towards 2050Programme & registration 👇👉 www.emc2022.info/Cia - Agricoltori Italiani | Regione Calabria | Parco Nazionale della Sila | G.A.L. SILA | GAL Sibaritide | Gal Kroton | Mountain Partnership ... See MoreSee Less
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Event report🆕

Main messages from last week's event on #BrainDrain with @IntergroupRUMRA & MEP @HannesHeide
👉Mountains lack diversified & qualified jobs
👉Culture plays a role in attractiveness
👉The 🇪🇺 #NewEuropeanBauhaus can improve quality of life

https://t.co/8cWW1R9236

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Giovani, vita in montagna e opportuintà date dall'Ue. Il bello di punti di vista critici: da non perdere gli spunti dati da Carla Lostrangio di @Euromontana , di @FilBarbera e @fmartino_obc https://t.co/wwGLcRizKb #Work4Future

We’re still looking for papers on harnessing #digitalization for #SustainableFutures of #mountain #SocialEcologicalSystems. What works, how does it work, what risks are there?

We’ve extended the due date: Submit by 1 August 2022! https://t.co/NxyLlKa3VY

#MountainsMatter

La Oficina @aragon_Bruselas ha asistido al evento #RuralBrainDrain organizado por @Euromontana. Junto con @HannesHeide, europarlamentario austriaco, y con miembros de otras regiones europeas hemos dialogado sobre la fuga de cerebros y como mitigar la disminución de la población.

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How to fight #BrainDrain in mountain areas?🌄

🔸Economic diversification
🔸Change of mindsets
🔸Strategies to attract young graduates back
🔸Analysis of COVID-19 impact

More recommendations in our position paper👇
https://t.co/rrE01AUpLs

#EUYearofYouth #MountainsMatter

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