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Euromontana elects its new President and Board of Directors [23 / 11 / 2020]

Euromontana organised its 2020 General Assembly online on November 18, 2020 to discuss new political priorities and activities ahead. Members of Euromontana also elected a new Board of Directors for the next 4 years. These […]

Euromontana presents its Long-Term Vision for Mountains’ Rural Areas [19 / 11 / 2020]

The European Commission is expected to publish its communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas during the first semester 2021. The Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas is coordinated by Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, European Commissioner […]

Mountains’ protected areas hard-hit by forest fires in 2019, says a new report [17 / 11 / 2020]

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission recently published the 20th edition of its annual report on forest fires, revealing that 400.000 hectares burned in the EU in 2019. A figure that needs to […]

ODISSEU Rural internships to boost youth employment [16 / 11 / 2020]

ODISSEU is a Spanish programme which aims at facilitating the return of young people to rural areas through employment. This programme of the Catalan region runs awareness raising, training and networking activities with rural companies […]

Biodiversity at risk, have your say! [12 / 11 / 2020]

Discussions are ongoing on the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, presented by the European Commission in May 2020. This strategy fixes new targets for biodiversity restauration and protection. Among them was the proposal to […]

Get involved in the revision process of Geographical Indications schemes [10 / 11 / 2020]

As announced in the Farm to Fork Strategy in May 2020, the European Commission wants to enhance the visibility of Geographical Indications (GIs) by empowering producer groups, reviewing ways to promote and protect the EUs’ […]

Horizon Europe missions: a new approach to research and innovation [9 / 11 / 2020]

The Horizon Europe Missions are one of the main novelties for the forthcoming 2021-2027 period and will be launched at the beginning of 2021. In September 22-24, 2020, during the Research and Innovation Days, the […]

What are the European challenges for the mountains? The President and Vice-President of Euromontana at the ANEM congress [5 / 11 / 2020]

The President of Euromontana, Juanan Gutierrez, and the Vice-President of Euromontana and President of the Mountain Group at the FNSEA, Dominique Fayel, were invited to participate in a round table discussion organised by ANEM (National […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Gérard Viatte, former Agriculture Director at OECD and advisor at FAO [3 / 11 / 2020]

Gérard Viatte is a Swiss expert on economic and rural development issues. He was Director in charge of Agriculture for more than 10 years at the OECD as well as Special Advisor to the FAO […]

Call for papers: focused issue on Pastoralism and rangelands in mountains [30 / 10 / 2020]

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030), and the proposal for an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists to be celebrated in 2026 all emphasize the importance of pastoral […]

Challenges and policy perspectives for sparsely populated areas [28 / 10 / 2020]

Regional development in sparsely populated areas was discussed during the last European Week of Regions and Cities, held online in October 2020. Depopulation and demography issues were discussed in the context of the new programming […]

Establishment of CAP Strategic Plans: are stakeholders really involved? [23 / 10 / 2020]

Member States have started to establish their CAP Strategic Plans, even if the final regulations for the CAP were still under discussions this week (a crucial vote took place at the European Parliament while the […]

How to improve the management of permanent grassland? Presentation of OREKA MENDIAN’s results at the pastoralism forum [22 / 10 / 2020]

The Euro-Alpine Forum on Pastoralism was organised on 8 October 2020 in Grenoble, France by SUACI Montagn’Alpes with the support of EUSALP. During this event, stakeholders shared different initiatives on various topics including food sovereignty […]

“A Europe closer to citizens” how does this new priority fit the needs of mountains areas? [21 / 10 / 2020]

Territorial cohesion was on the agenda recently of the European Week of Regions and Cities, held online in October 2020. With the current programming period coming to an end, this year’s Regions week aimed at […]

Euromontana alerts against encouraging large-scale afforestation in the next EU Forest Strategy [20 / 10 / 2020]

During the last plenary session of the European Parliament in October 2020 the report of MEP Petri Sarvamaa on the “European Forest Strategy – the way forward” was adopted. This report reflects the position of […]

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🚨 Call for Session Contributors | DEADLINE: 1 MarchAre you passionate about environmental challenges and prospects for sustainable mountain regions? Share your insights and experiences at the MOVING Scientific Conference!📝 Submit your abstract (500 words) to moving.coord@uco.es by specifying your preferred session:➡️ Environmental challenges of mountain areas➡️ Value chain contribution to #resilience and #Sustainability➡️ The future of mountain areas💡 Don't miss this unique opportunity to exchange insights with the MOVING project and shape the future of mountain regions.All the details: bit.ly/3IaCrjq#MountainsMatter ... See MoreSee Less
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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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