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Transhumance now officially UNESCO intangible cultural heritage [7 / 01 / 2020]

By Isabeau Ottolini, Environmental Social Scientist Several months ago, we informed you of the initiative led by Italy, Austria and Greece to register transhumance on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Today we have […]

GPS tracking for grazing herds: increasing consumers’ trust in sustainable animal products [13 / 12 / 2019]

Pastoralism faces a wide range of different challenges in Europe, from land use to climate change and large herds management. In Thessaly, Greece, cooperation Terra Thessalia developed a GPS tracking system in Thessaly to facilitate […]

10 years after the Lisbon Treaty: what progress has been made in the Cohesion Policy for mountain areas? [12 / 12 / 2019]

On December 1st, 2019, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty. This Treaty introduced an objective of territorial cohesion through Article 174, which calls for special attention to be paid to “island, cross-border […]

Experts wanted for EIP-AGRI on large carnivores and sustainable beef production [12 / 12 / 2019]

The European Commission is launching a call for experts such as farmers, foresters, advisers, scientists and other relevant actors for five new EIP-AGRI Focus Groups. Focus Groups are temporary groups of selected experts focusing on […]

Visiting mountain villages during the European Rural Parliament [11 / 12 / 2019]

The 4th European Rural Parliament was organised in November 2019 in the mountainous region of Asturias in Spain. The village of Candas hosted the event which gathered more than 300 participants including rural people, representatives […]

Forest Innovation Workshop 2020: registrations are open! [4 / 12 / 2019]

  Forestry and forest-based circular economy play a major role in the EU climate, energy and bioeconomy policies. Since 2014, Euromontana has joined forces with other organisations to foster innovation in the sector by organising […]

SILVER SMEs publishes its 5th newsletter! [29 / 11 / 2019]

  Did you know that 32% of the European Union’s older adult’s population lives alone? Loneliness and lack of adapted services make seniors more vulnerable in rural and mountainous areas. This is why SILVER SMEs […]

How to better include mountain areas in the next programming period? A step-by-step factsheet for Managing Authorities [27 / 11 / 2019]

Cohesion policy aims “at reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least favoured regions” and states that “particular attention shall be paid to (…) mountain regions” […]

Encourage smart governance in mountain areas! [26 / 11 / 2019]

Euromontana participated this year to the 4th European Rural Parliament, organised by ELARD and held in Candas, Spain, on October 6-9, 2019. The European Rural Parliament is a long-term campaign to express the voice of […]

The Mountain Parliament of the Occitanie region, France: involving mountain communities in their region’s future [25 / 11 / 2019]

The Occitanie region, France, created a Mountain Parliament in 2018 to offer a new open discussion space to mountain local communities. The initiative aims at proposing a smarter governance model in the region and to […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Rosa Amador, from the ADVID (Portugal) [19 / 11 / 2019]

The ADVID (the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region) is a non-profit organisation established in 1982 in Portugal to contribute to the modernisation of viticulture and to promote the quality of […]

Smart Villages in mountain areas: how to achieve the transition? [15 / 11 / 2019]

The Smart Villages concept was the main focus of the  seminar “Smart Villages, a smart concept?” dedicated to mountain areas in particular and held in Esino Lario, Italy, last October 25 2019. The event was […]

Coworking spaces in the Swiss mountains: boosting creativity and attractiveness [8 / 11 / 2019]

Lower Engadine, Switzerland, is a peripheral area facing different issues common to other mountain areas such as depopulation, especially youth leaving for cities, loss of jobs and dependency to tourism. To address the challenge of […]

Tell us about your social innovation! [7 / 11 / 2019]

The SIMRA project is gathering examples of social innovations in agriculture, forestry and rural development in marginalised rural areas until the end of December 2019. In particular, we are seeking further examples from non-EU countries […]

The economic impacts of material cultural heritage in mountainous countries [6 / 11 / 2019]

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, on October 10, 2019, a session was organised by DG AEC (Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) and ESPON, to help understand the economic impact of material cultural […]

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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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