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Implementation of the EU optional quality term “mountain product”: where do we stand in the different Member States? [2 / 11 / 2017]

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 […]

Smart Villages : a new EC initiative to focus on rural revitalisation [1 / 11 / 2017]

The Smart Villages Initiative of the European Commission is one key initiative of the last years of the current programming period and is expected to continue in the future one. With an action plan of […]

Take part in the EU Circular Economy Platform! [30 / 10 / 2017]

The European Economic and Social Council (EESC) and the European Commission have jointly launched a European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. The aim is to provide a platform to facilitate the exchange of good practices and […]

Conference “How to better valorise mountain food products?” – Proceedings are now available [27 / 10 / 2017]

The EU mountain products legislation is alive, now it is time for producers and Member States to really seize this opportunity to give more added value to mountain areas. On 18th October 2017, around 100 […]

Overcoming the “costs of non-Europe” in EU border regions [27 / 10 / 2017]

Euromontana attended a workshop focused on the barriers and potentials for growth and development in EU border regions. The workshop was organised by the Regional Studies Association on Tuesday 10 October 2017 during the European […]

Abandoned terraces adopted to support mountains [27 / 10 / 2017]

The project “Adotta un terrazzamento” [“Adopt a terrace” in English] aims at regulating and expanding the mountain farming activities by giving any interested person the opportunity to adopt a terrace and provide a direct or […]

Future of Cohesion Policy: where do we stand? [26 / 10 / 2017]

Euromontana advocates for a Cohesion Policy that focuses more on territorial cohesion and fully takes the mountain specificities into account as presented during the event Euromontana has organised with DG Regio on “Cohesion policy in […]

9th meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation of the EIP-Agri [25 / 10 / 2017]

The 13th October 2017 took place in Lisbon the 9th meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation of the EIP-AGRI (European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability). Damiana Maiz, from HAZI, represented Euromontana during the […]

Silver Tourism Final Conference [24 / 10 / 2017]

The Silver Tourism project comes to an end in October 2017. The final conference was organised by Euromontana on the 19 October 2017 in Brussels and gathered around 50 participants from regional representations, tourism organisations […]

How can cities and regions finance climate action? [6 / 10 / 2017]

Local and regional authorities face many obstacles in accessing funds to finance climate action (whether it be adaptation or mitigation), both from public and private sources. Within this context, the Committee of The Regions, Commission […]

EUSALP : The European Parliament mobilizes 2 millions of euros [5 / 10 / 2017]

The French Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires (CGET) released, in its newsletter, the information regarding the European Parliament’s decision to make 2 million of euros available, from its 2017 budget, to the EU strategy […]

The online Policy Learning Platform opens its door to policy-makers and all interested parties [5 / 10 / 2017]

The Assembly of European regions (AER) is responsible of animating the new Policy Learning Platform of Interreg Europe. We share here the item of news written by AER about opening of the platform to policy-makers […]

3rd Interreg Central Europe call open until January 2018 [4 / 10 / 2017]

The third Interreg Central Europe call for proposals was launched on 21 September and will stay open until 25 January 2018. Around 60 million euros are available for funding projects under this call. The typical project […]

The Alpine Pearls: a car-free mobility experience for your holidays [3 / 10 / 2017]

   The Alpine Pearls initiative aims to set up innovative tourism offers that respect the environment. The network currently has 25 villages (known as “Pearls”) scattered across Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland, six Alpine […]

2017 Eurostat regional yearbook: a focus on rural areas [2 / 10 / 2017]

Eurostat has recently published its regional yearbook providing statistics and data collected in the 28 Members States of the EU. This yearbook focuses on different subjects such as health, education and training, labour market, research […]

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Tonight MEPs and Commissioner @jwojc discuss perspectives for European #ruralareas. A common call for more synergies between the #CAP and cohesion policy, more investments in rural areas and a holistic & long term approach for the development of our territories

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