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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 […]

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 […]

An agro-silvo-pastoral model for a more sustainable agri-food production in Mediterranean mountains [5 / 11 / 2019]

Life Polyfarming is a regenerative agriculture project that combines forest resources, livestock and crops to recover a fertile soil in Mediterranean mountain areas. The project, co-financed by the European Commission’s LIFE program, is led by […]

Job offer: Project officer at Euromontana [30 / 10 / 2019]

  Our structure Euromontana is the European association for cooperation and development of mountain areas. Created as a non-profit organisation in 1996, it now has about 65 members in 14 European States, in and outside […]

The future of pastoralism: a key tool for forest fire prevention [29 / 10 / 2019]

By Isabeau Ottolini, Environmental Social Scientist “With every 0,002€ invested in territorial management, we save 1€ otherwise spent on extinguishing forest fires”. With this phrase Marc Castellnou – head of the Catalan Firefighters – opened […]

The Committee of the Regions encourages more efforts to promote pastoralism and keep vibrant mountains [25 / 10 / 2019]

Euromontana congratulates the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the unanimous adoption of its report “Pastoralism” by Jacques Blanc on 9 October 2019. Euromontana had contributed to the preparation of this report in spring 2019 […]

Smart Villages: from theory to practice [24 / 10 / 2019]

During the 2019 European Week of Regions and Cities, the session on “Smart Villages: overcoming the divide between urban and rural areas” organised by DG REGIO was an opportunity to discuss what the concept can […]

How to foster development in mountainous depopulated areas? Feedback from the EU Regions Week [23 / 10 / 2019]

Regional development in rural and sparsely populated areas was on the agenda of the 2019 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels organised in October 2019. With the current programming period […]

Call for speakers: represent mountain forestry at the 4th Forest Innovation Workshop [21 / 10 / 2019]

  The Rosewood network is organising the 4th Forest Innovation Workshop “Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on Innovation in Forest Management, Use of Wood and Forest-related Services”. Started in 2014 as a joint initiative of relevant […]

The French rural agenda: what place for mountain areas? [21 / 10 / 2019]

In September 2019, the French government announced the first measures of its rural agenda. The government’s reflections were enriched by the report “Rural areas: an ambition to be shared” of the Rural Agenda Mission. This […]

Romania creates Massif Committees! [17 / 10 / 2019]

On June 4, 2019, the Romanian Government published its decision n°332 (Official Journal n°444) establishing a National Mountain Council as well as 9 Massif Committees. After the adoption of the Romanian Mountain Law in 2018, […]

Can regional policy bring Europe closer to citizens of mountain areas? [17 / 10 / 2019]

During the 2019 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities “Europe Closer to citizens of Islands Mountains and Sparsely Populated Areas” was organised by DG REGIO on 8th October. Marie Clotteau – Director […]

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