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Citizen science turns people into alpine lakes observers [14 / 03 / 2023]

Water is an important natural resource in the mountains. Alpine lakes provide many ecosystem services to mountain and lowland communities. However, water resources are under increasing pressure and better water management is needed. In the […]

Rural Europe can become more resilient to demographic change say EU and regional representatives at SILVER SMEs closing conference [2 / 03 / 2023]

Rural and mountain areas can find solutions to demographic change and ageing. This was the main message of the final conference of the SILVER SMEs project, held in Brussels on 21 February. Rural Europe is […]

“Good for biodiversity, good for the climate: hay milk, simply good”: promoting the environmental sustainability of mountain foods [14 / 02 / 2023]

Mountain products are generally considered by consumers to be very tasty, but the general public is not necessarily aware of their sustainability. Yet mountain farming provides many ecosystem services, including for protection of biodiversity. Austrian […]

2023 calls for agri-products promotion campaigns: funding opportunities for mountain products [2 / 02 / 2023]

The calls for proposals for the EU 2023 agricultural products promotion programme are launched! These calls are an opportunity for farming organisations to promote mountain products through ambitious and creative communication campaigns. Through these campaigns, […]

The EU published its new Report on the Impact of Demographic Change [30 / 01 / 2023]

Rural Europe is more affected by demographic change. This is the message shared by the European Commission in its “Report on the impact of demographic change – in a changing environment”. Presented by European Commission’s […]

Serre Chevalier: a leading ski area in renewable self-consumption [24 / 01 / 2023]

Ski resorts have a key role to play in the energy transition and climate change mitigation. Some ski areas have started to produce renewable energy. In the French Alps, the Serre Chevalier ski area has […]

EU Commission proposes support to regions facing a talent development trap [20 / 01 / 2023]

The European Commission presented its Communication on “Harnessing talent in Europe’s regions”. Released on 17 January, the text proposes measures to address the lack of workforce and skilled employees, a trend that is affecting many […]

The European Parliament calls for an earmarking of funds for mountain areas [17 / 01 / 2023]

The European Parliament welcomes the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas developed by the European Commission since 2021 but suggests going further. This is the message sent by MEPs in the report adopted in plenary session […]

Sustainable mountain development: Euromontana’s 2023 booklet of good practices is out! [9 / 01 / 2023]

Euromontana enters 2023 with the publication of its annual booklet of good practices. This publication showcases 11 inspiring initiatives from all over Europe (UE and non-UE) collected by Euromontana in 2022 to promote initiatives that […]

The European Union launches its Rural Observatory [15 / 12 / 2022]

Announced in 2021 as one of the components of the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas, the European Rural Observatory was launched on 8 December. The creation of this observatory aims to centralise data on rural […]

Mountains still on the sidelines in policies, says the European Committee of the Regions [13 / 12 / 2022]

Mountain areas do not receive sufficient specific consideration, concludes the European Committee of the Regions in the recently adopted opinion “Enhancing Cohesion Policy support for regions with geographic and demographic handicaps (Art. 174 TFEU)”. Drafted […]

“Women move Europe’s mountains” a booklet to celebrate mountains women [11 / 12 / 2022]

Every year the world celebrates the International Mountain Day on 11 December. This international day was launched for the first time in 2003 and since then, it has become a symbolic date to acknowledge the […]

Fire resilience discussed at FIRE-RES’ 1st General Assembly [8 / 12 / 2022]

FIRE-RES partners and its Advisory Board gathered in Wageningen from 28th to 30th November 2022 for a productive annual project meeting and the first General Assembly, hosted by Wageningen University and Research. One year after the project´s […]

Mountain grasslands’ conservation status is not set in stone, states Euromontana at Oreka Mendian Final Seminar [1 / 12 / 2022]

75% of Europe’s grasslands are in an unfavourable conservation status. This is the observation shared by Euromontana during Oreka Mendian’s final seminar in Arantzazu (Spain) last 15 October. Grasslands are the third most important habitat […]

Sila Declaration | Smart mountains: Making our territories more attractive and resilient in the face of social, economic and environmental transitions [25 / 11 / 2022]

On 26 and 27 October 2022, 150+ mountain actors from all over Europe gathered in Camigliatello Silano in Calabria, Italy, to take part in the 12th European Mountain Convention on “Smart mountains: how to make […]

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