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The MountResilience project kicks-off: helping European mountain communities adapt to climate change [9 / 10 / 2023]

MountResilience kicked-off in Ponte di Legno (Italy) on the 19th – 20th and 21st September 2023. MountResilience (Accelerating transformative climate adaptation for higher resilience in European mountain regions) targets mountain territories and their communities to help […]

Promoting responsible recreation in popular natural sites: the Trolltunga experience [28 / 09 / 2023]

In Norway, the site of Trolltunga has seen an exponential increase in visitors, driven largely by social media. In 2009, 1,000 people made the journey to Trolltunga, 99% of whom were Norwegian hikers. By 2013, […]

The European Commission invites stakeholders to share their data on wolves [13 / 09 / 2023]

The European Commission is collecting data on wolves and the impact of predation on livestock farming and on affected areas. The data collected will help the European Commission to formulate a response to the European […]

Viscri 38: when LEADER funds support the creation of a Local Gastronomic Point [31 / 08 / 2023]

In Viscri, a low-mountain village in Brasov County, Romania, LEADER funds have supported the creation of a Local Gastronomic Point. Local Gastronomic Points were created in 2019 by the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural […]

Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione joins Euromontana! [21 / 08 / 2023]

We are thrilled to announce that the Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione (FTC) has recently joined Euromontana! FTC becomes our 64th member, further expanding our network in the Alps. Based in Trento, Italy, FTC is the […]

The rural revitalisation platform is out! [6 / 07 / 2023]

The rural revitalisation platform has been launched last week during the Rural Pact Policy Action Lab event on depopulation. It stems from the EU Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas and its objective to support stronger […]

El camino de los pilones: preserving cultural heritage to revitalise mountain areas [4 / 07 / 2023]

Mountain areas are rich in cultural heritage, but sometimes it is not protected or used in a sustainable way. “El camino de los pilones” or the “Pylons route” has been used in the province of […]

Romania held its first meeting of the National Mountain Council [14 / 06 / 2023]

The Romanian National Mountain Council held its first meeting on 20 April 2023, under the coordination of the Prime Minister of Romania, Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă. Created by the Romanian Mountain Law (No. 197/2018 of 20 July […]

Take the new questionnaire on the impact of the Optional Quality Term “mountain product”! [1 / 06 / 2023]

As part of the Horizon 2020 MOVING project, the Association of European Region for Products of Origin (AREPO) in close collaboration with Euromontana and Highclere Consulting, launches a survey on the Optional Quality Term “mountain product”. […]

The EU to label craft and industrial geographical indications [15 / 05 / 2023]

The European Union institutions have reached an agreement in early May on non-agricultural geographical indications. The protection of European craft and industrial products has been discussed for several years, with reports and studies published from […]

Informing and training to help better communicate natural risks in the mountains [27 / 04 / 2023]

The Alps are particularly vulnerable to floods due to their topography and atmospheric conditions that can cause large and sudden flooding events. This is particularly the case in the Trento Province, where floods are not […]

No indiscriminate afforestation in the mountains: Euromontana welcomes European Commission guidelines [25 / 04 / 2023]

Afforestation of mountain areas can be counterproductive for the conservation of habitats and species, as pointed out by the European Commission in its recently published guidelines for Biodiversity-Friendly Afforestation, Reforestation and Tree Planting aimed at […]

Heat and drought in 2022 point to a tough 2023 for mountains [20 / 04 / 2023]

2022 is a record year in Europe, according to the European State of the Climate report published today by the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service. The summer of 2022 has been the warmest on record […]

Opti’soins: a mobile maternity unit for mountain women [13 / 04 / 2023]

In some mountainous regions, women face growing inequalities in access to maternity care. In Auvergne (France), 220 municipalities are located 30 minutes or more from the nearest health care structure. The “Opti’soins” initiative was launched in […]

Funding mobile services in ageing villages to improve quality of life for older adults [31 / 03 / 2023]

Population ageing is expected to accelerate in many rural and mountainous areas in the coming decades. This trend poses challenges for the quality of life of older people, particularly in terms of ensuring the availability […]

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