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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 […]

2023 work programme of the European Commission: what EU policies could impact the mountains next year? [22 / 11 / 2022]

Sustainable food systems, rail freight and combined transport, European Year of Skills and more: what European Union policies could impact the mountains in 2023? Euromontana analysed the European Commission’s annual work programme for 2023 to outline […]

The UN reports on sustainable development in mountain areas [21 / 11 / 2022]

Every 3 years, the FAO and the Mountain Partnership prepare for the United Nations a report on the progress of sustainable development in the mountains. With only 8 years left to implement the objectives of […]

Forest fires increase in 2021 and 2022 concludes the recent JRC report [18 / 11 / 2022]

500,500 hectares of land burned in 2021, concludes the 2022 Joint Research Centre’s annual report on forest fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In 2020, the burned surface amounted 340,000 hectares (compare with […]

YESpecialists: boosting entrepreneurship education for youth employment in the mountains [14 / 11 / 2022]

Many rural and mountainous areas face the outmigration of young people, who leave to seek employment in urban areas. In order to face the employment challenge and to improve the image of mountain work, the […]

Launch of the new CAP network: what’s new? [19 / 10 / 2022]

With the start of a new programming period for the Common Agricultural Policy funds, the CAP networks at European and national levels are being redesigned. The new CAP network merges existing rural networks at European […]

Green Deal going local: discover the handbook for local and regional authorities [18 / 10 / 2022]

The European Committee of the Regions published its Green Deal Going Local Handbook. Part of its “Green Deal Going Local” campaign, the handbook aims at helping local and regional authorities delivering on the objectives of […]

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We are live from the Cévennes for the LIFE Shepforbio study visits! 🐑➡ Visits to shepherds and sheep farmers, introduction to educational tools on pastoralism and biodiversity, and exploration of Causses et Cévennes - Patrimoine Mondial - a UNESCO world heritage site for its Mediterranean agro-pastoral landscapes 🏞Learn more on the project 🔗 dream-italia-euprj.eu/life/lifeshepforbio/LIFE Programme DREAm Italia L'Institut Agro Florac Parc national des Cévennes ... See MoreSee Less
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