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The EU Report on the Impact of Demographic Change is out [23 / 06 / 2020]

The European Commission published on June 17, 2020, its Report on the Impact of Demographic Change in the EU. Coordinated by Dubravka Šuica, European Commissioner for Democracy and Demography, this report outlines the main challenges […]

Contribute to our scientific database on mountain grasslands [16 / 06 / 2020]

Grasslands cover approximately 16% of the EU-28 surface and represent the third most dominant ecosystem of our continent after woodland and forest (40%) and croplands (29%). Grasslands habitat is widely present in mountains where it […]

Mountains among the Natura2000 Awards finalists [11 / 06 / 2020]

The European Commission announced the 27 finalists of the 2020 edition of the European Natura 2000 Award. The competition rewards excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites, based on communication, socio-economic benefits, conservation, reconciliation […]

Implementation of the EU optional quality term “mountain product” – new Euromontana study [10 / 06 / 2020]

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 […]

Euromontana makes its recommendations on ageing in mountains areas [9 / 06 / 2020]

The European Commission is expected to publish on June 17, 2020, a Report on the Impact of Demographic Change to map demographic changes in the EU and take stock of the challenges related to these […]

Get inspired by a new Swiss database of social innovations [5 / 06 / 2020]

“Social Innovations In The Swiss Mountain Region” is a Swiss project (2018-2022) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and gathering in a consortium the Unit Economic Geography of the Institute of Geography at the […]

Euromontana reaffirms the role of mountains to achieve the UN’s SDGs [4 / 06 / 2020]

The United Nations Economic and Social Council will hold its 2020 High-level Political Forum on July 7, around the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”. […]

SILVER SMEs’ 7th newsletter is out! [3 / 06 / 2020]

Did you know that Spain, Sweden, Portugal and France are in the top 10 of EU countries with the highest share of older people living in rural areas*? The last few months have been particularly […]

Planning ahead: Broadband and education in the mountains beyond Covid-19 [2 / 06 / 2020]

By Martin Price, Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, for NEMOR. During the current Covid19 crisis, we have become ever more dependent on the quality […]

EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy: what are the new European objectives? [29 / 05 / 2020]

As part of the new European Green Deal, and with the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy coming to an end, the European Commission published on May 20, 2020, the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. This […]

Giving life to Slovenian grasslands [28 / 05 / 2020]

Biodiversity decline in agricultural landscapes has been problematic for decades in Slovenia, and extensive grasslands are one of the most threatened habitats in the country. The LIFE project “Conservation and Management of Dry Grasslands in […]

Places still available for the online MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development at the University of the Highlands and Islands [27 / 05 / 2020]

Do you want to understand and make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions? If you are working in, or are interested in mountain areas, this course is ideal. Places are still available […]

Farm to Fork Strategy published [27 / 05 / 2020]

The European Commission published its communication on the Farm to Fork Strategy on May 20, 2020. Initially expected for March 2020, this strategy addressing the issue of sustainability along the food production value chain, was […]

A Manual to assess the impacts of social innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural development [26 / 05 / 2020]

In recent years, the European Union has increasingly embraced social innovation as a mean to tackle numerous social, economic and environmental challenges that neither government nor market could solve directly. Globalisation and loss of small […]

European Climate Pact: Euromontana brings ideas for a stronger involvement of mountain communities [26 / 05 / 2020]

In the framework of the European Green Deal, the European Commission will launch a European Climate Pact aiming at engaging citizens in climate objectives. The Pact will be a tool to talk about climate change […]

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Missed our seminar on senior #tourism and accessibility? You want to catch up & discover inspiring initiatives?
⬇ The recording is available on our YouTube channel ⬇
https://t.co/zdhp4xaE4R

#Mobility can be Sustainable & Smart if accessible to all for better #cohesion and greater emissions reduction 🚞 The new EU strategy should
🌄Propose a Rural Mobility Package
🌄Develop rail transport
🌄Further support #socialinnovation & #SmartVillages
https://t.co/i2NwQp9Wim

🗣️@joseppuxeu Following the huge increase in teleworking during the lockdown, the #postcovid recovery plans are opening up opportunities to consolidate a paradigm shift that is no longer utopian, where jobs with high added value are relocated to rural and mountainous areas.🧑‍💻🏞️

🗣️@dslavova1 In mountain areas, extensive livestock farming enables marginal land without agricultural value to be put to good use.

Well-managed grazing activity provides multiple benefits but specific support measures are absolutely necessary

#RuralAreas 🧑‍🌾🐄

👉 Registration open for our first webinar 👈
Join us on 1 Oct to discuss rural #resilience and build a smarter future for mountain communities 🌄 With @HerbertDorfmann @Cia_Agricoltura @CPoliedra & more! Registration before 29 Sept ⬇
https://t.co/jdfCdDAMmP

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