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Call for projects on circular bioeconomy: what you need to know to submit your proposal [11 / 05 / 2020]

On April 22, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking organised a Virtual Info Day to launch its seventh and last calls for projects over the 2014-2020 period. With an indicative budget of € 102 million, the […]

How to support mountain tourism during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives [6 / 05 / 2020]

Many sectors are facing financial issues because of COVID-19 pandemic. The approaching summer raises the question of how to support the tourism sector, at a time when borders will probably remain closed in the next […]

Meanwhile in Norway: the coronavirus crisis puts emergency preparedness in rural mountain municipalities on the agenda [4 / 05 / 2020]

By Tor Arnesen, senior research scientist at the Eastern Norway Research Institute About half of the Norwegians has access to a second home, and many people divide their time and lives between an apartment in the […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Prof. Radu Rey, Senator of Euromontana [29 / 04 / 2020]

University professor and researcher, Prof Radu Rey played a major part in the development of policies addressing mountain areas in Romania and Europe. He founded in 1989 the Romanian Mountain Area Commission – first Romanian […]

Future of LIFE: Euromontana responds to the consultation [28 / 04 / 2020]

The provisional objectives for the LIFE Programme have been agreed and the next step is to prepare the Multi Annual Work Programme covering the 2021-2024 period. To this end, the European Commission has launched a […]

Hiking routes to explore the impacts of climate change on mountains [27 / 04 / 2020]

Climate change’s effects are more and more visible in the Alps, with the retreat of glaciers and the shortage of certain species. In the framework of the Green Deal, the European Union will launch a […]

How to demonstrate solidarity in mountain areas during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives [24 / 04 / 2020]

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, mountain communities face unprecedented challenges due to the lockdown and isolation. The situation brings social difficulties for people, even more those living in remote areas, and financial ones for […]

EU Geographical Indications represent a sales value of €74.76 billion [23 / 04 / 2020]

On April 20th 2020, the European Commission published the “Study on the economic value of EU quality schemes, geographical indications (GIs) and traditional specialties guaranteed (TSGs)” in order to update and expand the previous study […]

Interesting calls for mountain projects: a monitoring for our members [22 / 04 / 2020]

The beginning of the 2021-2027 programming period, will see the introduction and piloting of new funding schemes – such as Horizon Europe, InvestEU etc. – or the restructuring of already existing ones. In this article, […]

The last SIMRA newsletter is out! [20 / 04 / 2020]

Over the last four years, SIMRA partners collaborated closely with stakeholders at international, European and local levels to identify, delineate and boost the impact of social innovation in marginalised rural areas. In February 19 and […]

Sarantaporo community network: a social innovation to connect people [17 / 04 / 2020]

Back in 2010, a young group of people in Sarantaporo (central Greece, near the Olympus mountain) decided to take action to develop connectivity in their village, where telecom operators had found no interest and viability […]

How to support mountain agriculture during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives [16 / 04 / 2020]

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers face various issues to continue feeding people but also to find alternative distribution channels for their products. With the closure of markets in many countries and the […]

Heading towards a new LIFE: priorities for post-2020 [15 / 04 / 2020]

Last LIFE call for proposals over the 2014-2020 period, alongside side with a targeted consultation for the Future of LIFE Programme, have just been published. By the end of this month, the LIFE Info & […]

CAP ANC payments protect water and biodiversity [9 / 04 / 2020]

On March 27, 2020, the European Commission published two reports (written by Alliance Environnement) analysing the impacts of the 2014-2020 Common Agriculture Policy on water and biodiversity in the European Union. In these reports, a […]

The European Year of rail: make it work for mountainous regions [8 / 04 / 2020]

On March 4, 2020, the European Commission proposed to make 2021 the European Year of Rail. The proposal aims at enhancing the objectives of the Green Deal in terms of sustainable mobility by focusing on […]

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🚨 Call for Session Contributors | DEADLINE: 1 MarchAre you passionate about environmental challenges and prospects for sustainable mountain regions? Share your insights and experiences at the MOVING Scientific Conference!📝 Submit your abstract (500 words) to moving.coord@uco.es by specifying your preferred session:➡️ Environmental challenges of mountain areas➡️ Value chain contribution to #resilience and #Sustainability➡️ The future of mountain areas💡 Don't miss this unique opportunity to exchange insights with the MOVING project and shape the future of mountain regions.All the details: bit.ly/3IaCrjq#MountainsMatter ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard about the pioneering school for shepherds and breeders in Italy? 🐑 The #LIFEProject @LIFE ShepForBio has created this initiative to teach participants the best practices for conserving pastoral habitats in three Italian regions ⛰️ Discover their work preserving our #Natura2000 sites 👉 bit.ly/4bFvggU#ShepForBio ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Save the Date! 🌟 Join us for an introductory online meeting on 21 February at 11:00 CET as we embark on a journey towards preserving the rich heritage of Carpathian pastoralism. Key Objectives of the Meeting: 🔹 Presenting the mandate of the Carpathian Convention and fostering cooperation for inscribing Carpathian pastoralism in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Humanity. 🔹 Sharing international experiences from the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralism (IYRP2026) and Romania's process for extending the Transhumance file under UNESCO. 🔹 Discussing avenues for extending the Transhumance file under UNESCO ICH or other means to promote Carpathian pastoralism. If you're passionate about preserving Carpathian pastoralism and keen to contribute, reach out to the Secretariat at info.carpathianconvention@un.org to join the conversation! 📸Photo by Sabrina Wisian🌾🏞️ #CulturalHeritage #UNESCO #CarpathianPastoralism ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for the upcoming LIFE Shepforbio online Discussion Forum, connecting pastoral schools, stakeholders and networks across Europe! 🐑 📅 22 February 2024 from 10:00 - 12:30 CET🔍On the Agenda:• Discussing a platform for the exchange of pastoral knowledge• The role of pastoral schools in regional & cross-regional initiativesAre you interested in joining and want to receive more details? DM us! 📧 Looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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