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An agro-silvo-pastoral model for a more sustainable agri-food production in Mediterranean mountains [5 / 11 / 2019]

Life Polyfarming is a regenerative agriculture project that combines forest resources, livestock and crops to recover a fertile soil in Mediterranean mountain areas. The project, co-financed by the European Commission’s LIFE program, is led by […]

The future of pastoralism: a key tool for forest fire prevention [29 / 10 / 2019]

By Isabeau Ottolini, Environmental Social Scientist “With every 0,002€ invested in territorial management, we save 1€ otherwise spent on extinguishing forest fires”. With this phrase Marc Castellnou – head of the Catalan Firefighters – opened […]

The Committee of the Regions encourages more efforts to promote pastoralism and keep vibrant mountains [25 / 10 / 2019]

Euromontana congratulates the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the unanimous adoption of its report “Pastoralism” by Jacques Blanc on 9 October 2019. Euromontana had contributed to the preparation of this report in spring 2019 […]

Smart Villages: from theory to practice [24 / 10 / 2019]

During the 2019 European Week of Regions and Cities, the session on “Smart Villages: overcoming the divide between urban and rural areas” organised by DG REGIO was an opportunity to discuss what the concept can […]

How to foster development in mountainous depopulated areas? Feedback from the EU Regions Week [23 / 10 / 2019]

Regional development in rural and sparsely populated areas was on the agenda of the 2019 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels organised in October 2019. With the current programming period […]

Call for speakers: represent mountain forestry at the 4th Forest Innovation Workshop [21 / 10 / 2019]

  The Rosewood network is organising the 4th Forest Innovation Workshop “Inform-Prioritize-Collaborate: Cooperation of Regions on Innovation in Forest Management, Use of Wood and Forest-related Services”. Started in 2014 as a joint initiative of relevant […]

The French rural agenda: what place for mountain areas? [21 / 10 / 2019]

In September 2019, the French government announced the first measures of its rural agenda. The government’s reflections were enriched by the report “Rural areas: an ambition to be shared” of the Rural Agenda Mission. This […]

Romania creates Massif Committees! [17 / 10 / 2019]

On June 4, 2019, the Romanian Government published its decision n°332 (Official Journal n°444) establishing a National Mountain Council as well as 9 Massif Committees. After the adoption of the Romanian Mountain Law in 2018, […]

Can regional policy bring Europe closer to citizens of mountain areas? [17 / 10 / 2019]

During the 2019 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities “Europe Closer to citizens of Islands Mountains and Sparsely Populated Areas” was organised by DG REGIO on 8th October. Marie Clotteau – Director […]

The European Union joins the international act on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications [16 / 10 / 2019]

EU institutions officially approved the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement, a multilateral treaty for the protection of geographical indications managed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. An […]

A new SIMRA brochure of inspiring examples of social innovation in forestry now available! [10 / 10 / 2019]

A new SIMRA brochure “From science to social innovation: connecting forests and people” aims at showcasing the diversity of social innovations based upon case studies associated with forestry. These results are extracted from the 2019 […]

Towards a macroregional strategy for the Carpathians [9 / 10 / 2019]

Euromontana participated in a public hearing on 10th September 2019 to share comments on the own initiative report on “the macroregional strategy for the Carpathian region”, prepared by Mr Wladyslaw Ortyl, member of the Committee […]

The European Commission launches a new webpage focused on mountain areas [7 / 10 / 2019]

The European Commission’s DG REGIO has recently created a new webpage dedicated to mountain areas, islands and sparsely populated areas. With at least 15 Member States facing one or several of these specificities, it is […]

How can you help promote rural social innovation in Horizon Europe? [3 / 10 / 2019]

Horizon Europe is the follow-up of the Horizon 2020 research programme for the next European programming period 2021-2027. The European Commission has started to prepare for the programme’s implementation, including through a co-constructed approach. The […]

Revitalising rural areas thanks to villages’ bistros: a practice guide from Massif Central [1 / 10 / 2019]

In rural areas, in particular in the most remote ones, bistros and cafes are places for local communities to meet but most of them also provide services and organise cultural events. The French government announced […]

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❗🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Rural #braindrain: How can the Cohesion Policy help reverse the trend? This was the topic of our discussion today at the European Parliament together with the Integroup RUMRA & Smart Villages, MEP Hannes Heide, Vesna Caminades from the Bolzano-South Tyrol Autonomous Region and Blandine Camus, Euromontana. We looked at how👇: ✴️Awareness on funds and more investments on mobility can make mountains more attractive to youth & workers✴️Cultural and educational offers disclose job opportunities, such as marketing and cultural management, and reduce outmigration ✴️Concrete recommendations to counter brain drain by Euromontana, starting from the funds of the #CohesionPolicy #Montana174 #Mountains #EuropeanYearofYouth ... See MoreSee Less
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⏳ A few days left to get your early bird ticket for the XII European Mountain Convention! 🌄👉2 days of conference to define the future of #SmartMountains👉3 study visits to discover the region👉The Euromontana General Assembly ℹ️ Programme & registration: www.emc2022.info/‼️ Registration is open for the XII European Mountain Convention 🌄Innovation, governance, mobility, natural resources, digital transition & more ➡️ Join us to define a strategy for the development of SmartMountains towards 2050Programme & registration 👇👉 www.emc2022.info/Cia - Agricoltori Italiani | Regione Calabria | Parco Nazionale della Sila | G.A.L. SILA | GAL Sibaritide | Gal Kroton | Mountain Partnership ... See MoreSee Less
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Event report🆕

Main messages from last week's event on #BrainDrain with @IntergroupRUMRA & MEP @HannesHeide
👉Mountains lack diversified & qualified jobs
👉Culture plays a role in attractiveness
👉The 🇪🇺 #NewEuropeanBauhaus can improve quality of life

https://t.co/8cWW1R9236

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Giovani, vita in montagna e opportuintà date dall'Ue. Il bello di punti di vista critici: da non perdere gli spunti dati da Carla Lostrangio di @Euromontana , di @FilBarbera e @fmartino_obc https://t.co/wwGLcRizKb #Work4Future

We’re still looking for papers on harnessing #digitalization for #SustainableFutures of #mountain #SocialEcologicalSystems. What works, how does it work, what risks are there?

We’ve extended the due date: Submit by 1 August 2022! https://t.co/NxyLlKa3VY

#MountainsMatter

La Oficina @aragon_Bruselas ha asistido al evento #RuralBrainDrain organizado por @Euromontana. Junto con @HannesHeide, europarlamentario austriaco, y con miembros de otras regiones europeas hemos dialogado sobre la fuga de cerebros y como mitigar la disminución de la población.

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How to fight #BrainDrain in mountain areas?🌄

🔸Economic diversification
🔸Change of mindsets
🔸Strategies to attract young graduates back
🔸Analysis of COVID-19 impact

More recommendations in our position paper👇
https://t.co/rrE01AUpLs

#EUYearofYouth #MountainsMatter

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