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How can social innovation contribute to the Green Deal’s objectives? A new SIMRA brochure of examples [7 / 04 / 2020]

Presented in December 2019, the European Green Deal is the Commission’s strategy to make the EU’s economy more sustainable and carbon neutral by 2050. This strategy acknowledges the magnitude of climate change’s effects on the […]

Press release – Euromontana calls for an ambitious budget for Cohesion Policy to support mountain areas in the time to come [6 / 04 / 2020]

One of the core EU objectives is to ensure economic, social and territorial cohesion in European regions, including in less favoured regions such as mountain areas. As the 2021-2027 programming period offers Member States the […]

A cross-border hospital to make up for the lack of medical care in the Pyrenees [2 / 04 / 2020]

The EGTC Hospital of Cerdanya is the first cross-border hospital in Europe. Located in the municipality of Puigcerdà, in Spain, a few meters from the French border, it aims at providing healthcare services on both […]

New EU Circular Economy Action Plan: what changes? [31 / 03 / 2020]

In line with the European Green Deal launched by the new European Commission and in respect of the Commission’s work plan for 2020, a new Circular Economy Action Plan was published on March 10, 2020. […]

Discover the European Commission’s new map of territorial development strategies [26 / 03 / 2020]

The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) recently launched a new online tool to identify territorial strategies implemented in the European Union.   Get inspired by other mountainous territories’ strategies The interactive map […]

Social Innovation in Rural Areas: discover our MOOC! [25 / 03 / 2020]

On March 30, 2020, the Horizon2020 SIMRA project (Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas) is launching a 3 weeks Massive Online Open Course on Social Innovation in Rural Areas. This course will drive you across […]

EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies postponed [24 / 03 / 2020]

In the current context due to COVID-19, the European Commission will focus its activities on a limited number of files in the coming weeks. On March 18, 2020, the European Commission published a list of […]

Discover the Bulgarian logo for the optional quality term “mountain products” [23 / 03 / 2020]

Mountainous areas in Bulgaria cover 53.3% of the overall surface and account for nearly 38% of all utilized agricultural areas. In light on the relevance of mountains areas for its national economy, Bulgaria has been […]

EIP-AGRI Call for interest: show how mountain farming can be carbon neutral [19 / 03 / 2020]

The European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture (EIP-AGRI) is organising a one-and-a-half-day workshop “Towards carbon neutral agriculture” on 09 and 10 September 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia. In view of the event, the EIP-AGRI is looking for […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Vlatko Andonovski, from MAKMONTANA (North Macedonia) [18 / 03 / 2020]

The Republic of North Macedonia is a mountainous country, with mountains and semi-mountains comprising more than 65% of the national territory. In North Macedonia 30% of the population live in mountain areas. To promote good […]

A toolbox to better involve the youth in mountain governance [16 / 03 / 2020]

Many young people leave mountain regions because they see few opportunities on the labour market and have no prospects for the future. Moreover, most policy makers are not aware of the benefits of a young […]

2020 work programme of the European Commission: make your voice heard [12 / 03 / 2020]

On January 29, 2020, the new European Commission published its annual work programme, forecasting several communications and new strategies in the coming months of crucial importance for our mountain areas. The new strategies announced will […]

Save the date: XII European Mountain Convention on “Smart Mountains” 29 & 30 Sept and 1 Oct 2020 [11 / 03 / 2020]

  Euromontana and CIA – Agricoltori italiani are co-organising the XII European Mountain Convention in Sila National Natural Park, Italy, on 29 & 30 September and 1 October 2020. The European Mountain Conventions are major […]

Snowshoe hiking in Nansens footstep [10 / 03 / 2020]

By Windy Kester Moe, Eastern Norway Research Institute A long row of colourful jackets, hats and small talk is ploughing through the deep snow at Valbjørgmorka in Vågå, Norway. Some hikers have ski poles; others […]

Read SILVER SMEs’ 6th newsletter! [3 / 03 / 2020]

  Did you know that 32% of the European Union’s older adult’s population lives alone? Loneliness and lack of adapted services make seniors more vulnerable in rural and mountainous areas. This is why SILVER SMEs […]

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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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