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The European Green Deal – mountain communities can make a big difference claims the CoR [27 / 02 / 2020]

In February 2020, during the first plenary session of the recently renewed European Committee of the Regions (CoR) members adopted the opinion “Towards sustainable neighbourhoods and small communities – Environment policy below municipal level” by […]

Farm to Fork Strategy: be ready by the end of March [26 / 02 / 2020]

As part of the new European Green Deal, DG SANTE will publish a “Farm to Fork” strategy in spring 2020, in close cooperation with DG AGRI and DG MARE in particular. This article sets out […]

A village delivery service for the rural ageing population [24 / 02 / 2020]

Spain is among the European countries with the highest share of people aged 80 and more, with 6% of their population belonging to this age group (Eurostat, 2016, data on life expectancy). In addition, most […]

Cuts to rural development budget unacceptable [18 / 02 / 2020]

The Rural Coalition and Coalition of European Agriregions deem the recently proposed cut to rural development funding to be unacceptable and call on the policy-makers to review this approach ahead of the summit on 20th […]

Where do we stand in the adoption of the legislative proposals for the CAP 2021-2027? [18 / 02 / 2020]

Proposed in June 2018 by the European Commission, the legislative proposals for the future CAP for 2021-2027 are still under negotiation. Delayed due to the discussions on the Brexit and the Multiannual Financial Framework, they […]

Euromontana in the Troodos mountains in Cyprus for smart governance [17 / 02 / 2020]

From January 28 to 31, 2020, Euromontana was invited to participate in the three-day European conference “Mountain Areas of Large Mediterranean Islands: European Issues, National and Regional Policies and Local Mechanisms” organised in the Troodos […]

EUSALP: Euromontana at a round table on short circuits [11 / 02 / 2020]

On 4 February in Lyon, France, the French presidency of EUSALP (macro strategy for the Alps) was launched. A round table discussion was held on the topic of “What short circuits for agricultural and forestry […]

Interview of the month: meeting with George Alexakis, from the Region of Crete (Greece) [11 / 02 / 2020]

The region of Crete is the biggest island in Greece, and the fifth one in the Mediterranean basin. High mountains ranges are a key feature of the region’s distinctiveness, which faces the specificities of both […]

Rural Europe: which way to go? A call for a European long-term vision for the development of rural areas [7 / 02 / 2020]

  In September 2019, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, announced her wish to develop a new long-term vision for rural areas, which will be developed by the Vice-President for Democracy […]

Promote mountain products within the 2020 promotion policy calls! [4 / 02 / 2020]

On January 30, 2020, the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency of the EU (CHAFEA) held an Info Day on the Call for Proposals for the 2020 EU Promotion Programme for Agricultural Products. The promotion […]

Booklet of good practices 2020: get inspired by these mountain initiatives [29 / 01 / 2020]

To celebrate the start of 2020, Euromontana has published a new booklet of good practices. This brochure is the result of the exchange of good practices carried out by Euromontana in 2019 and aims at […]

Ecotourism trainings for handicraft entrepreneurs: a driver of sustainable tourism in the Carpathians [29 / 01 / 2020]

At a time when mass tourism is intensifying and concentrating on a few cities and destinations in Europe, with significant impacts on the environment but also on the lives of local people, it is crucial […]

The PASTRES project – could we learn from pastoralists? [22 / 01 / 2020]

By Michele NORI, PASTRES project research associate The PASTRES project is a research project dealing with pastoralism and pastoralists living in different regions of the globe, including different portions of European mountainous, inner and island […]

Making people proud of their rural roots: the Universal Day of Rural Pride [21 / 01 / 2020]

Isabeau Ottolini, Environmental Social Scientist Keeping vibrant and active rural populations is a challenge that requires joining efforts, such as the recently organised European Rural Parliament. The 2019 edition’s location of the event was especially […]

A new European comparator tool on large carnivore’s management [20 / 01 / 2020]

The EU Large Carnivore Platform is a grouping of European stakeholders regularly meeting to discuss issues related to coexistence between humankind and larges carnivores. In January 2020, the platform launched a new online comparative tool. […]

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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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