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Euromontana calls upon the EU to act against rural depopulation in mountain areas [16 / 01 / 2020]

On January 15, 2020, Euromontana participated to a public consultation at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) on demographic changes in the EU. The consultation, hosted by Mr János Ádám Karácsony, aimed at providing […]

The European Green Deal: a good deal for mountain areas? [15 / 01 / 2020]

In 2019, December 11th did not only mark International Mountain Day but also the launch of the European Green Deal by the newly elected von der Leyen Commission. The European Green Deal is intended to […]

SIMRA’s final conference: registrations open! [13 / 01 / 2020]

“Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas” (SIMRA) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. SIMRA seeks to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry […]

Subscribe to Euromontana’s external newsletter! [9 / 01 / 2020]

Euromontana is launching its newsletter, focused on policy developments and interesting initiatives for mountain territories in greater Europe. Launched as a new communication tool, this newsletter will provide further information on the activities carried out […]

Transhumance now officially UNESCO intangible cultural heritage [7 / 01 / 2020]

By Isabeau Ottolini, Environmental Social Scientist Several months ago, we informed you of the initiative led by Italy, Austria and Greece to register transhumance on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Today we have […]

GPS tracking for grazing herds: increasing consumers’ trust in sustainable animal products [13 / 12 / 2019]

Pastoralism faces a wide range of different challenges in Europe, from land use to climate change and large herds management. In Thessaly, Greece, cooperation Terra Thessalia developed a GPS tracking system in Thessaly to facilitate […]

10 years after the Lisbon Treaty: what progress has been made in the Cohesion Policy for mountain areas? [12 / 12 / 2019]

On December 1st, 2019, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty. This Treaty introduced an objective of territorial cohesion through Article 174, which calls for special attention to be paid to “island, cross-border […]

Experts wanted for EIP-AGRI on large carnivores and sustainable beef production [12 / 12 / 2019]

The European Commission is launching a call for experts such as farmers, foresters, advisers, scientists and other relevant actors for five new EIP-AGRI Focus Groups. Focus Groups are temporary groups of selected experts focusing on […]

Visiting mountain villages during the European Rural Parliament [11 / 12 / 2019]

The 4th European Rural Parliament was organised in November 2019 in the mountainous region of Asturias in Spain. The village of Candas hosted the event which gathered more than 300 participants including rural people, representatives […]

Forest Innovation Workshop 2020: registrations are open! [4 / 12 / 2019]

  Forestry and forest-based circular economy play a major role in the EU climate, energy and bioeconomy policies. Since 2014, Euromontana has joined forces with other organisations to foster innovation in the sector by organising […]

SILVER SMEs publishes its 5th newsletter! [29 / 11 / 2019]

  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 […]

How to better include mountain areas in the next programming period? A step-by-step factsheet for Managing Authorities [27 / 11 / 2019]

Cohesion policy aims “at reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least favoured regions” and states that “particular attention shall be paid to (…) mountain regions” […]

Encourage smart governance in mountain areas! [26 / 11 / 2019]

Euromontana participated this year to the 4th European Rural Parliament, organised by ELARD and held in Candas, Spain, on October 6-9, 2019. The European Rural Parliament is a long-term campaign to express the voice of […]

The Mountain Parliament of the Occitanie region, France: involving mountain communities in their region’s future [25 / 11 / 2019]

The Occitanie region, France, created a Mountain Parliament in 2018 to offer a new open discussion space to mountain local communities. The initiative aims at proposing a smarter governance model in the region and to […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Rosa Amador, from the ADVID (Portugal) [19 / 11 / 2019]

The ADVID (the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region) is a non-profit organisation established in 1982 in Portugal to contribute to the modernisation of viticulture and to promote the quality of […]

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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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