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SILVER SMEs publishes its third newsletter! [4 / 06 / 2019]

  Did you know that approximatively 70% of the EU’s older adults agree that developing products and services responding to their needs will become a key driver of the economy? This is why SILVER SMEs […]

How to address rural depopulation in mountain areas? [31 / 05 / 2019]

How to combat depopulation and make rural areas vibrant again? This was the question addressed during the ENRD Workshop on May 21, 2019. The event explored the role of Rural Development Programmes and other EU […]

Territorial brands in the Alpine region: a chance for a better valorisation of regional products? [31 / 05 / 2019]

Branding and labelling mountain products answer various needs:  clarification for consumers, protection of producers and promotion of traditional know-hows and local identities. Territorial brands are thus flourishing, including in the Alpine region. To better understand […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Milan Boleslav, from the Union of Marginalized Areas (Czech Republic) [28 / 05 / 2019]

Svaz Marginálních Oblastí is the Czech Union of Marginalized Areas, an organisation representing mountain farmers. Created in 2002, the Union gathers more than 300 farms in the country, defending extensive production models and the various […]

The brown bear reappears in Portugal after almost two centuries [23 / 05 / 2019]

Biodiversity has recently been in the spotlight mainly due to news about biodiversity loss and species going extinct (see the latest IPBES Global Assessment report published on 06/05/2019). But for the first time since 1843, […]

From farm to fork: Romania launches on-farm Local Gastronomic Points [22 / 05 / 2019]

In 2019 Romania adopted a new set of measures facilitating the promotion of local products and enabling farmers to set Local Gastronomic Points on their lands. The package aims at encouraging rural development as well […]

Become an expert of “Social innovation in rural areas”! [16 / 05 / 2019]

A one-week training course on social innovation in rural areas will take place at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza on 18-22 November 2019. The course is organised in the framework of the H2020 EU-funded […]

Cultural Routes: an e-learning tool to drive mountain areas on the path of sustainable tourism [15 / 05 / 2019]

The first online training course on Cultural Routes is now available. Developed within the Routes4U programme, this e-learning module aims at fostering regional development in macro-regions through the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. […]

How can multifunctionality address the challenges of mountain farming? [14 / 05 / 2019]

In times of increasing challenges of the social and economic viability of European farms, especially those in mountainous and remote areas, an option worth considering is multifunctional farming. By diversifying their activities, farmers can secure […]

EU food quality schemes: have your say! [10 / 05 / 2019]

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) published a new roadmap on quality schemes. The roadmap’s purpose is to assess how effective, efficient, relevant and consistent quality schemes are regarding […]

Transhumance as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage? [8 / 05 / 2019]

The wide range of practices, know-hows, skills, ethnographic elements, toponyms, festivals, gastronomy, and events linked to transhumance, together with its socio-environmental benefits, has prompted Italy, Austria and Greece to present Transhumance as a candidate for […]

2019 Broadband awards: are you fast enough? [6 / 05 / 2019]

The European Commission has launched the 2019 edition of the Broadband awards. This broadband competition across Europe aims at showcasing projects improving high-speed network, highlighting good practices and facilitating the exchange of digital expertise. Winners […]

When circular economy meets bioeconomy in rural areas [3 / 05 / 2019]

In October 2018, the European Commission put forward an action plan “to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe’s society, environment and economy”, referred to as an update of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy […]

Invisible pollution travelling to the mountains: microplastics in the Pyrenees [2 / 05 / 2019]

    Imagine walking through the Pyrenees. Snow lying on the mountaintops, insects buzzing around the flowers, sheep grazing the pastures, an icy river fed by the last Pyrenean glaciers. Such a pristine environment, seemingly […]

Our forests, our future [29 / 04 / 2019]

Forests cover 42% of the European Union territory and are part of our natural heritage. If they are currently facing various issues, such as forest fires, they can also be part of the answer to […]

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🆕Relive the XII European Mountain Convention on Smart Mountains!Now available: 👉the Sila Declaration for Smart Mountains 🌄👉the event report, presentations, brochure of smart initiatives👉the video of the ConventionVisit: www.emc2022.info/eventreport ... See MoreSee Less
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A few days left to register to our webinar on sustainable tourism on Dec 8📅🚵‍♀️Join the discussions & discover the stories of:Syndicat Mixte Canigou Grand SiteLabex ITTEM - Innovations et transitions territoriales en montagne 2TM - Transitions des Territoires de MontagneRRA Podravje - MariborAgenda 👇www.euromontana.org/en/events/sustainable-tourism-development-models-for-mountain-areas/Join us and Emblematic to discuss sustainable tourism! 🏂🔸Ski in the context of climate change🔸Stakeholders cooperation🔸Good practices📆8 Dec💻OnlineProgramme & registration 👇www.euromontana.org/en/events/sustainable-tourism-development-models-for-mountain-areas/Labex ITTEM - Innovations et transitions territoriales en montagne ... See MoreSee Less
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Mark your calendars! 📅 On 21 February we are hosting in Brussels the final conference of our Interreg Europe project Silver SMEs!On the agenda: local and regional policies to address ageing, actions to support SMEs of the Silver Economy, the value of interregional cooperation in the face of demographic change 👵More info 👇projects2014-2020.interregeurope.eu/silversmes/events/event/5482/silver-smes-final-conference/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We stand for #SmartMountains for 2050! 🌄The Sila Final Declaration from the XII European Mountain Convention commits to:🔄 resilience: to socio-economic, environmental, climatic, migratory and other changes⛰ attractiveness: by offering jobs, services and a good quality of life🌱 sustainability: with good management of their natural resources and recognised ecosystem servicesFind out more about our recommendations on dedicated polices & funding, community involvement, the Rural Pact, research and innovation and cooperation between stakeholders & more 👇www.euromontana.org/en/sila-declaration-smart-mountains-making-our-territories-more-attractive-an...Cia - Agricoltori Italiani CIA-Agricoltori Italiani della Calabria Parco Nazionale della Sila Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali ARSAC Azienda Regionale per lo Sviluppo dell'Agricoltura Calabrese G.A.L. SILA GAL Kroton HAZI Università della Montagna Asociatia RoMontana ERSAF Eurac Research GDR Terras de Pontevedra Norte Demanda Coworking Rural YESpecialists CTP EUSALP youth.shaping.EUSALP Mountain Partnership Moving - Mountain Valorisation through Interconnectedness and Green Growth ... See MoreSee Less
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Dans le cadre du webinar d'@Euromontana le 8 décembre, Raffaella Balzarini du @LabexITTEM interviendra sur le thème "New development models for mountain ski resorts in a context of climate change". Elle y présentera notamment le projet @EUAlpineSpace #Transtat. https://t.co/r1Jl00DFPP

🆕Relive the XII European Mountain Convention on #SmartMountains!

Now available:
👉the Sila Declaration for Smart Mountains 🌄
👉the event report, presentations, brochure of smart initiatives
👉the video of the conference

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Few days left to register to our webinar on #SustainableTourism on Dec 8📅

🚵‍♀️Discover the stories of mountain stakeholders on transition to more sustainable models!

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75% of Europe's #grasslands are in poor conservation status 🆘 But a change in policy or management can improve their #conservation! 🌱

More on Oreka Mendian's actions to restore the #pastures of the Basque mountains 👇
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🔥Yesterday FIRE-RES consortium had the opportunity to visit the sites where the two largest fires in Dutch history happened! An exciting opportunity to learn how the fire management system works in The Netherlands and the challenges for the upcoming years!🔥
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