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Can future be smart for European rural, mountainous and sparsely populated areas? [19 / 04 / 2019]

On April 10th, the RUMRA intergroup on Remote, Mountainous and Remote Areas organised a conference at the European Committee of the Regions to discuss the needs and specificities of rural, mountainous and remote areas in […]

Inspiring rural networking [18 / 04 / 2019]

On April 11 and 12, 2019, ENRD organised in Brussels an event NetworX – inspiring rural Europe event. Euromontana actively participated to those two inspiring days of rural networking.   Networking to “de-Brusselize” rural development […]

No more glacier in the Alps in 80 years? [17 / 04 / 2019]

A new study published in the European Geosciences Union journal shows the Alps would be mostly ice free by 2100. Written by a team of researchers in Switzerland, the study provides updated data on the […]

2019 LIFE programme – new calls for proposals! [16 / 04 / 2019]

New calls for proposals under the EU LIFE programme are opened since April 4, 2019. They offer funding for projects under sub-programmes for environment and climate action. These sub-programmes cover a wide range of topics […]

Regions’ call to speed broadband access in Europe [12 / 04 / 2019]

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) asked for a Digital Europe for all last week at the Broadband Platform meeting with the European Commission. Created in 2017, the platform establishes a regular political dialogue between […]

A new database of good practices on climate change adaptation [9 / 04 / 2019]

The Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory (OPCC) created a new online database of good practices regarding climate change adaptation in the Pyrenees. The OPCC aims at monitoring and understanding climate change in the Pyrenees. The new […]

Wind farms and wolf conservation in Portugal: an innovative compensation scheme [5 / 04 / 2019]

Several renewable energy companies in Portugal have united to create the Iberian Wolf Habitat Conservation Association (ACHLI), which aims at putting in practice conservation activities that compensate for the environmental impact of wind parks. If […]

How can rural be inspirational? Choose your favourite project now [3 / 04 / 2019]

The Rural Inspiration Awards recognise inspiring initiatives funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) that demonstrate the contribution of rural development policy towards a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive rural Europe. The […]

Young people to the mountain tops this summer [2 / 04 / 2019]

Mountain areas are keen to welcome young travellers this summer and Euromontana has spotted three unique opportunities for young mountaineers from all over Europe. Don’t wait any longer to book your summer holidays! Travelling by […]

The EU ready to legislate on a worldwide protection of Geographical Indications? [29 / 03 / 2019]

On March 14, 2019, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached a political agreement on the rules that lay down how the EU will operate as a member of the Geneva Act. […]

SIMRA’s 6th newsletter in your mailboxes [28 / 03 / 2019]

Only one year left of SIMRA! This coming year will be full of opportunities for you to contribute to the SIMRA project: local workshops will be organised to discuss the results of our case studies […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Bruno Douniès, from the APM (France) [25 / 03 / 2019]

The Association Porc Montagne (APM) is a French association created in 1997 to bring together representatives of the mountain swine industry through professional colleges of the sector. We met Bruno Douniès, Coordinator of the association, […]

Sustainable tourism policy: what is at stake after 2020? [22 / 03 / 2019]

Tourism is a significant factor of territorial development for mountain areas but also faces challenges related to social and environmental sustainability. With the current programming period coming to its end, different stakeholders and Members of […]

International day of forests 2019 [21 / 03 / 2019]

Coinciding with the first day of the spring season, Thursday 21th March is the International Day of Forests 2019. Of particular importance for the EU, forests cover 40% of the EU’s land area, including half […]

Smart Village Scotland: Web communities for Scotland’s rural towns and villages [21 / 03 / 2019]

Smart Village Scotland is a platform aiming at helping the development of smart villages in Scotland, by equipping rural territories with the same technologies as those existing in large cities. It provides a dedicated webpage […]

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🌄🌄“Telework is not sufficient to attract youth in mountains.” says Carla Lostrangio, Euromontana. “We need to invest in employment, educational and cultural offers, mobility and broadband. The funds of the Cohesion Policy shall be used for that. “ Stimulating afternoon discussion organised by Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa and Il Sole 24 ORE with great inputs from Filippo barbera and Francesco Martino. #Montana174 #CohesionPolicy #Mountains ... See MoreSee Less
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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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