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Climate change in the mountains: key messages from the latest IPCC report [30 / 03 / 2023]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the Synthesis Report of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report. It summarises the state of knowledge on climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and on mitigation […]

Euromontana welcomes the opinion of the European Committee of the Regions on harnessing talent in Europe’s regions [27 / 03 / 2023]

Tailor-made policies are needed to tackle brain drain and depopulation, stressed the European Committee of the Regions in a recent opinion adopted on 16 March. The opinion follows the publication by the European Commission of […]

Citizen science turns people into alpine lakes observers [14 / 03 / 2023]

Water is an important natural resource in the mountains. Alpine lakes provide many ecosystem services to mountain and lowland communities. However, water resources are under increasing pressure and better water management is needed. In the […]

Rural Europe can become more resilient to demographic change say EU and regional representatives at SILVER SMEs closing conference [2 / 03 / 2023]

Rural and mountain areas can find solutions to demographic change and ageing. This was the main message of the final conference of the SILVER SMEs project, held in Brussels on 21 February. Rural Europe is […]

“Good for biodiversity, good for the climate: hay milk, simply good”: promoting the environmental sustainability of mountain foods [14 / 02 / 2023]

Mountain products are generally considered by consumers to be very tasty, but the general public is not necessarily aware of their sustainability. Yet mountain farming provides many ecosystem services, including for protection of biodiversity. Austrian […]

2023 calls for agri-products promotion campaigns: funding opportunities for mountain products [2 / 02 / 2023]

The calls for proposals for the EU 2023 agricultural products promotion programme are launched! These calls are an opportunity for farming organisations to promote mountain products through ambitious and creative communication campaigns. Through these campaigns, […]

The EU published its new Report on the Impact of Demographic Change [30 / 01 / 2023]

Rural Europe is more affected by demographic change. This is the message shared by the European Commission in its “Report on the impact of demographic change – in a changing environment”. Presented by European Commission’s […]

Serre Chevalier: a leading ski area in renewable self-consumption [24 / 01 / 2023]

Ski resorts have a key role to play in the energy transition and climate change mitigation. Some ski areas have started to produce renewable energy. In the French Alps, the Serre Chevalier ski area has […]

EU Commission proposes support to regions facing a talent development trap [20 / 01 / 2023]

The European Commission presented its Communication on “Harnessing talent in Europe’s regions”. Released on 17 January, the text proposes measures to address the lack of workforce and skilled employees, a trend that is affecting many […]

The European Parliament calls for an earmarking of funds for mountain areas [17 / 01 / 2023]

The European Parliament welcomes the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas developed by the European Commission since 2021 but suggests going further. This is the message sent by MEPs in the report adopted in plenary session […]

Sustainable mountain development: Euromontana’s 2023 booklet of good practices is out! [9 / 01 / 2023]

Euromontana enters 2023 with the publication of its annual booklet of good practices. This publication showcases 11 inspiring initiatives from all over Europe (UE and non-UE) collected by Euromontana in 2022 to promote initiatives that […]

The European Union launches its Rural Observatory [15 / 12 / 2022]

Announced in 2021 as one of the components of the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas, the European Rural Observatory was launched on 8 December. The creation of this observatory aims to centralise data on rural […]

Mountains still on the sidelines in policies, says the European Committee of the Regions [13 / 12 / 2022]

Mountain areas do not receive sufficient specific consideration, concludes the European Committee of the Regions in the recently adopted opinion “Enhancing Cohesion Policy support for regions with geographic and demographic handicaps (Art. 174 TFEU)”. Drafted […]

“Women move Europe’s mountains” a booklet to celebrate mountains women [11 / 12 / 2022]

Every year the world celebrates the International Mountain Day on 11 December. This international day was launched for the first time in 2003 and since then, it has become a symbolic date to acknowledge the […]

Fire resilience discussed at FIRE-RES’ 1st General Assembly [8 / 12 / 2022]

FIRE-RES partners and its Advisory Board gathered in Wageningen from 28th to 30th November 2022 for a productive annual project meeting and the first General Assembly, hosted by Wageningen University and Research. One year after the project´s […]

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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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