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2023 work programme of the European Commission: what EU policies could impact the mountains next year? [22 / 11 / 2022]

Sustainable food systems, rail freight and combined transport, European Year of Skills and more: what European Union policies could impact the mountains in 2023? Euromontana analysed the European Commission’s annual work programme for 2023 to outline […]

The UN reports on sustainable development in mountain areas [21 / 11 / 2022]

Every 3 years, the FAO and the Mountain Partnership prepare for the United Nations a report on the progress of sustainable development in the mountains. With only 8 years left to implement the objectives of […]

Forest fires increase in 2021 and 2022 concludes the recent JRC report [18 / 11 / 2022]

500,500 hectares of land burned in 2021, concludes the 2022 Joint Research Centre’s annual report on forest fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In 2020, the burned surface amounted 340,000 hectares (compare with […]

YESpecialists: boosting entrepreneurship education for youth employment in the mountains [14 / 11 / 2022]

Many rural and mountainous areas face the outmigration of young people, who leave to seek employment in urban areas. In order to face the employment challenge and to improve the image of mountain work, the […]

Launch of the new CAP network: what’s new? [19 / 10 / 2022]

With the start of a new programming period for the Common Agricultural Policy funds, the CAP networks at European and national levels are being redesigned. The new CAP network merges existing rural networks at European […]

Green Deal going local: discover the handbook for local and regional authorities [18 / 10 / 2022]

The European Committee of the Regions published its Green Deal Going Local Handbook. Part of its “Green Deal Going Local” campaign, the handbook aims at helping local and regional authorities delivering on the objectives of […]

RUSTIK kick-off meeting: Enabling rural communities’ actors and policy makers to design strategies for resilient rural areas [11 / 10 / 2022]

On the 4th and 5th October 2022, Euromontana participated to the kick-off meeting of the Horizon Europe project RUSTIK in Frankfurt (Germany). RUSTIK is a four-year transdisciplinary research project that aims to enable rural communities’ actors […]

Euromontana re-elected at the Mountain Partnership’s Steering Committee [6 / 10 / 2022]

Euromontana has been re-elected as a member of the Steering Committee of the Mountain Partnership – the United Nations alliance dedicated to mountain areas worldwide. The election took place on September 29, during the Sixth […]

Romania celebrates the National Mountain Day [5 / 10 / 2022]

By Ph.D eng. Dănuț Ungureanu – Director of the Romanian National Agency of Mountain Area Romania celebrates the “National Mountain Day” each September 14, which marks the traditional date of the end of grazing in […]

Cohesion policy: benefits for mountain development but efforts still awaited concludes Montana174’s event [3 / 10 / 2022]

The Cohesion Policy is of great benefit to mountain areas, but its efficiency can still be improved. This was the general message of the final conference of Montana174, organised by Euromontana at the European Committee […]

Euromontana launches a new online platform on Cohesion Policy in the mountains [29 / 09 / 2022]

The new website www.montana174.org is now online! This new multilingual website provides examples of initiatives funded by the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy in different mountain areas of Europe. From mobility to tourism, youth employment, innovation and […]

Dinara back to LIFE: restoring mountain grassland birds’ habitats [21 / 09 / 2022]

Mountain grasslands in Dalmatia are facing a loss of biodiversity due to the decrease of grazing practices. Rural migration and land abandonment are leading to the progressive reforestation of these pastures and to an increase […]

The European Rural Pact: what is it and how to get the mountains on board? [19 / 09 / 2022]

The creation of a Rural Pact was announced in June 2021 in the EU’s Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas. The Rural Pact is designed to involve all levels, including national, regional, and local authorities. It aims […]

Euromontana commits to the Rural Pact Community [13 / 07 / 2022]

Euromontana can help delivering on the Rural Pact. This was the message from our President Juanan Gutierrez at the Rural Pact conference in Brussels last 15 and 16 June. The Rural Pact is one of […]

Training unaccompanied minors to mountain jobs for a future in the Pyrenees [7 / 07 / 2022]

The Pyrenees are experiencing various socio-demographic trends in the mountains, including an ageing population, an exodus of young people and an increase in the number of unaccompanied minors. By offering training in traditional mountain sectors, […]

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