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Improve rural broadband: follow the guide! [22 / 05 / 2020]

The European Broadband Competence Office (BCO) published a handbook on rural broadband, as part of the European Commission’s Action Plan on Rural Broadband. Targeting both promoters and policy makers, it presents solutions to improve broadband […]

XII European Mountain Convention on “Smart Mountains” postponed to 2021 [20 / 05 / 2020]

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainties for the months ahead, Euromontana and CIA – Agricoltori italiani decided to the postpone the 2020 edition of the European Mountain Convention to September 2021. European Mountain […]

How to develop services of general interest in the Alps? [18 / 05 / 2020]

Services of general interest (SGI) like telecom connections, energy supply, postal and transport services are of vital importance for mountain and rural areas. In the Alpine area, a Think Tank is making reflections on the […]

Rørosrein: a taste of tradition and diversification [15 / 05 / 2020]

Around 30.000 wild reindeers can be counted in Norway. The natural surroundings of Røros are the historical area for reindeer breeding. In the middle North part of Norway, between Trondheim and Elga, 26 families are […]

Euromontana shares its long-term vision for mountain rural areas [14 / 05 / 2020]

The European Commission is expected to publish its communication on the “long-term vision for rural areas” during the first semester 2021. The long-term vision for rural areas is coordinated by Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, European Commissioner […]

Protection of mountain heritage awarded at the Europa Nostra Awards [13 / 05 / 2020]

On May 7, 2020, were announced the winners of this year’s edition of the Europa Nostra Awards, the European heritage competition created in 2002 by the European Commission. Among the awarded initiatives this year is […]

Call for projects on circular bioeconomy: what you need to know to submit your proposal [11 / 05 / 2020]

On April 22, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking organised a Virtual Info Day to launch its seventh and last calls for projects over the 2014-2020 period. With an indicative budget of € 102 million, the […]

How to support mountain tourism during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives [6 / 05 / 2020]

Many sectors are facing financial issues because of COVID-19 pandemic. The approaching summer raises the question of how to support the tourism sector, at a time when borders will probably remain closed in the next […]

Meanwhile in Norway: the coronavirus crisis puts emergency preparedness in rural mountain municipalities on the agenda [4 / 05 / 2020]

By Tor Arnesen, senior research scientist at the Eastern Norway Research Institute About half of the Norwegians has access to a second home, and many people divide their time and lives between an apartment in the […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Prof. Radu Rey, Senator of Euromontana [29 / 04 / 2020]

University professor and researcher, Prof Radu Rey played a major part in the development of policies addressing mountain areas in Romania and Europe. He founded in 1989 the Romanian Mountain Area Commission – first Romanian […]

Future of LIFE: Euromontana responds to the consultation [28 / 04 / 2020]

The provisional objectives for the LIFE Programme have been agreed and the next step is to prepare the Multi Annual Work Programme covering the 2021-2024 period. To this end, the European Commission has launched a […]

Hiking routes to explore the impacts of climate change on mountains [27 / 04 / 2020]

Climate change’s effects are more and more visible in the Alps, with the retreat of glaciers and the shortage of certain species. In the framework of the Green Deal, the European Union will launch a […]

How to demonstrate solidarity in mountain areas during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives [24 / 04 / 2020]

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, mountain communities face unprecedented challenges due to the lockdown and isolation. The situation brings social difficulties for people, even more those living in remote areas, and financial ones for […]

EU Geographical Indications represent a sales value of €74.76 billion [23 / 04 / 2020]

On April 20th 2020, the European Commission published the “Study on the economic value of EU quality schemes, geographical indications (GIs) and traditional specialties guaranteed (TSGs)” in order to update and expand the previous study […]

Interesting calls for mountain projects: a monitoring for our members [22 / 04 / 2020]

The beginning of the 2021-2027 programming period, will see the introduction and piloting of new funding schemes – such as Horizon Europe, InvestEU etc. – or the restructuring of already existing ones. In this article, […]

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Missed our seminar on senior #tourism and accessibility? You want to catch up & discover inspiring initiatives?
⬇ The recording is available on our YouTube channel ⬇
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#Mobility can be Sustainable & Smart if accessible to all for better #cohesion and greater emissions reduction 🚞 The new EU strategy should
🌄Propose a Rural Mobility Package
🌄Develop rail transport
🌄Further support #socialinnovation & #SmartVillages
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🗣️@joseppuxeu Following the huge increase in teleworking during the lockdown, the #postcovid recovery plans are opening up opportunities to consolidate a paradigm shift that is no longer utopian, where jobs with high added value are relocated to rural and mountainous areas.🧑‍💻🏞️

🗣️@dslavova1 In mountain areas, extensive livestock farming enables marginal land without agricultural value to be put to good use.

Well-managed grazing activity provides multiple benefits but specific support measures are absolutely necessary

#RuralAreas 🧑‍🌾🐄

👉 Registration open for our first webinar 👈
Join us on 1 Oct to discuss rural #resilience and build a smarter future for mountain communities 🌄 With @HerbertDorfmann @Cia_Agricoltura @CPoliedra & more! Registration before 29 Sept ⬇
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