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Rural territories in the 2014-2020 policies of territorial cohesion and inclusive growth [19 / 10 / 2015]

The RUMRA (Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas) Intergroup meeting on “Rural territories in the 2014-2020 policies of territorial cohesion and inclusive growth” took place on 22 September 2015. The meeting counted with the participation of […]

LAST MINUTE: Advanced course in Project Management for the Mountain 2015/16 of the Mountain University (Edolo) [7 / 10 / 2015]

The Advanced Course in Project Management for the Mountain 2015/16 will be held at the headquarters of Mountain University based in Edolo, decentralized campus of the University of Milan. The course will be also fully […]

Discover the MERIT project on ecosystem services in mountain areas [6 / 10 / 2015]

This project focuses on the result-oriented agri-environment measures and their role in supporting biodiversity. The MERIT research can bring an important input to work to be done under the PEGASUS project. Agri-environmental measures are the […]

First PEGASUS workshop in Slovenia: new ways of understanding the role of agriculture and forestry [2 / 10 / 2015]

On 17 September 2015 in a sunny late summer day, took place the PEGASUS project workshop. The event was organized by University of Ljubljana, the Slovenian project partner. The workshop took place in the Multipurpose […]

First call of Interreg Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) is open! [2 / 10 / 2015]

On the 23rd September 2015, the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme has opened its first call for proposals. Up to 260 million euros of co-financing are available for public and private organisations that want to cooperate […]

The territorial impact of EU policies – a consistent and inclusive approach [30 / 09 / 2015]

 To close-up the project “Towards a more balanced territorial development in the EU (European Union)”, the  section Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (NAT) of European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a final conference in […]

Do you also believe in permanent pasture to improve animal production? [27 / 09 / 2015]

In mountain areas, grass is the major component of the diet of ruminants. The quality of the pasture plays a direct role on the animal production. The downside of it is that usual grasses present […]

Open Days 2015 [22 / 09 / 2015]

The 13th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (Open Days 2015) takes place on 12-15 October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Participation is free of charge. Registration for Brussels-based seminars is open until […]

Comprehensive package of measures for European farmers [22 / 09 / 2015]

The European Commission has announced on 7 September 2015 a support package worth €500 million in response to the difficulties faced by European farmers. This support package available under the Common Agricultural Policy is meant […]

Draft versions of the Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-2017 released [17 / 09 / 2015]

The European Commission released the draft versions of the Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-2017. The adoption and the publication of the final work programme by the Commission are expected in mid-October 2015. We encourage […]

Using new technologies to generate higher income for producers [15 / 09 / 2015]

Matching supply with demand and getting fair prices for their products are among the recurring challenges of farmers and especially mountain farmers. One of the reasons for that is the lack of visibility of the […]

The FAO publishes a report highlighting the contributions of mountain soils [11 / 09 / 2015]

In the International Year of Soils, the FAO published a report about mountain soils and their contributions to food security and ecosystems. Mountain soils are fragile resources that are slow to regenerate.  They are subject […]

Involving mountain local communities in the development of environmental policies in Italy [24 / 08 / 2015]

CONTEXT In the context of sustainable development of mountain areas, ‘mountain communities’ could provide an appropriate institutional set up to implement and develop environmental policies. This is the main belief behind the Suneagle LIFE project. […]

The new EU Macrostrategy for the Alpine Region has been adopted [19 / 08 / 2015]

The European Commission has officially launched the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) on the 28th July 2015. It has published a communication and an action plan precising its priorities and how EUSALP should […]

New PEGASUS Website [11 / 08 / 2015]

The PEGASUS (Public Ecosystem Goods and Services from land management – Unlocking the Synergies) project aims to develop new ways of thinking about farmland and forest management to achieve the most appropriate level of environmental […]

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