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A new Smart Villages portal has been launched [8 / 01 / 2018]

The ENRD Contact Point recently launched an online portal collecting projects, initiatives, and networks from across Europe exploring new and varied ways of revitalising rural services through digital and social innovation. The portal contains information […]

How to combat wildfires in Mediterranean mountains? Maintain active agriculture and forestry [5 / 01 / 2018]

Mountain landscapes in Portugal and other Mediterranean regions in Europe have changed considerably over the last decades. Changes, driven mostly by socioeconomic factors (e.g., demography, agricultural policy) lead to depopulation and land abandonment in many […]

The need for providing public goods in remote and marginal areas, including mountains [3 / 01 / 2018]

In the final stage of the PEGASUS project, three workshops aimed at testing our emerging findings by highlighting specific perspectives. The workshop in Vienna focused on exploring in more detail the potential for provision of […]

The Omnibus regulation has been adopted for agriculture [21 / 12 / 2017]

The Omnibus Regulation for agriculture has been adopted on the 13th December 2017, as a separate act from the rest of the proposed Omnibus regulation. It brings several changes in the implementation of the current […]

Successful road-testing of the PEGASUS emerging findings in November! [20 / 12 / 2017]

The PEGASUS project organised a series of 3 regional workshops in different countries of the EU during the month of November 2017: in The Hague (Netherlands) on 16 November, Lisbon (Portugal) on 24 November, and […]

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 has been launched [18 / 12 / 2017]

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 took off. The start of the year was marked by the European Culture Forum, a biennial flagship event on cultural cooperation that took place in Milan on 7-8 […]

Give your view on the EU’s Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change! [15 / 12 / 2017]

The European Commission is undertaking an evaluation of the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change to assess its implementation and performance, compared to what was expected at the time the Strategy was adopted in […]

Euromontana in the new issue of Rural Connections! [14 / 12 / 2017]

The Horizon 2020 PEGASUS project was featured in the latest edition of the Rural Connections magazine, published by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD). As a PEGASUS partner and a representative of mountain stakeholders, […]

Climate change adaptation in the Carpathian Mountains [14 / 12 / 2017]

The Carpathian Convention recently published a report entitled “Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Carpathian mountains”. The study report presents the trends and scenarios of climate change in the Carpathians, the key risks for […]

Tips for writing proposals from Horizon 2020 Infodays [12 / 12 / 2017]

The Horizon 2020 work programme (for the 2018-2020 period) was adopted at the end of October (available here). The four cross-cutting focus areas for all Horizon 2020 calls are: implementing the Paris Agreement, digitisation, circular […]

Still wondering what social innovation in rural areas looks like? Check out our new brochure! [8 / 12 / 2017]

This new SIMRA brochure aims at showcasing the diversity of social innovations in rural areas of Europe and the Mediterranean regions. A sneak peek of what you will find in this brochure includes revitalisation plans […]

Interview of the month: Meeting with Ana Savšek from Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia) [7 / 12 / 2017]

Heart of Slovenia is a development center, established in 2000. It works like a local development agency connecting several municipalities in the central part of Slovenia and covering the area east from Ljubljana. The municipalities […]

An online market to connect small farmers with urban consumers [5 / 12 / 2017]

Adelaide.Farm is a project that built up an online market for small farmers to connect with the urban consumers in south Portugal. Through the website, the consumers can buy products (from a responsible agriculture) and […]

Social Innovation to foster the inclusion of refugees in rural areas [1 / 12 / 2017]

On the 16 and 17 November 2017, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised an event on “Social Innovation for refugee inclusion”, including one session on the integration of refugees in small and rural […]

EU funded research on way to decoding success of Social Innovation in marginalised rural areas [30 / 11 / 2017]

SIMRA – a European Cooperative Research project  funded by the H2020 EU Framework Programme is making its first advances in identifying key success criteria and good practice examples for social innovation in some of the […]

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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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