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A military fort transformed into an ultra-modern museum in the Italian mountains [19 / 06 / 2015]

After over a decade of restoration work an abandoned fort located in the Aosta Valley, Italy, is now standing as a cultural centre. In the framework of the “regeneration of the Bard castle” project and […]

The 2015 Green Week: “NATURE, OUR HEALTH, OUR WEALTH” [19 / 06 / 2015]

Euromontana attended the 15 th Green Week, the biggest EU annual conference on European Environment that took place from 3 to 5 June 2015 in Brussels. This year the Green Week focused on Nature and […]

Mountain Week at Expo 2015: conferences on mountain products [18 / 06 / 2015]

The Mountain Week was organised at EXPO Milano from the 4th to 11th June 2015 by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, in collaboration with the Alpine Convention, the Carpathian Convention and other organisations such […]

The Quality Mountain Products: challenge and opportunity for harnessing the potential of mountain areas [16 / 06 / 2015]

ROMONTANA, the National Association for Mountains Rural Development in Romania and its partner organizations, members of Euromontana, with the support of the National Rural Development Network (RNDR), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development from Romania […]

HAZI organized a course on identification and management of communal grasslands in the Basque mountains [12 / 06 / 2015]

Under the title “Identification and management of communal grasslands in the Basque mountains”, Hazi, the Spanish member on which Euromontana’s president, Juan Andrés Gutiérrez is working, organised a course on the 27th and 28th May […]

Euromontana welcomes a new member: Poliedra [11 / 06 / 2015]

Poliedra, in Italy, is officially a new member of Euromontana. Poliedra is a consortium of the Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano) that specializes in applied research and consultancy in the areas of environmental […]

How to reconvert an old industrial park into a social centre in a small village [9 / 06 / 2015]

In the first decades of the XX Century, the Lake Copais company built an industrial park in the small village of Orchomène in Greece. Around fifty years later, this complex was empty and it was […]

The role of rural tourism in mountain areas as a development agent [5 / 06 / 2015]

The small village of Kalopanayiotis, in the mountains of Cyprus, is a good example of how rural tourism can be considered as a sustainable way to preserve communities. Even if in this town we can […]

The LIFE programme has opened two calls for proposals [5 / 06 / 2015]

With the aim of supporting projects that protect the environment and face the impact of climate change, the LIFE programme has launched two calls for proposals. If you want to read the whole article, please, […]

How the European Commission is going to simplify the CAP? [5 / 06 / 2015]

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, has announced two packages of measures to simplify the implementation of the 2014-2020 CAP. On the one hand, he explained that some of the proposals are […]

Is the Youth Guarantee efficient to improve the unemployment rate of young people? [2 / 06 / 2015]

The Youth Employment Initiative particularly supports young people not in education, employment or training in the Union’s regions with a youth unemployment rate in 2012 at above 25% by integrating them into the labour market .This Youth […]

The European Commission publishes two reports on the potential impact for certain foods of the new origin labelling legislation [1 / 06 / 2015]

In the context of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (1169/2011) the European Commission has published two reports on mandatory food origin labelling. As a conclusion, both reports show that the benefits from the new […]

Slovenia brings the digital culture to youngsters [29 / 05 / 2015]

Dolenjska Multimedia Centre opened its doors in 2003, since then, its objective has been to ensure that youngsters could have access to computers and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as well as to entrepreneurship programmes, […]

First Massive Open Online Course on Ecotourism [28 / 05 / 2015]

DEFISMED, the Collective intelligence in the service of social innovation “green” in the Mediterranean organisation is organising the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Ecotourism. This course was created in collaboration with the University […]

Euromontana welcomes a new member: SODEBUR [28 / 05 / 2015]

SODEBUR (Society for the Development of the Province of Burgos in Spain) is officially a new member of Euromontana. It works to promote social and economic development in the rural areas of this Spanish province. […]

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