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The last SIMRA newsletter is out! [20 / 04 / 2020]

Over the last four years, SIMRA partners collaborated closely with stakeholders at international, European and local levels to identify, delineate and boost the impact of social innovation in marginalised rural areas. In February 19 and […]

Sarantaporo community network: a social innovation to connect people [17 / 04 / 2020]

Back in 2010, a young group of people in Sarantaporo (central Greece, near the Olympus mountain) decided to take action to develop connectivity in their village, where telecom operators had found no interest and viability […]

How to support mountain agriculture during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives [16 / 04 / 2020]

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers face various issues to continue feeding people but also to find alternative distribution channels for their products. With the closure of markets in many countries and the […]

Heading towards a new LIFE: priorities for post-2020 [15 / 04 / 2020]

Last LIFE call for proposals over the 2014-2020 period, alongside side with a targeted consultation for the Future of LIFE Programme, have just been published. By the end of this month, the LIFE Info & […]

CAP ANC payments protect water and biodiversity [9 / 04 / 2020]

On March 27, 2020, the European Commission published two reports (written by Alliance Environnement) analysing the impacts of the 2014-2020 Common Agriculture Policy on water and biodiversity in the European Union. In these reports, a […]

The European Year of rail: make it work for mountainous regions [8 / 04 / 2020]

On March 4, 2020, the European Commission proposed to make 2021 the European Year of Rail. The proposal aims at enhancing the objectives of the Green Deal in terms of sustainable mobility by focusing on […]

How can social innovation contribute to the Green Deal’s objectives? A new SIMRA brochure of examples [7 / 04 / 2020]

Presented in December 2019, the European Green Deal is the Commission’s strategy to make the EU’s economy more sustainable and carbon neutral by 2050. This strategy acknowledges the magnitude of climate change’s effects on the […]

Press release – Euromontana calls for an ambitious budget for Cohesion Policy to support mountain areas in the time to come [6 / 04 / 2020]

One of the core EU objectives is to ensure economic, social and territorial cohesion in European regions, including in less favoured regions such as mountain areas. As the 2021-2027 programming period offers Member States the […]

A cross-border hospital to make up for the lack of medical care in the Pyrenees [2 / 04 / 2020]

The EGTC Hospital of Cerdanya is the first cross-border hospital in Europe. Located in the municipality of Puigcerdà, in Spain, a few meters from the French border, it aims at providing healthcare services on both […]

New EU Circular Economy Action Plan: what changes? [31 / 03 / 2020]

In line with the European Green Deal launched by the new European Commission and in respect of the Commission’s work plan for 2020, a new Circular Economy Action Plan was published on March 10, 2020. […]

Discover the European Commission’s new map of territorial development strategies [26 / 03 / 2020]

The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) recently launched a new online tool to identify territorial strategies implemented in the European Union.   Get inspired by other mountainous territories’ strategies The interactive map […]

Social Innovation in Rural Areas: discover our MOOC! [25 / 03 / 2020]

On March 30, 2020, the Horizon2020 SIMRA project (Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas) is launching a 3 weeks Massive Online Open Course on Social Innovation in Rural Areas. This course will drive you across […]

EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies postponed [24 / 03 / 2020]

In the current context due to COVID-19, the European Commission will focus its activities on a limited number of files in the coming weeks. On March 18, 2020, the European Commission published a list of […]

Discover the Bulgarian logo for the optional quality term “mountain products” [23 / 03 / 2020]

Mountainous areas in Bulgaria cover 53.3% of the overall surface and account for nearly 38% of all utilized agricultural areas. In light on the relevance of mountains areas for its national economy, Bulgaria has been […]

EIP-AGRI Call for interest: show how mountain farming can be carbon neutral [19 / 03 / 2020]

The European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture (EIP-AGRI) is organising a one-and-a-half-day workshop “Towards carbon neutral agriculture” on 09 and 10 September 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia. In view of the event, the EIP-AGRI is looking for […]

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Euromontana sur Twitter

Missed our seminar on senior #tourism and accessibility? You want to catch up & discover inspiring initiatives?
⬇ The recording is available on our YouTube channel ⬇
https://t.co/zdhp4xaE4R

#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
https://t.co/i2NwQp9Wim

🗣️@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 ⬇
https://t.co/jdfCdDAMmP

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