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SIMRA in the latest edition of the ENRD’s Rural Connections! [16 / 06 / 2017]

SIMRA was featured in the latest edition of the Rural Connections magazine, published by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD). The Spring 2017 edition of Rural Connections featured a special focus on social inclusion […]

8th meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation of the EIP-AGRI [15 / 06 / 2017]

On 8th June 2017, the 8th meeting of the Subgroup on Innovation of the EIP AGRI (European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability) took place in Brussels. Euromontana is one of the 60 expert […]

RUMRA Intergroup discusses the need for a EU rural agenda [14 / 06 / 2017]

On 1 June 2017, the European Parliament Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas  – RUMRA – hosted a breakfast briefing in Brussels to discuss Cohesion policy in Rural Areas and the need for a […]

“CAP Have your say” conference 7 July: registrations open ! [13 / 06 / 2017]

Following the major consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission organizes a conference in Brussels to present the results of the consultation on 7th July 2017. During the three-month […]

Social Innovations reduce the impact of forest fires in rural Catalonia [13 / 06 / 2017]

At SIMRA’s first General Assembly, celebrated in Barcelona last May at the Mediterranean European Forest Institute (EFIMED), we got the chance to see first-hand how inhabitants of the Comarca of Bages are minimizing the impact […]

‘Address mountain specificities better in the future Cohesion Policy’ [12 / 06 / 2017]

It is time to really implement territorial cohesion and pay special attention to mountain areas, as emphasised in the article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.  On 7th June 2017, more […]

From Cork 2.0 to concrete actions for a better life in rural areas [9 / 06 / 2017]

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT) is working on a new own-initiative opinion entitled “From Cork 2.0 Declaration to concrete actions”, led by rapporteur Sofia […]

SIMRA’s first General Assembly takes place in Barcelona [29 / 05 / 2017]

SIMRA partners and its Scientific Advisory Board gathered in Barcelona from 16 to 18th May 2017 for a productive annual project meeting and the first General Assembly, hosted by the EFI Mediterranean Regional Office in […]

Welcome to our new member: The Avila County Council   [23 / 05 / 2017]

The Avila County Council (Diputación de Ávila) has just joined Euromontana. Avila County Council is one of the nine provinces of the region of Castilla and León in the centre of Spain. Its capital, Ávila city […]

GEOPOS: livestock geo-localisation through satellite [22 / 05 / 2017]

Context Due to the mountainous topography of the Basque Country, livestock breeders often lose a lot of time by going to seek their herd in the mountains every day, which is especially stressful for part […]

How a dairy cooperative in Slovenia became one of the leading producers of high quality fresh milk and cheese [18 / 05 / 2017]

A dairy plant in Slovenia created a local mountain supply chain with high added value that resulted in having a positive impact on the local economy and promote the long tradition of the area in […]

European Economic and Social Committee has published a draft opinion about Services of General Economic Interest [17 / 05 / 2017]

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has published a preliminary draft opinion on Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI). The draft opinion was discussed with stakeholders at a public hearing on 10th May 2017 […]

Alpipro focuses on digital innovation in ski areas [16 / 05 / 2017]

On the 20th and 21st  of April 2017, the 4th edition of the exhibition ALPIPRO was held in Chambéry, Savoie, in France. With more than 200 exhibitors and brands, the event aimed to gather different […]

Sustainable tourism activities in mountain – the example of Espubike in Spain [12 / 05 / 2017]

The ‘Espubike’ cycling trail project, in Spain, is a great example of an opportunity to develop sustainable tourism activities based on natural and environmental values. Origin of the project Espubike ‘Espubike’ is a sustainable cycling […]

The PEGASUS project publishes its third newsletter [10 / 05 / 2017]

The third newsletter of the PEGASUS project has been published! It provides information on the project’s progress since October 2016 and some of the emerging findings to enable a greater provision of public goods and […]

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