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Interview of the month: meeting with Vlatko Andonovski, from MAKMONTANA (North Macedonia) [18 / 03 / 2020]

The Republic of North Macedonia is a mountainous country, with mountains and semi-mountains comprising more than 65% of the national territory. In North Macedonia 30% of the population live in mountain areas. To promote good […]

A toolbox to better involve the youth in mountain governance [16 / 03 / 2020]

Many young people leave mountain regions because they see few opportunities on the labour market and have no prospects for the future. Moreover, most policy makers are not aware of the benefits of a young […]

2020 work programme of the European Commission: make your voice heard [12 / 03 / 2020]

On January 29, 2020, the new European Commission published its annual work programme, forecasting several communications and new strategies in the coming months of crucial importance for our mountain areas. The new strategies announced will […]

Save the date: XII European Mountain Convention on “Smart Mountains” 29 & 30 Sept and 1 Oct 2020 [11 / 03 / 2020]

  Euromontana and CIA – Agricoltori italiani are co-organising the XII European Mountain Convention in Sila National Natural Park, Italy, on 29 & 30 September and 1 October 2020. The European Mountain Conventions are major […]

Snowshoe hiking in Nansens footstep [10 / 03 / 2020]

By Windy Kester Moe, Eastern Norway Research Institute A long row of colourful jackets, hats and small talk is ploughing through the deep snow at Valbjørgmorka in Vågå, Norway. Some hikers have ski poles; others […]

Internship opportunity – May to October 2020 [4 / 03 / 2020]

Euromontana is the European association for cooperation and development of mountain areas. Its aims are to promote mountain territories as territories with a future and to improve the quality of life of mountain populations, building […]

Read SILVER SMEs’ 6th newsletter! [3 / 03 / 2020]

  Did you know that 32% of the European Union’s older adult’s population lives alone? Loneliness and lack of adapted services make seniors more vulnerable in rural and mountainous areas. This is why SILVER SMEs […]

The European Green Deal – mountain communities can make a big difference claims the CoR [27 / 02 / 2020]

In February 2020, during the first plenary session of the recently renewed European Committee of the Regions (CoR) members adopted the opinion “Towards sustainable neighbourhoods and small communities – Environment policy below municipal level” by […]

Farm to Fork Strategy: be ready by the end of March [26 / 02 / 2020]

As part of the new European Green Deal, DG SANTE will publish a “Farm to Fork” strategy in spring 2020, in close cooperation with DG AGRI and DG MARE in particular. This article sets out […]

A village delivery service for the rural ageing population [24 / 02 / 2020]

Spain is among the European countries with the highest share of people aged 80 and more, with 6% of their population belonging to this age group (Eurostat, 2016, data on life expectancy). In addition, most […]

Cuts to rural development budget unacceptable [18 / 02 / 2020]

The Rural Coalition and Coalition of European Agriregions deem the recently proposed cut to rural development funding to be unacceptable and call on the policy-makers to review this approach ahead of the summit on 20th […]

Where do we stand in the adoption of the legislative proposals for the CAP 2021-2027? [18 / 02 / 2020]

Proposed in June 2018 by the European Commission, the legislative proposals for the future CAP for 2021-2027 are still under negotiation. Delayed due to the discussions on the Brexit and the Multiannual Financial Framework, they […]

Euromontana in the Troodos mountains in Cyprus for smart governance [17 / 02 / 2020]

From January 28 to 31, 2020, Euromontana was invited to participate in the three-day European conference “Mountain Areas of Large Mediterranean Islands: European Issues, National and Regional Policies and Local Mechanisms” organised in the Troodos […]

EUSALP: Euromontana at a round table on short circuits [11 / 02 / 2020]

On 4 February in Lyon, France, the French presidency of EUSALP (macro strategy for the Alps) was launched. A round table discussion was held on the topic of “What short circuits for agricultural and forestry […]

Interview of the month: meeting with George Alexakis, from the Region of Crete (Greece) [11 / 02 / 2020]

The region of Crete is the biggest island in Greece, and the fifth one in the Mediterranean basin. High mountains ranges are a key feature of the region’s distinctiveness, which faces the specificities of both […]

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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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