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Invisible pollution travelling to the mountains: microplastics in the Pyrenees [2 / 05 / 2019]

    Imagine walking through the Pyrenees. Snow lying on the mountaintops, insects buzzing around the flowers, sheep grazing the pastures, an icy river fed by the last Pyrenean glaciers. Such a pristine environment, seemingly […]

Our forests, our future [29 / 04 / 2019]

Forests cover 42% of the European Union territory and are part of our natural heritage. If they are currently facing various issues, such as forest fires, they can also be part of the answer to […]

Do the Alps need a sustainable tourism task officer ? [26 / 04 / 2019]

“Overtourism”, “smart management of tourist flows”, “protection of natural heritage sites” are part of the many challenges the Alpine region is facing. So far, different relevant initiatives have been developed in the territory, from eco-hostels […]

“Together it’s better”: carpooling initiative in the Jura Arc [25 / 04 / 2019]

The carpooling project in the Jura Arc promotes car sharing in this mid mountain region underserved by public transports. The initiative aims at facilitating local workers’ moves while at the same time encouraging social connections […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Gianluca Lentini, from Poliedra (Italy) [24 / 04 / 2019]

Poliedra is a consultancy and services centre, created 25 years ago at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Gathering about 25 researchers, Poliedra’s core working themes are environmental sustainability, mobility, participation, decision support systems, smart cities and […]

Innovation and agriculture in 2019 and beyond [19 / 04 / 2019]

On Thursday 7 March 2019, the 13th meeting of the EIP-AGRI sub-group on innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability was held in Brussels. This meeting was an opportunity to take stock of past activities and […]

Can future be smart for European rural, mountainous and sparsely populated areas? [19 / 04 / 2019]

On April 10th, the RUMRA intergroup on Remote, Mountainous and Remote Areas organised a conference at the European Committee of the Regions to discuss the needs and specificities of rural, mountainous and remote areas in […]

Inspiring rural networking [18 / 04 / 2019]

On April 11 and 12, 2019, ENRD organised in Brussels an event NetworX – inspiring rural Europe event. Euromontana actively participated to those two inspiring days of rural networking.   Networking to “de-Brusselize” rural development […]

No more glacier in the Alps in 80 years? [17 / 04 / 2019]

A new study published in the European Geosciences Union journal shows the Alps would be mostly ice free by 2100. Written by a team of researchers in Switzerland, the study provides updated data on the […]

2019 LIFE programme – new calls for proposals! [16 / 04 / 2019]

New calls for proposals under the EU LIFE programme are opened since April 4, 2019. They offer funding for projects under sub-programmes for environment and climate action. These sub-programmes cover a wide range of topics […]

Regions’ call to speed broadband access in Europe [12 / 04 / 2019]

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) asked for a Digital Europe for all last week at the Broadband Platform meeting with the European Commission. Created in 2017, the platform establishes a regular political dialogue between […]

A new database of good practices on climate change adaptation [9 / 04 / 2019]

The Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory (OPCC) created a new online database of good practices regarding climate change adaptation in the Pyrenees. The OPCC aims at monitoring and understanding climate change in the Pyrenees. The new […]

Wind farms and wolf conservation in Portugal: an innovative compensation scheme [5 / 04 / 2019]

Several renewable energy companies in Portugal have united to create the Iberian Wolf Habitat Conservation Association (ACHLI), which aims at putting in practice conservation activities that compensate for the environmental impact of wind parks. If […]

How can rural be inspirational? Choose your favourite project now [3 / 04 / 2019]

The Rural Inspiration Awards recognise inspiring initiatives funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) that demonstrate the contribution of rural development policy towards a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive rural Europe. The […]

Young people to the mountain tops this summer [2 / 04 / 2019]

Mountain areas are keen to welcome young travellers this summer and Euromontana has spotted three unique opportunities for young mountaineers from all over Europe. Don’t wait any longer to book your summer holidays! Travelling by […]

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