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The EU ready to legislate on a worldwide protection of Geographical Indications? [29 / 03 / 2019]

On March 14, 2019, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached a political agreement on the rules that lay down how the EU will operate as a member of the Geneva Act. […]

SIMRA’s 6th newsletter in your mailboxes [28 / 03 / 2019]

Only one year left of SIMRA! This coming year will be full of opportunities for you to contribute to the SIMRA project: local workshops will be organised to discuss the results of our case studies […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Bruno Douniès, from the APM (France) [25 / 03 / 2019]

The Association Porc Montagne (APM) is a French association created in 1997 to bring together representatives of the mountain swine industry through professional colleges of the sector. We met Bruno Douniès, Coordinator of the association, […]

Sustainable tourism policy: what is at stake after 2020? [22 / 03 / 2019]

Tourism is a significant factor of territorial development for mountain areas but also faces challenges related to social and environmental sustainability. With the current programming period coming to its end, different stakeholders and Members of […]

International day of forests 2019 [21 / 03 / 2019]

Coinciding with the first day of the spring season, Thursday 21th March is the International Day of Forests 2019. Of particular importance for the EU, forests cover 40% of the EU’s land area, including half […]

Smart Village Scotland: Web communities for Scotland’s rural towns and villages [21 / 03 / 2019]

Smart Village Scotland is a platform aiming at helping the development of smart villages in Scotland, by equipping rural territories with the same technologies as those existing in large cities. It provides a dedicated webpage […]

How to drive rural and mountain areas towards sustainability? [19 / 03 / 2019]

Last March 14, 2019, Euromontana participated to the joint conference of the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Rural Parliament “Making rural areas the engines of a sustainable Europe”. The event aimed at […]

How to achieve bio-circular villages? [15 / 03 / 2019]

On March 7, 2019, Euromontana participated to the “2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference: Success Stories and New Challenges” jointly organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee. This year’s workshops included […]

Discover in video the SILVER SMEs project! [12 / 03 / 2019]

SILVER SMEs just published its first video about the project! Filmed during the partner’s visit to Lille, on 29, 30 January 2019, it aims to present the objectives of the project and the challenges for […]

The green architecture of the CAP: challenges and threats for mountain areas [8 / 03 / 2019]

A CAP reform usually means a reform of the green architecture of the CAP and the post-2020 reform is no exception. Even more so, as one of the general objectives for the next CAP is […]

The Social Innovation family: what about social economy and digital social innovation? [7 / 03 / 2019]

During the European Industry Days, taking place in Brussels, on 5-6 February 2019, a special focus was given to the wider family of social innovation including social enterprises and digital social innovation. Both the European […]

A look back on the smart eco-social villages pilot initiative [5 / 03 / 2019]

The Pilot Project on Smart Eco-Social Villages, initiated by the European Parliament, has been carried out by a consortium consisting of Ecorys, Origin for Sustainability and R.E.D. under the responsibility of the European Commission (Directorate-General […]

SILVER SMEs’ second newsletter is out! [4 / 03 / 2019]

  Did you know that about 50% of the EU’s population aged 65 and over contributes to the touristic sector? The SILVER SMEs project published its second newsletter, with updates on the project’s most recent […]

Are ecology and winter sports compatible? Focus on the Flocon vert label [1 / 03 / 2019]

Mountain Riders, a French education association for sustainable development, has created the Flocon Vert label to raise awareness of tourists on the climate cause and promote sustainable tourism. The objective is to reconcile snow tourism […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Joan Buchaca from Deputacion de Lleida (Spain) [27 / 02 / 2019]

The Deputacion of Lleida (Diputacio de Lleida, in catalan) is a supramunicipal entity in the Catalonia region. The Deputacion de Lleida recently joined Euromontana and is very participative in the association’s activities. We met Joan […]

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Tonight MEPs and Commissioner @jwojc discuss perspectives for European #ruralareas. A common call for more synergies between the #CAP and cohesion policy, more investments in rural areas and a holistic & long term approach for the development of our territories

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