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Visiting mountain villages during the European Rural Parliament [11 / 12 / 2019]

The 4th European Rural Parliament was organised in November 2019 in the mountainous region of Asturias in Spain. The village of Candas hosted the event which gathered more than 300 participants including rural people, representatives […]

Forest Innovation Workshop 2020: registrations are open! [4 / 12 / 2019]

  Forestry and forest-based circular economy play a major role in the EU climate, energy and bioeconomy policies. Since 2014, Euromontana has joined forces with other organisations to foster innovation in the sector by organising […]

SILVER SMEs publishes its 5th newsletter! [29 / 11 / 2019]

  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 […]

How to better include mountain areas in the next programming period? A step-by-step factsheet for Managing Authorities [27 / 11 / 2019]

Cohesion policy aims “at reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least favoured regions” and states that “particular attention shall be paid to (…) mountain regions” […]

Encourage smart governance in mountain areas! [26 / 11 / 2019]

Euromontana participated this year to the 4th European Rural Parliament, organised by ELARD and held in Candas, Spain, on October 6-9, 2019. The European Rural Parliament is a long-term campaign to express the voice of […]

The Mountain Parliament of the Occitanie region, France: involving mountain communities in their region’s future [25 / 11 / 2019]

The Occitanie region, France, created a Mountain Parliament in 2018 to offer a new open discussion space to mountain local communities. The initiative aims at proposing a smarter governance model in the region and to […]

Interview of the month: meeting with Rosa Amador, from the ADVID (Portugal) [19 / 11 / 2019]

The ADVID (the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region) is a non-profit organisation established in 1982 in Portugal to contribute to the modernisation of viticulture and to promote the quality of […]

Smart Villages in mountain areas: how to achieve the transition? [15 / 11 / 2019]

The Smart Villages concept was the main focus of the  seminar “Smart Villages, a smart concept?” dedicated to mountain areas in particular and held in Esino Lario, Italy, last October 25 2019. The event was […]

Coworking spaces in the Swiss mountains: boosting creativity and attractiveness [8 / 11 / 2019]

Lower Engadine, Switzerland, is a peripheral area facing different issues common to other mountain areas such as depopulation, especially youth leaving for cities, loss of jobs and dependency to tourism. To address the challenge of […]

Tell us about your social innovation! [7 / 11 / 2019]

The SIMRA project is gathering examples of social innovations in agriculture, forestry and rural development in marginalised rural areas until the end of December 2019. In particular, we are seeking further examples from non-EU countries […]

The economic impacts of material cultural heritage in mountainous countries [6 / 11 / 2019]

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, on October 10, 2019, a session was organised by DG AEC (Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) and ESPON, to help understand the economic impact of material cultural […]

An agro-silvo-pastoral model for a more sustainable agri-food production in Mediterranean mountains [5 / 11 / 2019]

Life Polyfarming is a regenerative agriculture project that combines forest resources, livestock and crops to recover a fertile soil in Mediterranean mountain areas. The project, co-financed by the European Commission’s LIFE program, is led by […]

Job offer: Project officer at Euromontana [30 / 10 / 2019]

  Our structure Euromontana is the European association for cooperation and development of mountain areas. Created as a non-profit organisation in 1996, it now has about 65 members in 14 European States, in and outside […]

The future of pastoralism: a key tool for forest fire prevention [29 / 10 / 2019]

By Isabeau Ottolini, Environmental Social Scientist “With every 0,002€ invested in territorial management, we save 1€ otherwise spent on extinguishing forest fires”. With this phrase Marc Castellnou – head of the Catalan Firefighters – opened […]

The Committee of the Regions encourages more efforts to promote pastoralism and keep vibrant mountains [25 / 10 / 2019]

Euromontana congratulates the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the unanimous adoption of its report “Pastoralism” by Jacques Blanc on 9 October 2019. Euromontana had contributed to the preparation of this report in spring 2019 […]

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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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