On 9 December 2015 it was inaugurated in Vatra Dornei, Romania the Mountain Economy Center- CE-MONT. CE-MONT is the only research center for the mountain economy in the South East Europe. Its aim is to strengthen research capacity in fields like the economy of mountain areas, agriculture and food safety. Radu Rey (part of the Euromontana Senate) and four Euromontana members ‘Romanian Mountain Forum’, Training and Innovation Center in the Carpathians (CEFIDEC), ROMONTANA and ‘Mountain Farmers Federation’ (FAMD) were involved in the project’s design and implementation.
The center is located in the Romanian mountain area, in a region renowned for the quality of milk products and spa tourism. The overall investment of seven million euros was funded by ERDF funds and the Romanian Government. The center has 12 research laboratories, a conference hall with 200 seats, a library, a small printing press, and 2 mobile laboratories for field work.
The CE-MONT goal is to foster regional cooperation and become “a pole of excellence” for the Carpathian-Balkan mountain area.
Click here for more information.10 March 2016