• fr
  • en

Events

National seminars

Our five national seminars were held during July 2014 in France, Italy, Slovenia, Romania and Portugal. The seminars assembled mountain rural actors which are ready to disseminate information widely, contribute actively to the efficient use of opportunities offered by the new CAP, and make concrete contributions in preparation for the European Mountain Convention, to be held on 22-24 October 2014 in Bilbao (Spain).

The seminars involved governmental representatives and regional actors in order to introduce the new CAP and other European policies for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. In particular, Member State choices for implementation were presented and discussed, as well as the quality policy including the optional quality term « mountain product ».

The informative introduction was followed by interactive sessions where participants had the opportunity to discuss how CAP can best support mountain initiatives. As a result of these exchanges, participants contributed to develop action plans to develop mountain supply chains with the support of the CAP tools.

The outcomes of the five national seminars will be gathered in a five country factsheets, summarising how the new CAP can successfully be implemented in each country, what is the situation of mountain supply chains in the concerned country, or what are the preferred rural development measures.

Calendar of seminars

European Conference

The European Conference will be the major event within our campaign « A new CAP – Mountains of Opportunities”. With the title “Quality from the mountains: prosperity for people and territories”, it will be held on 22–24 October in Bilbao (Spain).

Objectives:

  • Explore how new European policies, and especially the CAP in the EU, can contribute to the structuring of supply chains and territories through brands and labels highlighting the added value of specific territories and the mountain dimension: possibilities offered by the European framework and used (or not) in programmes of the different regions and member states – also comparing with non-EU states.
  • Facilitate exchange of ideas between mountain LAGs in order to compare and improve their draft local development strategies regarding territorial marketing and added value of mountain products: benchmarking, presentation of interesting initiatives.
  •  Explore to what extent the family dimension of mountain farming can be highlighted positively in product and services labelling and promotion strategies.
  • Prepare contributions for the world exhibition 2015 “Feeding the planet, energy for life”: how can mountain quality productions respond to the food security challenges of tomorrow?

The conference aims to gather actors along the whole supply chain from the farmer to the consumer, such as farmers, rural businesses and tourism stakeholders, mountain local action groups, development agencies, researchers, and technical institutes.

6 main themes will be discussed through workshops:

  1. INNOVATION – Mountain products, territories and innovation
  2. TERRITORIAL APPROACH – Cross-fertilising promotion of products and territories
  3. SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT – Supply chains, income generation and employment
  4. ENVIRONMENT & HERITAGE – Mountain products and preservation of environment and heritage
  5. MARKETING STRATEGIES – Attracting consumer’s attention in a competitive environment: comparing different marketing strategies adapted to different contexts
  6. TOOLS – Quality improvement, traceability and control

In addition to the workshops, collaborative working sessions will be held around the following topics:

  • Improving networking and cooperation among mountain supply chain
  • Developing better synergies between mountain value chains and tourism
  • Preparing local development strategies integrating ambitious plans for mountain products development

Follow us behind your screen !

The conference will be webstreamed on-line. The access to this webstreaming will remain available after the conference.

A 10-minute video of the conference will be available after the event, with some interviews of different key actors discussing about the opportunities for mountain supply chain development through the CAP.

More info

Share

Euromontana sur Facebook

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: Error validating application. Application has been deleted.
Type: OAuthException
Code: 190
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.

Euromontana sur Twitter

The Youth Council of @CipraInt wants to create a single & cheap ticket for #youth to travel throughout the #Alps 🥳
You are between 15-29 and enjoy travelling in the Alps?
You like the concept?
Help them by filling in this short survey 👇
https://t.co/wzheDHMnR8

Investigating the Silver Economy in Europe #1
🔹 Rural Europe is #ageing
🔹 Our regions lack services, including for #olderadults
🔹 The #SilverEconomy can improve their quality of life

👇Discover how in our first interactive infographic👇
https://t.co/DNY4gf6X0p

40% of European regions are excluded from #innovation developments for 4.0 technologies. They miss opportunities and the edge achieved in 3.0 technologies. 📖more about #digitaltranformation of Regional Economies in this last update of Transregecon project
https://t.co/uIvD10ewO5

Le #SAB et l'Aide suisse à la montagne lancent le Prix Montagne 2020. Doté de 40'000 et 20'000 francs, il récompense des entreprises novatrices contribuant au développement des régions de #montagne. Les candidatures peuvent être envoyées jusqu'au 18 août.
https://t.co/RUNHA7iOYE

2

❌ No #youth should be left behind ❌
See the recommendations of the Council of the UE for more opportunities for the #rural youth with:
👉 employment & training opportunities
👉 inclusive governance & youth spaces
👉 transports & ICT infrastructures
https://t.co/9auFpUdQeL

Load More...