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How can we diversify the economy in mountain areas?

From 29/11/2011 to 30/11/2011

Venue: Le Puy en Velay, France

The third seminar of the PADIMA project (Policies Against Depopulation in Mountain Areas) had focused on the presentation and discussion of successful initiatives with regards to the diversification of  the mountain economy.


Picture: Hotel Dieu congress Hall, Puy en Velay

Through discussions during 1 day, seven successful initiatives were highlighted by speakers from five different countries:

round_table_discussionPicture: Participants at the round table discussion, 29th of November 2011 © Ann Marit Holumsnes

On November 30, participants discussed the economic diversification on the field while exploring the Regional Park Livradois Forez and the region around. You can see the presentation given in the house of the park here.


Picture: Study visit, presentation of the organic orchard of Piocel in Sauviat, ©Torunn Kornstad

Like in other PADIMA seminars, a collection of 29 good practices from the partner region was prepared for this occasion and distributed to participants in a paper version.


The press release announcing the conference results is available here (in French only).

The local press and TV has been mentioning our meeting. You can see the 2 collections of articles 1st and 2nd.


You can download the seminar agenda here.

img_2827Picture: Puy en Velay    ©Torunn Kornstad


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