• fr
  • en

Welcome to our new member: the Region of Crete (Greece)

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth island of the Mediterranean Sea, consisting of the southeastmost region of Greece and Europe covering ​​8,336 km² and 622,913 inhabitants (census 2011). It is considered a continuous mountain range in the middle of Cretan sea, dominated by its three large mountainous volumes: the White Mountains (2.452 m), Idi (Psiloritis 2.456 m), Dikti (2.148 m) and Asterousia (1.332 m). Almost total mountainous area is included in the NATURA 2000 catalog. The areas classified as mountainous according to the EU regulation account for 75.5% of the island’s area, while 35% of its population lives and is employed to them.

Crete is isolated from other continental regions of Europe, Asia and Africa, which is strongly reflected in the genetic diversity and endemism of its fauna and flora. The unique characteristics such as, soil-climatic conditions, family-type agricultural farms, the maintenance of tradition, the large number of employees in the primary sector, constituted important advantages for the development of a healthy agro-food sector particularly of mountainous areas.

The establishment of a sustainable regional development model by turning Region of Crete into a “green region” that will meet the needs and demands of the market and consumers and ensure the dignified and quality living of residents consist of a main priority of Crete Region. Strategic Planning includes: modern European Policies (new CAP, LEADER / CLLD, etc.), production and product control procedures, proposals of the “European Declaration on Nutrition Autonomy” according to modern social and economic data.

Furthermore the planning and implementation of an integrated coherent and effective policy, that will be carried out simultaneously by the Regional and local authorities, stakeholders responsible for the productive sectors and legal bodies in charge which are concerned with the protection, management and promotion of the natural and human-made environment, is a working field nowadays.

The development on the basic axes of the primary sector, tourism, culture and the environment protection is strongly have been supported by Regional authority of Crete.

Because of great experience on implementation of EU co-financing projects, Region of Crete is able to use effectively the outputs for development reasons, building on principles of fair economy and the high-livelihoods of mountainous areas people.

It is strongly believed that through our active participation in the EUROMONTANA network Region of Crete will cultivate synergies, partnerships, wider networking sharing and exchanging experiences and good practices for the development of mountain areas ensuring balanced development and mainly the restraint of local populations.

Euromontana is looking forward to future collaboration with the Region of Crete.

Share
14 September 2018

Euromontana sur Facebook

5 days ago

Euromontana
XII European Mountain Convention | Discover our speakers!Enabling tools workshop ⚙️➡️ A. Lane-Spollen from the #BCONetwork will explain how the 🇪🇺 can support local broadband projects in the mountains 🌐➡️ G. Lentini from Consorzio Poliedra will illustrate the benefits of the project Smart digital transformation of villages in the Alpine Space 🌄📆 25-26-27 Oct 2022📌 Sila Natural Park & Biosphere ReserveFull programme & registration 👇www.emc2022.info/#SmartMountains #IYM2022 Europe in my region Digital EU Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für die Berggebiete SAB CIA-Agricoltori Italiani della Calabria ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Euromontana
Photos du journal🔔 Diventa un progettista esperto per lo sviluppo sostenibile delle aree montane: aperte le iscrizioni al Master di Primo Livello in Project Management per la Montagna! Disponibili 20 borse di studio a copertura totale dei costi - domande di ammissioni entro il 3/10/2022.👉 Leggi il bando di ammissione: bit.ly/3bi3JI7🎓 Corso organizzato dal Polo Unimont dell'Università degli Studi di Milano in collaborazione con il Dipartimento per gli Affari Regionali e le Autonomie della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri.#montagne #sostenibilità #projectmanagement #progettazione #master ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Euromontana
XII European Mountain Convention | Discover our speakers!Smart living workshop 🤝➡️ L. Gascón Herrero from Programas.UE - DPT will tell us how the Diputación de Teruel - DPT supports the digitalisation of Multiservicio Rural to provide better services to citizens thanks to Next Generation EU 📲➡️ D. Inge Bruflot will show how 'Innovangsjon' leads housing and social innovation to revitalise Vang 🏡📆 25-26-27 Oct 2022📌 Sila Natural Park & Biosphere ReserveFull programme & registration 👇www.emc2022.info/#SmartMountains #IYM2022Statsforvalteren i Innlandet Mountain Partnership Cia - Agricoltori Italiani ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Euromontana
📢 Registration is open for Montana174's event! Join us to learn more on◾️ how the 🇪🇺 Cohesion Policy benefits mountain areas◾️ how to receive funding for your community◾️ how to improve the uptake of funds in the mountains📆 20 Sept📌 Brussels & onlineProgramme & registration 👇www.euromontana.org/en/events/final-conference-how-to-foster-the-effective-uptake-of-cohesion-pol...Europe in my region Programas.UE - DPT Europe Direct Isère Savoie ERSAF PINS Skrad RRA Podravje - Maribor European Committee of the Regions EESC - European Economic and Social Committee Uncem ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Euromontana sur Twitter

Open applications for 2 Thematic Groups! Don't miss the chance to register your interest:

🥕Strengthening the position of farmers in the #OrganicFood Supply Chain by 19/8👉https://t.co/QT6CShTDFq

🌳🐸Landscape Features & #Biodiversity by 6/9👉https://t.co/Mkxgf3hSz7

2

Healthy soils are vital for life on Earth 🪲🍄🐛

They are crucial for our food security, our ecosystems and to help us halt the climate crisis.

#EUHaveYourSay in our new public survey on an 🇪🇺 EU Soil Health Law 👇
https://t.co/CXPEOaABXJ

#EUGreenDeal #EUSoil

"It is imperative to move away from a limited reactive approach of fire suppression to a planned approach of #FirePrevention". This is what the @REA_research states.
➡️ https://t.co/zQW7lEF7Jt
@ctforestal

XII EMC on #SmartMountains | Discover our speakers!

Enabling tools workshop ⚙️
➡️ @Ashya__LS from the #BCONetwork will explain how the 🇪🇺 can support local #broadband projects in the mountains 🌐

Programme & registration👇
https://t.co/oN8sx4WSMG
#IYM2022 #MountainsMatter

Have you heard of Smart Silver Villages in the last @ENRD_CP magazine? 👩‍🦳

Smart Villages can improve the quality of life of #OlderAdults and boost #SMEs in rural areas 📈 Check out the actions linking #SmartVillages and the #SilverEconomy in Slovenia ⤵️
https://t.co/jYAi0SZFLs

Load More...