Due to the sanitary context linked to the COVID-19 and the remaining uncertainties for the months ahead, Euromontana and CIA – Agricoltori italiani decided to postpone to 2022 the XIIth edition of the European Mountain Convention, which was supposed to take place in September 2021 in Sila Biosphere Reserve and Natural Park, Italy.
European Mountain Conventions are major events for mountain stakeholders in Europe. Euromontana organises this event every two years together with one of its local member organisation, in a different European mountainous region each time. High-level speakers and key stakeholders are invited to participate, and the Conventions attracts up to 400 professionals and stakeholders from various sectors all over Europe, such as representatives from the European Commission, national ministries, local businesses, universities, and development agencies.
The twelfth edition will contribute to defining a sustainable strategy for the development of smart mountains towards 2050 and will take place on 25-26-27 October 2022 in Sila National Natural Park, a biosphere reserve in south Italy. While the last months demonstrated how mountain communities can be supportive, the recent events will certainly feed our thoughts in the future. The XII European Mountain Convention in 2022 will more than ever be the time to reflect on the economic, social, or environmental challenges faced by European mountains.
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