V European Mountain Convention – Cohesion for growth

V European Mountain Convention – Cohesion for growth

14, 15 & 16 September 2006
Chaves - Portugal

The V European Mountain Convention was organised on 14, 15 & 16 September 2006 in Chaves, Portugal and focused on the topic “Cohesion for growth – mountains as natural ingredients for Europe’s competitiveness?”.

In 2006, the European Mountain Convention focused on making the case for territorial cohesion as a contribution to the European growth agenda. One of Europe’s advantages in a globalising world is its diversity, which is abundantly present in mountain areas. Mountain areas also have a specific contribution to offer the European population in the form of public goods that also drive the economy. The comparative advantages of mountains, sensitively developed, can also make a significant contribution to European growth. Finally, mountain areas are calling for European border areas, islands and other marginal rural areas to unite in defence of the fundamental pillar of European integration, cohesion.

The V Convention also marked the 10th anniversary of the official creation of Euromontana.

Chaves Declaration

Cohesion for growth: mountains key contributors to Europe's competitiveness
Download the Declaration! (only available in French)

Event material

Event report