XIII European Mountain Convention

Shaping the future of mountain economies

From 15 to 18 October 2024
Puigcerdà - Catalonia

Mountain economies

Organised by Euromontana, the Government of Catalonia and CREAF, the event will build on the 2050 vision for mountain areas articulated during the previous European Mountain Convention held in Calabria in 2022, and will focus on how to make mountain economies more sustainable, resilient and prosperous.

Mountain economies are based on economic sectors that are the beating heart of mountain areas, provide employment to mountain communities and essential ecosystem services to the society at large, and are often embedded in territorial identities and values.

However, these value chains face a number of economic, social and environmental challenges, exacerbated by the geographical constraints of mountain areas. The XIII European Mountain Convention will be an opportunity to explore and identify solutions and pathways to overcome some of these challenges.

Through plenary sessions, high-level panels and interactive workshops, the conference will aim to address the following topics:

  • What do future oriented mountain economies look like?
  • How to bring more value to agricultural products and bring back the secondary sector in mountain areas?
  • How to increase resilience through diversification?
  • What economic models in a context of environmental and climatic transitions?
  • How to attract and retain workers?
  • How to take advantage of rural-urban linkages to build prosperous and resilient mountain economies?

About the European Mountain Conventions

European Mountain Conventions are major events for mountain stakeholders in Europe. Euromontana organises this event every two years together with one of its member organisations, each time in a different European mountain region. The Conventions typically attract hundreds of experts and stakeholders from different sectors across Europe, including representatives from the European Commission, national ministries, local businesses, universities and development agencies.

Previous Conventions

About the venue

A Convention in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees

The 2024 European Mountain Convention will be held in Puigcerdà, in the district of Cerdanya, Catalonia. Puigcerdà is located in the heart of the Pyrenees at an altitude of around 1,200 metres and borders France.

Practical info


Generalitat de Catalunya


Rural Pact
Ajuntament de Puigcerdà

For any question or assistance, please contact info@euromontana.org