XIII European Mountain Convention – Mountain economies

XIII European Mountain Convention – Mountain economies

15, 16, 17 & 18 October 2024
Puigcerdà - Catalonia
XIII European Mountain Convention

Euromontana, the Government of Catalonia and CREAF co-organise the XIII edition of the European Mountain Convention in Puigcerdà, Catalonia, from 15 to 18 October 2024.

This year, the biannual gathering of European mountain stakeholders will focus on Shaping the future of mountain economies. 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 ofeconomic, 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.

Field visits, high-level plenary sessions and interactive discussions on how to overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities of mountain areas are a staple of the European Mountain Conventions. More information are available on the event website.