Farm certification schemes for sustainable agriculture: specifications for origin and quality of the final products
Research4Committees of the European Parliament, published the study analyses on how farm certification schemes (CS) can help the EU reach its sustainability objectives in the farming sector and be instrumental in the implementation and monitoring of the related Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) during the upcoming programming period
Youth for mountain sustainability: making their voice heard in decision-making processes
The webinar on “The future of mountain areas: challenges and opportunities” organised by Interreg POCTEFA focused on youth and their role in decision-making processes. This generation is underestimated because of their young age, but cross-border cooperation programmes are helping to narrow the distance between young citizens and regional actors.
Protected Designations of Origin and correlations with social-ecological landscape values
AEIDL interviews Lukas Flinzberger, re-known scientist at the University of Göttingen, about the article on EU-wide mapping of ‘Protected Designations of Origin’ food products which reveals correlations with socio-ecological landscape values. The results of this article are highly relevant for the work of the Horizon 2020 project MOVING.
MOVING contributed to the public consultation on Sustainable EU food system
MOVING Horizon 2020 project provided a contribution to the EU public consultation on the Sustainable EU food system – new initiative. The project’s contribution focused on recommendations to support the development of sustainable food systems solutions in mountain areas by promoting sustainable practices and production models.
The future of young people in Crete: sustainable development and viable agri-value chains
On 29 June 2022, the reference region Crete (Greece) organised the first MOVING workshop on youth engagement. A total of 10 participants attended this workshop held in the Anogeia Mountainous Village.
Appraisal on vulnerability and performance of rural tourism value chain in Maleshevski mountains
On 15 June 2022, the Maleshevski Mountains reference region (North Macedonia) of the MOVING H2020 project organised its second participatory workshop in the city of Berovo. Members of the regional Multi-Actor Platform (MAP) assessed the vulnerability and performance of the rural tourism value chain.
Face-to-face workshop on the value chain of the Iberian Ham PDO Los Pedroches
The reference region Sierra Morena (Spain) of MOVING H2020 project held its first face-to-face workshop at the Agri-Food Research Centre CICAP (Pozoblanco, Córdoba, Spain). The University of Cordoba (UCO) coordinates this project’s reference region.
MOVING contributes to the EU long-term vision for rural areas (LTVRA)
To ensure that rural areas can continue to play an essential role, the European Commission set out a long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas (LTVRA) up to 2040. MOVING elaborated an infographic to show the relationship between the EU Rural Action Plan and its expected results.
The revision of the EU Geographical Indications system
On 31 March 2022 the European Commission (EC) published a proposal for a regulation on the revision of the EU GI system, aiming to increase the uptake of GIs across the EU to benefit the rural economy, and to ensure their effective protection to fairly reward producers for their efforts.
New mountain professionals on the way!
The UNIMONT Centre of the University of Milan is expanding its educational offer with an innovative international, multidisciplinary and “glocal” Master’s degree course on “Valorisation and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas”.