What is the Community of Practice?

‘[A Community of Practice] is a group of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis’.

Wenger et al., 2002

Inspired by this definition, the MOVING Community of Practice (CoP) is understood as a European-wide Science-Society-Policy interface, engaging stakeholders around resilience to climate change of mountain value chains.

This CoP on Mountain Value Chains brings together interested stakeholders (MOVING partners and external actors) at different territorial levels (regional and European) to exchange ideas and experiences, co-learning and co-creating knowledge together.

In practice, the CoP includes 23 regional Multi-Actor Platform (MAPs), established in the 23 Reference Regions, and one European-level Multi-Actor Platform (EU MAP).

Find out more about the regional Multi-Actor Platforms by clicking below!

Find out more about the EU-level Multi-Actor Platform by clicking below!


  • Co-create and validate key research outputs and results delivered by MOVING.
  • Foster the exchange of knowledge and experience that enhances expertise on mountain value chains;
  • Build a long-lasting community with MOVING stakeholders that is recognised as an important forum for issues around mountain value chains;
Community of Practice (CoP)