EU Multi-Actor Platform

European-level Multi-Actor Platform (EU MAP) offers an open space to stakeholders that are interested to exchange, learn and interact around the topic of resilience to climate change, and other threats, of mountain value chains.

A key purpose for the EU MAP is to support MOVING partners in the development of specific deliverables of the project, bringing the knowledge and outcomes produced from the regional MAPs and organising structured exchanges with key external actors, including representatives from regional MAPs and other EU level actors.

The EU MAP seeks to engage external stakeholders from policy, research and relevant practice groups working in other Member State or at EU level.

As such, the EU MAP aims to:

  • contribute to key MOVING deliverables by bringing a pan-European perspective from stakeholder across the continent;
  • identify the main focus and interest of the community and mobilise stakeholders to be part of the community;
  • create a long-lasting community that can continue after the project ends.

Interested in becoming part of the EU MAP?

Fourth MOVING EU MAP webinar: Highlights report and materials are available!

The event, held on 8 May 2024, set a milestone for discussing the role of mountains in the post-2027 EU political agenda. 

MOVING contributes to the public consultation on agri-food system transition

The project underscored climate disruption, lack of knowledge in sustainable management practices, price volatility and low-profit margins as key challenges faced by the agri-food ecosystem.

Webinars

Third MOVING EU MAP webinar on protected natural sites: a constraint or an opportunity for mountain value chains?

The event, held on 5 October 2023, gathered around around 70 attendees from research, public authorities, advisory services, businesses, producers, and other EU-funded projects, representing over 20 countries.

This webinar was built upon the findings of a study conducted by Blanca Casares (AEIDL), in close collaboration with the 23 MOVING Regions. This study sought to explore the respondents’ perceptions of the impacts of natural sites on mountain value chains, with an emphasis on the challenges and opportunities by a social, economic and environmental point of view.

Check out the highlights report and find out the topics addressed!

Second MOVING EU MAP webinar on European Quality schemes: the added value for mountain value chains

The event, held on 8 November 2022, gathered around 60 attendees from different backgrounds (research, public authorities, advisors, business, producers, other EU EU-funded projects , etc.) from 15 countries.

The main objectives were to provide an update of the new EU quality policy, and
inform about the implementation and added value of the EU quality schemes and the implications for mountain value chains.

Check out the highlights report and find out the topics addressed!

Get to know everything about the first MOVING EU MAP webinar on Mountain Value Chains: heterogeneity and innovation

The event, held on 16 December 2021, gathered around 60 attendees from different backgrounds (research, public authorities, advisors, business, producers, other EU EU-funded projects , etc.) from 18 countries.

The main objectives were present the project, showcase specific traditional or emerging value chains, and enhance the exchange, learn and interact at the EU level on heterogeneity and innovation in mountain value chains.

Check out the highlights report and find out the topics addressed!

Contributions

MOVING contributes to the public consultation on Sustainable EU food system

Enhance sustainable primary production, and promote sustainable practices to support the development of sustainable food systems in mountain areas.

Read the full contribution.

MOVING contributes to the EC’s open consultation on Brain drain

There are many challenges associated with the out-migration of qualifies people in rural and mountain areas. To keep mountain communities alive and vibrant, strategies are needed to attract young people.

Read the full contribution.

MOVING contributes to the EU long-term vision for rural areas (LTVRA)

Rural areas in the EU are a fundamental part of the European way of life. They represent almost 30% of its population and more than 80% of its territory. To ensure that rural areas can continue to play these essential roles, a European Commission communication sets out a long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas (LTVRA) up to 2040. It identifies areas of action towards stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous rural areas and communities.

Check this infographic to find out the relationship between the EU Rural Action Plan and the expected results of MOVING.
MOVING’s feedback focuses on recommendations to improve mountain management and reduce the risks that mountains face due to climate change. 

Read the full article.

MOVING's contribution to the European Commission’s Roadmap on restoring sustainable carbon cycles

The first results of the project allowed to formulate a contribution to the open consultation of the European Commission’s Roadmap for Climate change – restoring sustainable carbon cycles.

MOVING’s feedback focuses on recommendations to improve mountain management and reduce the risks that mountains face due to climate change. 

Read the full article.

International Mountain Day

MOVING and Euromontana joined forces to celebrate women in the International Mountain Day 2022

Women move Europe’s mountains is a compilation of 13 testimonies from women who either live in mountain areas of Europe or work to make them more sustainable and future-focused. Their testimonies unite the voices, narratives, and perspectives of women operating in several fields important to the future of mountains who hail from various mountain ranges in Europe.

This booklet demonstrates how important women’s roles are in their communities. It highlights that mountain women face similar challenges, and above all, lack of adequate recognition.

MOVING joined efforts with the Mountain Partnership FAO for the International Mountain Day 2021

Read full article here.

Article and infographic produced in collaboration with Mountain Partnership‘s (FAO).

Read news and blogs articles from EU MAP members

Various blog articles and interviews have been developed with experts from the Labex ITTEM, University of Milan (UNIMONT), Montana 174 project (Euromontana), the Institute for Alpine Environment (Eurac Research) and the University of Innsbruck.

Read all news.