Category: European stakeholders

Euromontana and CIA – Agricoltori italiani are co-organising the XII European Mountain Convention in Sila National Natural Park, Italy, on 25-26-27 October 2022.

The XII European Mountain Convention aims to define a sustainable strategy for the development of smart mountains towards 2050.

The Convention goals are to present the economic, social or environmental challenges faced by European mountains and provide innovative solutions to these. It will thus showcase smart initiatives for key sectors in mountain areas, such as tourism and agriculture, and will provide the basis for more integrated and effective public policies, contributing to the sustainable development of mountain areas and the quality of life of mountain communities.

International Mountain Conference 2022

September 11, 2022

Innsbruck, Austria

The conference actively supports mountain research, as well as the exchange among disciplines to gather and shape all available puzzle pieces.

ESEE 2022 Conference Pisa

June 14, 2022

Pisa, Italy

In June 2022 will take place the Pisa 2022 14th International Conference of European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE).

MOVING will organise a special session on Science-policy-society interfaces for resilient and sustainable rural development.

The 7th International Congress of Mountain and Steep Slopes Viticulture will be, in May 2022, the most important opportunity to disseminate and update scientific and technical innovations of viticulture and oenology from Mountain regions.

The Congress is organised by the CERVIM – Center for Research, Environmental Sustainability and Advancement of Mountain Viticulture, on the patronage of the OIV – International Organisation of Vine and Wine, the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), the Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense (ADVID) and Faculdade Ciências da UP.

The event will be held at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, in Vila Real, Portugal.

Alpine Landscapes in Transition: Infrastructure, Culture, and Climate

May 12, 2022

ETH Zürich Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies, Switzerland

This symposium is the opportunity to discuss past, ongoing, and future changes in the material and cultural reality of the Alps. It offers a moment of exchange and reflection to explore these transformations, following the development of industry, infrastructure construction, and climate change. This interdisciplinary gathering aims at consolidating the role of the spatial design and planning disciplines (architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning). Handling or even shaping new images of the Alpine landscape requires grounding these fields of practice both in contemporary scientific discourse, but also in the historical specificities of this cultural space. 

The event consists of two main parts: several workshops focussing on research, and an afternoon of round-table discussions.

11th World Congress of Snow and Mountain Tourism

March 23, 2022

Canillo, Andorra

The impact of COVID-19 has been undeniable and visible in all areas of society, but tourism is one of the sectors that has suffered the most. We now have to face the challenge of adapting the tourism offer to this new scenario that the pandemic has left us. The tourism of the future, in addition to being more technological and innovative, will have to be safer, more sustainable and more inclusive.

In order to reactivate this new generation of tourism, it is necessary to promote aspects such as artificial intelligence, digital transformation and sustainability, among others. We will talk about this reactivation and how to turn the current scenario
into an opportunity at the eleventh edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism, which will take place on 23, 24 and 25 March 2022 in Canillo, Andorra.

Mountain tourism, for which Andorra has always been a reference country, will also be renewed by all these changes and sustainability will be increasingly valued by tourists when choosing a destination. Andorra is fully committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with innovation, new technologies and new models that will allow us to build a new way of understanding and experiencing tourism.

If you are a professional in the sector or have an interest in tourism, we invite you to attend the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism on 23, 24 and 25 March 2022 in Andorra. In a unique natural setting, leading international professionals from the sector will explain their experiences in snow and mountain tourism and how to face the future.

Cultural heritage in mountain regions

November 9, 2021


On 9 November 2021 from 10:30 to 12:00 CET, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting an interactive webinar on cultural heritage in mountain regions

The webinar will put forward EU initiatives that both local and regional authorities can take up to boost sustainable development in mountain areas through valorisation of cultural heritage.

Members of CREAF and UNIMONT co-organise a series of seminars dedicated to climate change and biodiversity in mountain areas.

On the 26th, the seminar will focus on the effects of climate change on mountain ecosystem. The next day, discussions will discuss field activities focusing on the effects of climate change on plant and animal biodiversity in the Alpine environment. On the last day, 28th of October, Bernat Claramunt will focus on ecological networks for the management of biodiversity in mountain areas.

Being young in a mountain area in 2021

October 12, 2021


During this conference, Euromontana will present the results of this large survey that collected more than 1100 answers all over Europe. Expectations and wishes of young people will be analysed such as the answers provided by policy-makers to try to answer to these needs. Finally, the conference will give the floor to some young people to directly share with the audience some positive experience of innovations led by young people.

Mobility plays an important role in the attractiveness of a region. In many rural and mountain areas, there is a persisting traditional car dependency, and the absence of adequate collective transport solutions imposes social and territorial exclusion of some segments of rural inhabitants. No matter how much effort is spent on education, promotion of tourism, development of new economic initiatives, etc.: accessibility remains a key to success for development initiatives and the lack of good accessibility affects any development strategy implemented in rural territories.

During this conference, Euromontana will give the floor to practitioners and representatives of the European Commission. Speakers will explore how the combination of different solutions can help to concretely improve mobility in the daily life of mountain inhabitants while investigating greener and more sustainable solutions.