Climate Change and Mountain Risks in the European Alps

August 23, 2021

Saas-Fee, Switzerland

The Saas-Fee meetings are annual events that focus on topics dealing with Climate Change Impacts and Risks in the Anthropocene, and are organized by the C-CIA research team at the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

The 2021 workshop will be dedicated to the impacts of climate change on natural hazards.

The 60th Congress of ERSA (European Regional Science Associations) will be organised as a hybrid event, with possibility of attending the event live in Bolzano, Italy, or online. The conference aims at providing an updated overview of the main territorial developments and their current/potential implications on the domains of Regional Science in Europe. At the same time, it will deal with possible and potentially resilient strategies and/or solutions for the future.

MOVING partner, Gusztav Nemes from Rural Bt and Centre for Economic and Regional Studies in Hungary, is co-organising a special session on “The impact of COVID-19 on alternative and local food systems (ALFS) and the potential for sustainability transitions – case studies and theoretical considerations”.
Interested participants can apply for the call for presentations.


On September 23 & 24, 2021, gathered around the challenges of tourism transition, all the players in the mountain ecosystem will use their collective knowledge to build together future solutions for their territories.

The conference will bring together researchers to address the issues of reforestation, monitoring and remote sensing of forests, explore and discuss opportunities and challenges related to forest ecosystems in the conditions of climate change. Participants will focus on new research-based solutions, good practices, processing of remote sensing data and analysis techniques, advances in mitigation and adaptation activities in global environmental initiatives.

This event is the fourth in the MRI Anniversary Lecture Series, celebrating 20 years since the MRI Coordination Office was founded in 2001. This series aims to showcase MRI synthesis workshop research and build capacity in the mountain research community.

Forum Origin, Diversity and Territories

October 13, 2021

Grisons, Switzerland

Rural territories are going through an unprecedented crisis, testing the resilience of their communities and ecosystems. This has repercussions on natural resources and their preservation, as well as on socio-economic networks, which have become increasingly fragile.

In this context of uncertainty, the actors of the territory have the important task of adapting the governance of the territories, to give perspective to the trajectories of sustainable development and to innovate the modes of consumption and production in the territories.

Organised by MOVING partner, Origin, this year’s edition of the Forum aims to participate in the writing of local solutions and invites participants to draw together the contours of new paradigms for the territories.
Read the concept note and register to attend the event!

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.

Co-organised by Euromontana, the European Association of Mountain Areas and Cia-Agricoltori Italiani, the 12th European Mountain Convention is set to take place in the Natural Park & Biosphere Reserve of Sila, Calabria, Italy. The Convention aims to define a sustainable strategy for the development of smart mountains by providing 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.