MOVING’s first year and a half

by | Mar 8, 2022 | MOVING

On 2 and 3 March 2022, MOVING hosted online its Steering Committee to take stock of the first year and a half of the project.

During the first day, partners discussed the current status and progress of the project where Work Packages (WPs) leaders provided updates of the work carried so far and the next steps. This day, the meeting included the participation and presentation of Pilar Vizcaíno (Project Officer). It was also attended by a member of the project’s board, Guillaume Corradino, new director of Euromontana. Furthermore, at the end of the first day there was a special session to present the work done so far by the 23 project reference regions (RRs) through their Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs).

In particular, the results and conclusions of the participatory vulnerability analysis of land systems (task 3.3 within WP3) and the efforts made so far were reflected upon. So far, there are 524 stakeholders among the 23 MAPs; they have organised 40 meetings with 281 stakeholders and 264 consultations to experts related to this vulnerability analysis task.

The second day was dedicated to plan and discuss the project reporting, publication guidelines, the future MOVING App and regions partners’ exchanges.

From the last Steering Committee of the project, good progress has been made in the development of land use systems and land cover maps in the 23 mountain RRs, the participatory vulnerability analysis of land use systems also in the 23 RRs and the first set of 23 policy briefs.

The publication of the 23 individual policy briefs include the description of the Mountain Reference Region (MRR), the value chain (VC) contribution to sustainability and resilience of the region, some innovation components of the VC and a number of policy relevant considerations.

The individual pages of all the Reference Regions have been launched as well as various communication materials have been developed, in particular linked to different deliverables: the Conceptual Analytical Framework, the Inventory of Mountain Value Chains, and the 23 selected value chains.

Once the 23 regional MAPs and the European Multi-Actor Platform (EU MAP) have been set up, MOVING organised its first European Multi-Actor Platform (EU MAP) webinar where 64 participants from 18 countries came together to: (a) find out more about MOVING project results and the EU MAP, and (b) get to know some of the specific traditional or emerging value chains working on innovation and climate change resilience in the MOVING project. The Highlights Report compiles the presentations and the main conclusions of the discussions.

All project deliverables are published under the website’s library.

Next steps:

  • Progress on the process of participatory theory building (WP2).
  • Mapping of mountain areas vulnerabilities and data imaging and tools (WP3)…
  • All partners will carry out their (i) extended participatory value chain analysis in WP4; (ii) youth engagement workshop within the regional MAPs in WP1;
  • Start of work packages: (i) WP5 Cross-case comparision and benchmarking; (ii) WP6 Participatory multi-level foresight and WP7 Policy analysis and roadmap.
  • The MOVING Community of Practice will continue to carry out various stakeholder engagement activities, and thematic actions such as preparing the second EU MAP webinar on European Quality scheme – the added value for mountain value chains.