On 18 June 2021, MOVING project’s coordinator Mar Delgado, received the Order of Civil Merit at a ceremony presided by the Spanish King and Queen, accompanied by their two daughters.
During the ceremony, 24 exemplary citizens were honoured in recognition of their personal commitment and efforts to contribute to society. They have been distinguished for their selfless dedication “putting the common good before their own”.
Mar Delgado is a professor of economics, sociology and agricultural policy at the University of Córdoba, and rector’s delegate for international projection. In the course of the award ceremony, it was highlighted the coordination of the H2020 project MOVING (MOuntain Valorisation through INterconnectedness and Green growth), assessing the threats and vulnerabilities of different European mountain value chains such in 23 regions and how aspects such as climate change or depopulation pose a challenge to these territories. The project aims to build capacities and co-develop policy frameworks across Europe for the establishment of new or upgraded and upscaled Value Chains (VCs), contributing to resilience and sustainability of mountain areas, valorising local assets, and delivering private and public goods.
The University of Córdoba is also participating in the H2020 project, DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas) that aims to improve the capacity of society and political bodies to respond to the challenges that digitalisation generates in agriculture, forestry and rural areas.
Mar Delgado is also coordinating the H2020 project IN-HABIT (INclusive Health And wellBeing In small and medium size ciTies), in which she is investigating how different innovations based on the integration of social and environmental aspects can increase health and well-being in small and medium size cities.
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