We have listed the key outcomes achieved in the 4-year journey of the MOVING project.


Inventory of mountain value chains

It compiles detailed descriptions of over 400 mountain value chains located in EU mountain areas, along with their associated natural resource systems. Additionally, it assesses the innovation level within each value chain.

Conceptual Analytical Framework

The MOVING Conceptual Analytical Framework defines and explores key project concepts, such as socio-ecological systems, value chains, social practices, assemblages, telecoupling, resilience, and sustainability, tracing their evolution throughout the project.

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Vulnerability Tools

These tools synthesise information on the vulnerability and key drivers of change in the 23 MOVING land use systems. Particularly, they emphasise  the Participatory Vulnerability Matrix, which illustrates how drivers of change impact each territory, and the Spatial Vulnerability Map, showcasing the varied susceptibility across the region.

Story Maps

The MOVING Story Maps present captivating and immersive narratives that blend text, interactive maps, and diverse multimedia content. These narratives cover European value chains and delve into the unique characteristics of the 23 selected mountain regions, as well as the over 450 mountain value chains.

The Story Maps raise awareness about the key stakeholders involved in the Community of Practice and Regional MAPs, and they function as a comprehensive “Science Digest,” addressing topics related to the mapping of vulnerability in mountain areas.

Global Upgrading Strategies

Building upon the sustainability evaluation of focal value chains and value chains assemblages conducted by individual Multi-Actor Platforms, the analysis scrutinizes their susceptibility or sensitivity, along with the territorial capitals upon which they depend, to various threats. In instances where vulnerabilities are identified, the project proposes strategies to enhance resilience. Furthermore, even in scenarios where value chains assemblages currently demonstrate no vulnerability, MOVING assesses how any unsustainable practices can be rectified to ensure their contribution to sustainable mountain development.

Comparative cross-case report on Mountain Value Chains

This activity centers on analysing the contributions of five clusters to sustainability and resilience: Social and demographic change, Value and quality products, Innovation and infrastructure, Nature and ecosystem services, and Governance, territoriality, and cooperation. The examination also underscores challenges and solutions, emphasizing the critical role of mountain value chains in providing public and private goods.

Repertoire of Strategic Options

Following regional, cross-regional, and European foresight exercises, a Repertoire of 30 Strategic Options was developed to address the challenges identified by local actors. This repertoire informs the development of policy needs aimed at shaping sustainable and resilient mountain value chains.

Policy Roadmap

Built upon the project’s Conceptual Analytical Framework, the MOVING Policy Roadmap aims at synthetizing, structuring, and communication the project’s findings in a Policy Context. In particular, it produces a compelling narrative, helps define practical guidance of currently available policy instruments (2021-2027) and delivers relevant recommendations for longer-term term improvements in future policies (to 2050).

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Policy Design Toolkit

The toolkit will encompass various techniques, schemes, or devices designed to facilitate the formulation of diverse policies. It will offer insights into the different tools applicable across various phases of policy formulation:

      • Problem Characterisation: Tools to develop baseline information on policy problems and gather evidence on problem causation and scale.
      • Problem Evaluation.
      • Specification of Objectives: Methods to elicit visions on different objectives, futures and pathways.
      • Options Assessment: Comparison of potential impacts of different options, assessment of past and future trends.
      • Policy Design: Evaluation of potential effectiveness of different techniques for the comparison of instruments or policy mixes.

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