The European Parliament Intergroup on Sparsely populated, Mountainous and Rural Territories

builds on the achievements of the RUMRA Intergroup (2014-2019) and promotes integrated development for European territories in all their diversity.

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THE FACTS

Sparsely populated

areas tend to grow much less than the EU average.

Mountainous

About 30% of the EU territory is covered by mountainous areas.

Rural

25% of the rural population has no access to internet.

Territories

sparsely populated, mountainous and rural territories constitute 80% of the EU territory, are home to 57% of its population and account for 46% of gross value added.

News

Inaugural meeting of the new Intergroup SMART Villages for Rural Communities

On 16 July in Strasbourg, Members of the European Parliament Franc Bogovič (EPP) and Engin Ergolu (RE) hosted the inaugural meeting of the Intergroup SMART Villages for […]

DISCUSSING A SMART FUTURE FOR EUROPE’S RURAL, MOUNTAINOUS, AND SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS

On 10 April, the Parliamentary Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas (RUMRA) initiated by Euromonta, R.E.D and FREE, organised a conference at the European […]

Hybrid Internet as a solution to improve connectivity in EU rural areas

Combining fixed & mobile networks for faster Internet

Where?
Thursday 22 November 2018, 13.30 to 15.00am, European Parliament (6th floor – Room: JAN 6Q1)

Co-organised by: Mr PAscal […]

European agenda for rural, mountainous and remote areas

Breakfast debate

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 8.00 to 9.30am, European Parliament

The RUMRA Intergroup (rural, mountainous and remote areas) in the European Parliament and the […]

One step closer towards the acknowledgement of rural areas in the European agenda

RUMRA welcomes the adoption of the motion for a resolution addressing the specific needs of Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas, presented by MEP Iskra Mihaylova […]

Putting rural issues on EU agenda: Industry leaders & policymakers join the RUMRA Intergroup for a breakfast briefing

On 1 June, the RUMRA Intergroup hosted a breakfast briefing to discuss the EU’s need for a rural agenda. Our Chair, MEP Mercedes Bresso, called […]

Cohesion in Rural Europe

Thursday 1 June 2017

08:00-09:30,  European Parliament, Members’ Salon, Brussels

If Europe is to unlock the potential of all its territories while achieving its ambitious targets, a […]

The European Committee of the Regions: The need for a White Paper on Rurality

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has published its formal call for a White Paper on Rurality. This marks an enormous step towards addressing […]

Euromontana publishes its 2016 European Charter for Mountain Quality Food Products

Euromontana recently published its 2016 European Charter for Mountain Quality Food Products. The Charter was developed following the adoption of the optional quality term “mountain […]

Both Policy Makers and Industry agree on the need to address Rural Energy on European Level

On 29 November, the Parliamentary Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous, and Remote Areas (RUMRA) and Mercedes Bresso, Chair of RURMA, hosted a breakfast debate on the […]

RUMRA Breakfast briefing approaching!

RURAL ENERGY MATTERS: A NEW RURAL ENERGY AGENDA FOR EUROPE
An invitation to attend a Breakfast Briefing
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
 
08:00-09:30; European Parliament, Members’ Restaurant, Brussels
 

Speakers:

 

MERCEDES […]

Euromontana conference sees the publication of the Bragança declaration

We, representatives of Euromontana, assembled here in Bragança on the 4th October 2016, do declare:

The first to be affected by climate change, mountain populations are […]

Euromontana hosts conference on Climate Change in Mountainous Areas

RUMRA board member Euromontana, the European Association of Mountain areas, in association with the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO) of the Polytechnic institute of Bragança (IPB) […]

RUMRA hosts event on “Women between the urban and rural area – The success story”

On Wednesday 16 March, RUMRA Intergroup hosted an event and exhibition in the European Parliament on the theme of women between the urban and rural areas. […]

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