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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 product” by the EU in order to encourage the EU and stakeholders across Europe to go further in the protection and promotion of mountain quality food products.

Today, we encourage you […]

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 need of addressing the energy needs of rural and mountainous areas. The event brought together both industry and policy makers, including Brendan Devlin of the European Commission, who discussed 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 BRESSO, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the RUMRA Intergroup
PIERRE SCHELLEKENS, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Energy and Climate Commissioner Cañete
FULCO VAN LEDE, CEO, SHV Energy, Future of […]

Invitation to “Innovation and Circular Economy in Mountain Forest Supply Chains: How to Close the Loop?” Workshop

Dear Madam, Sir,

Please join Euromontana and PINS for a workshop on “Innovation and Circular Economy in Mountain Forest Supply Chains: How to Close the Loop?” on November 29th, 2016 in Skrad, Croatia. The workshop is co-hosted by Croatian Member of the European Parliament, Joso Radoš of the RUMRA (Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas) Intergroup.

The workshop […]

RUMRA Parliamentary Intergroup Meeting Invitation

RUMRA meeting on
Rural Energy Matters: Energy efficiency for climate and health
Thursday, 27 October 2016: 10:00-11:00, Louise Weiss, N4.3 European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
 

The reliance of rural homes and businesses on high carbon solid and liquid fuels is increasingly accepted as being a target for action as Europe seeks to reduce its GHG emissions. However, less well […]

‘Climate change – A positive contribution from the mountains’

We have talked long enough about climate change- now is the time for action and mountains are set to be Europe’s pioneers in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

From 3 to 5 October 2016, around 260 mountain actors (researchers, farmers, environmentalists, elected representatives from local and regional authorities, representatives of chambers of commerce and development agencies) […]

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 among the most sensitive to the disruption to the global balance caused by climate change. This sensitivity was recognized in the Declaration Rio +20, “The Future We Want”. If we […]

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) and the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region (ADVID) in Portugal are organising the X European Mountain Convention – “Mountains’ vulnerability to climate change: how can […]

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. The aim was to showcase the great work done by the women of the Community College Sesvete, Croatia, who organized themselves and started hand-made production of jewellery with the goal […]

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Dear Reader,

With the support of the three main political groups – as well as broad participation by colleagues from other groups – and the membership of MEPs from a vast number of EU countries, the first objective of a concrete representation of the interest of rural, mountainous and remote areas has been reached.

However, there is […]