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 (ALDE, BG) on behalf of the REGI Committee.
Rural and intermediate areas account for 91% of the EU’s territory, are home to 60% of its population, generate 43% of its gross […]

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 for more interactions between rural and urban areas and presented a new RUMRA brochure to raise more awareness on this issue.
This event was an incredible opportunity to bring together industry […]

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 more complete and comprehensive strategy is needed. Join the RUMRA Intergroup as we discuss what lessons rural and urban areas can learn from the past, and how can future policies […]

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 the areas of Europe that have been for too long overlooked by European policies.

The brochure, entitled ‘The need for a White Paper on Rurality: from a local and regional perspective, […]

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 […]

RUMRA Breakfast briefing approaching!

An invitation to attend a Breakfast Briefing
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
08:00-09:30; European Parliament, Members’ Restaurant, Brussels



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 […]