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Phone : +32 2 280 42 83
Fax : +32 2 280 42 85
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Non profit organisation
- Euromontana has its origins in an FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) sponsored seminar on mountain agriculture in 1953, which generated subsequent mountain conferences at two yearly intervals. In 1974, the Confederation of European Agriculture (CEA) set up a permanent working group for “socio-economic issues in mountain regions”. Called “Euromontana”, the group comprised agricultural representatives from the countries of the Alps and Pyrenees and perpetuated this sequence of biannual conferences.
- The Association was founded in 1996, as a non-profit and scientific organization, with international vocation, neutral in terms of religion and politics, registered under the French law of 1st July 1901.
- Euromontana has been active in several working themes that are identified to be a priority for the sustainable development of mountain areas.
- It organized several events each year, in particular European mountain conventions every second year and participated in several European projects
- ameliorating the living conditions of the mountain populations of Europe
- Promote sustainable development in its three areas (environment, economy, society)
- Promote quality in the mountain areas - life, projects and products quality
- Representing mountain communities
by keeping in regular contact with European
institutions, national governments and intergovernmental organizations involved in
governance at the massif level; by making
constructive proposals during the revision of
European policies that impact mountain areas,
and by elaborating these proposals with all
members so that they are representative and
- Promoting the strengths of mountain
areas and the added value for Europe of
sustainable investment in these areas: by
organising events (conferences, seminars,
meetings, conventions, etc) and by publishing
articles and reports.
- Organising cooperation between
mountain people by developing and
managing European projects (research,
territorial cooperation, training/exchanges,
etc); by coordinating discussions and exchanges
between members on priority action themes.
- To carry out, participate in or compile
studies that can enrich our collective
knowledge on the situation of mountain
areas and the orientations to take for their
Vision of Europe
- The European strength is the potential of its principle of subsiadirty that allows to consider the diversity of mountain zones’ needs
- The European weakness is that regional, national and European policies don’t sufficiently integrate these specificities
- Euromontanta’s network: it always operates in network, each project will be carried out by several organizations with a leader responsible for implementation and reporting to the Board of Directors.