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The return of remoteness: re-appreciating mountain amenities*

Thomas Dax** In the past, mountains have been primarily perceived as places distant from centers of economic and cultural development. This led to common views that these areas represent Less-Favoured Areas (LFA) and, consequently, consensus for public support to farming activities in those areas has gradually risen since the European Commission defined

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Information on Impacts of Migration is Just One Click Away: MATILDE MOOC

MATILDE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Evaluating and enhancing the impact of international migration on rural and mountain areas’ is offering a far-reaching training on the conceptual, methodological and policy-oriented results of MATILDE. With 10 lessons lasting for nearly 20 hours, MATILDE MOOC aims to provide participants with interdisciplinary knowledge

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Two creative MATILDE days in Harmanli, Bulgaria

On 14-15 April,  in the scope of MATILDE Project, CERMES (Centre for European Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies) together with Caritas Harmanli organized a local event in the town of Harmanli, Bulgaria. Guests of the event were invited to take part in a two days series of activities – a policy

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New Ideas for Rural Development: MATILDE Roundtable Meeting

Legal, economic, socio-political and cultural barriers to agricultural production in Turkey, what needs to be done and experiences from the field were discussed at a roundtable meeting organized by Istanbul Bilgi University and Support to Life Association. Istanbul Bilgi University European Union Institute and Support to Life Association, the partner organizations

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First Participatory Action-Research Results from 13 MATILDE Case Studies

Thought-provoking findings presented in two new MATILDE reports: ‘13 Reports onAction-Research Results in Each Case Study’ and ‘Comparative Report on Action-Research in Rural and Mountain Areas’. After analyzing intensively and profoundly the impact of migration in rural and mountain European areas, the Horizon 2020 project MATILDE publishes two new reports – 

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Interactive policy roundtable in Villach

Austrian team of the MATILDE project, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) and the City of Villach, organized their first policy roundtable for setting the future course in local and regional migration and integration politics. On Monday, 25th April 2022, the first policy roundtable of the WP6-leader Carinthia University of Applied

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MATILDE Action Research for Women Empowerment

Kathrin Zupan and Marika Gruber The integration of migrant women has an important place in the ongoing action research activities which takes place in the Villach region, Austria. Kathrin Zupan and Marika Gruber, MATILDE researches from CUAS shared their experiences with their interactions with migrant women, highlighting Arabesc Summer Festival which

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Joint Roundtable from MATILDE Italian Team and FDD

Italian team of the MATILDE and supporting partner of the project, Forum Disuguaglianze Diversità (Forum Disparities and Diversity) organizing together an online meeting on 10 March. Can foreigners arriving in Italy be considered as a resource for territories resilience and development? Is this particularly true for territories such as rural, mountainous

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‘Diversity and Migration’ in NBU

CERMES (Center for European Refugee, Migration and Ethnic Studies) organized a thematic week ‘Diversity and Migration’ in occasion of December 18, International Migrants Day, in New Bulgarian University with the support of the MATILDE project. Science, teaching and art opened various horizons for understanding the links of migration with development and

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