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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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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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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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‘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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Photo Essay: A Day In The Mountains of Valgioie

Alberto Bertone, one of the winners of the MATILDE photography competition, prepared a photo essay inspired by the online workshop on visual storytelling given by photographer Opher Thomson as the competition award. Bertone photographed a day with Matteo and Francesca, who run the Presa delle Rose hamlet in Valgioie, Turin; while

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Intercultural Gardens as Green Bridges

CERMES Bulgaria (Centre for European Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies) and Caritas-Harmanli, Bulgaria with the support of the MATILDE project organized an initiative called  ‘Intercultural Gardens as Green Bridges’. Intercultural gardens are green bridges that connect children from different countries and cultures, and all of us – children, teachers, parents, citizens

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