As the contribution to the third priority of the project concerning the analysis of positive and negative externalities, the SARD-M Project supported the Euromontana’s Seminar on mountain positive externalities: “Reaping the benefits of Europe’s precious place - Policies releasing the potential of mountain and remoter rural areas” held in Aviemore Scotland from 9 to 11 November.
The symposium gathered 72 delegates from 12 countries. On the basis of a background document and twelve concrete case studies and following an introduction to the objectives of the meeting by Gérard Viatte (former Director of Agriculture, OECD), group discussions were held on key questions identified by the participants.
A report of the discussions and a road map for development will be realised in consultation with the steering committee of the symposium. The SARD-M Project will participate in this meeting. These results will be communicated to the European Commission, OECD and the Member States in the framework of their national and regional programmes.
The twelve concrete case studies, emanating from Scotland/Great Britain, Austria, France, Norway, Central America, Japan and the Mediterranean region, are available on the Euromontana website (http://www.euromontana.org; What do we do? Events). The Euromontana conclusions will be available shortly.