Europe - September 2017

Are you a mountains researcher based in Europe? MRI needs your views on EU funding programmes

A survey is being conducted by MRI with the Network for European Mountain Research (NEMOR), and in collaboration with Euromontana, to learn about the MRI community’s recent experiences with European research funding schemes. The results will be used to inform strategic planning at MRI, NEMOR and Euromontana, in relation to future advocacy activities for research in mountain regions in the European context, in particular for the upcoming FP9 programme. If you have already responded, thank you! If not, there is still time to participate. This survey will remain open to receive your responses until Friday 6 October 2017 (note extended deadline). Please follow this link to the survey.

For any questions regarding this survey, please feel free to email us at Your responses, time and contribution in this matter are  highly appreciated.



1st World Congress on Agritourism - Call for Special Sessions 

Eurac Research is promoting an international congress dedicated exclusively to the topic of agritourism. The congress will take place in November 7-9, 2018 in Bolzano/ Bozen (South Tyrol, Italy). The aim of the initiative is to discuss the state-of-the-art and the future perspectives of agrotourism as specific kind of rural tourism characterised by a touristic stay and services on a working-farm and to promote agritourism unambiguously worldwide. The congress will offer the opportunity to get updates, exchange views and experiences and to build a permanent networking platform for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and administrative bodies. For this reason, the sessions will focus on critical and emerging themes strictly related to the activities in the field of agritourism....and of course the mountain environment is key in this emerging dynamism.

Would you like to contribute to the selection of themes with a mountains focus? The Call for Special Sessions is now open!

The Congress organizers invite all interested practitioners, researchers, public and private institutions, as well as international networks and organisations related to agritourism to propose a thematic session in accordance with or in addition to the key themes constituting the congress framework.

Submission deadline: November 13, 2017.