MOVING (MOuntain Valorisation through INinterconnectedness and Green Growth)

MOVING aims to build networks and capacities and to create relevant political framework conditions for the establishment of new or improved value chains across Europe that contribute to the resilience and sustainability of mountain areas against climate change. As part of a participatory bottom-up process, actors from the value chain, stakeholders and political decision-makers are involved.


Europäische Kommission: Horizon 2020, Rahmenprogramm für Forschung und Innovation



  • Universitad di Córdoba, Spain (Lead Partner)
  • Association for the Development of the Guadajoz and East Countryside of Córdoba, Spain
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague,  Czech Republic
  • The James Hutton Institute, Great Britain
  • National Research Council, Italy
  • University of Molise, Italy
  • Vinidea, Italy
  • University of Pisa, Italy
  • Mena Group, Serbia
  • Highclere Consulting, Romania
  • National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, France
  • Association of European Regions for Products of Origin, France
  • Origin for Sustainability, Switzerland
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Ege University, Turkey
  • RURAL Bt – Development and Communication consultancy, Hungary
  • University of Évora, Portugal
  • European Association for Information on Local Development, Belgium
  • University of Crete, Greece
  • Community of Communes of the Drôme Valley, France
  • Stichting Connecting Natural Values and People Foundation, Netherlands

Mountains cover 36% of the European area. They play an important role in the delivery of public and private goods. Despite their ecological and socio-economic relevance, we lack current and comparable knowledge about many aspects of these regions that influence their management and sustainability.

A deeper understanding of the context, trends and potential development of mountainous regions, their communities, farms and socio-ecological systems is required in order to develop new guidelines that protect mountain areas from the existing threats of climate change and help them take advantage of the opportunities that arise use.

In the project, IFZ deals with mountainous regions in Styria.

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