Download here: pdf small Strategic Research Agenda "Mountains for Europe's Future"

Mountains for Europe's Future: Putting Mountains on the Horizon 2020 Agenda (25 April 2016 in Brussels)

Mountains for Europe's Future: the whole story (article in Mountain Views, December 2015)

Next episode of the serial “Mountains for Europe’s Future”: Support us toward the finish line in Brussels! (11 November 2015)

Outcomes of the Roundtable session at Perth III conference (5 October 2015)

Maximizing the mountains’ profile in Horizon 2020: a serial (3 September 2015)

Mountains for Europe’s future: Horizon 2020 (18 May 2015)



Lobbying for mountain research with the European funding agencies to ensure that mountain research topics have a more prominent role in future funding calls is one of the current projects of the CH-AT coordination office in Bern.

This is a very big objective for a very small office! Thus, in 2014, we called on the MRI Europe network, which represents nearly 2’000 mountain researchers from all European countries, for help tackling this challenge. Many people answered the call and expressed interest in lobbying for mountain research within the EU. These scientists, who are well established within their research communities and have good contacts to the Horizon2020 contact points in their countries, form the informal “Mountain Research Advocacy Network”. The active core group as of April 2015 consists of Bulent Acma (TK), Bernat Claramunt (ES), Thomas Dax (AT), Igor Jelen (IT), Robert Kanka (SK), Gaël Le Roux (F), Martin Price (UK), Thomas Scheurer (CH), and Rolf Weingartner (CH).

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In two meetings in Vienna and Bern, the core group of a “Mountain Research Advocacy Network” developed an ambitious plan for 2015. A strategic paper with the tentative title “Mountains for Europe’s Future” should be ready by early 2016. This will be presented at the Roundtable “Key research themes for European mountains” at the “Mountains of our Future Earth Conference” at Perth in October 2015, and then fed into the Horizon 2020 consultation process to influence the 2018-2019 work programmes.

For further information please contact Claudia Drexler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)