The European multisectoral association for co-operation and development of mountain territories (Euromontana) is an organization that embraces regional and national mountain organizations throughout greater Europe, including regional development agencies, local authorities, agriculture organizations, environmental agencies, forestry organizations and research institutes.
Euromontana’s mission is to promote living mountains, integrated and sustainable development and quality of life in mountain areas.

The 18th October the Euromontana event “How to better valorise mountain food products?” took place at the Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino in Brussels. Different deputies of the regional and European politics and experts from all over Europe participate at the event. A state-of-the-art of the new optional quality scheme has been presented as well as the European Charter for Mountain Quality Food Products. During the event, producers explained why they had chosen to use this new legislation. Mr Alberto Pecorari, from the Consorzium of Parmigiano Reggiano spoke about the history of the Parmigiano cheese and the new legislation regarding the quality scheme. Martin Pazeller, director of Agriculture in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen - South Tyrol, discussed with other experts how to facilitate the implementation of the optional quality term for mountain products and how to establish controls in the Member States has been discussed.Also the idea of a common logo for mountain products, uniform for all the EU Member States. Martin Pazeller and Christian Jochum from the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture presented also some examples of possible common logos, which were created by a working group with representatives of South Tyrol, Austria and Bavaria.

MEP Herbert Dorfmann underlining the importance of a better valorization of mountain food products actively advocated for the new legislation.

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