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Transforming marginalised mountainous areas towards their green, digital, and healthy futures.


Carpathian Futures – Critical Transitions: MARGISTAR at the Forum Carpaticum 2023

The 7th Forum Carpaticum, themed "Carpathian Futures – Critical Transitions," took place in Krakow, Poland, from the 25th to 28th of September 2023. Held biennially, this conference embraces an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, promoting sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for the Carpathians and other mountain regions. One of its primary objectives this year was to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration among diverse stakeholders, addressing pressing transitions.

MARGISTAR’s First Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

MARGISTAR launches its first call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) for Missions occurring between August 8 and September 30, 2023.

The MARGISTAR Method: Pinching policymakers towards better choices

In recent years, the concept of 'nudging' the citizen has gained traction as a powerful tool for promoting positive behavioural change and achieving policy goals. But why focus only on citizens? Read on to learn what nudging citizens and pinching policymakers entails.

EU COST Action, MARGISTAR, Launched to Further Sustainability in Mountainous Regions

MARGISTAR, an EU-funded COST Action aimed at furthering inclusive, competitive, and green mountainous regions, was launched in collaboration with 27 countries and more than 100 participants this April. The project supports international collaboration that invites scholars, inhabitants, civil society, entrepreneurs, local government, and policymakers to work together to bring about transformative change towards more connected and resilient mountainous communities.

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