Research project

MOVING - Mountain Valorization through Interconnectedness and Green Growth (DIT.AD005.053)

Thematic area

Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation

Project area

e-Infrastructure (DIT.AD005)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute of information science and technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)

Project manager

Phone number: +39 050 621 2891


Mountain covers 36% of Europe area and play an essential role in the provision of public and private goods. Despite
their relevance in both ecological and socioeconomic terms, we lack updated and comparable knowledge of the
impacts of climate change, demographic trends and socioeconomic drivers in these areas; as well as the necessary
policy-mix to address them. Advanced knowledge on the vulnerability of land use and production systems and related
value chains; and on the long-term trends and dynamics affecting European mountains is necessary to design the next
generation of policies.
MOVING objective is to build capacities and co-develop policy frameworks across Europe for the establishment of
new or upgraded/upscaled value chains contributing to resilience and sustainability of mountain areas, valorising local
assets and delivering private and public goods.
MOVING includes: the screening of traditional and emerging value chains in all European mountain areas (including
non-EU countries); in-deep assessment of Vulnerability and resilience of land use, production systems and value
chains in 23 reference regions, accounting with the variability of the different mountains types.

Start date of activity



Mountain, sustainability, vulnerabilities, resilience, risks, climate change, value chain, land-use system, socio-ecologic systems, policy

Last update: 01/06/2023