Research that deals with the issue of the definition of mountain areas in legislation conducted by Dr. Carrer – PhD in public and tax law in the European dimension, University of Bergamo, Dr. Zilio – EU Project Manager & Curator Donne Si Fa Storia, and Prof.ssa Anna Giorgi, coordinator of the Ge.S.Di.Mont.Research Centre of the Mountain University - Centre of Excellence of the University of Milan located in Edolo (Bs), has been published in the Juridical Magazine AmbienteDiritto.
The starting point for the research stems from an eminently “in the field” project, that is the study “Young entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the mountain areas of Lombardy” commissioned to UNIMONT – Centre of excellence for Mountain areas of the University of Milan by the Lombardy Region Local Authorities, Mountains, Small Municipalities Department, and carried out in 2018.
The study highlights how the coexistence of multiple legal definitions of “mountain area” makes it impossible to univocally read and interpret data and phenomena in progress in mountain areas, with inevitable consequences in the definition of effective intervention in favour of the enhancement and development of such areas.
“A theme, that of the classification criteria of mountain areas, almost forgotten, but fundamental in order to elaborate serious and urgently needed intervention and integrated policies for these territories, real potential laboratories for developing models of sustainable development. We hope that this scientific publication will contribute to bringing the topic to the attention of politicians and institutions,” comments Prof. Anna Giorgi, coordinator of CrC Ge.S.Di.Mont.