The MOVING project aims to build capacities and co-develop policy frameworks across Europe for the establishment of new or upgraded and upscaled Value Chains (VCs), contributing to resilience and sustainability of mountain areas, valorising local assets, and delivering private and public goods.

Mountains cover 36% of European area and play an essential role in the provision of public and private goods.

However, they are still considered ‘the undervalued ecological backbone of Europe’, due to the inadequate knowledge about many aspects of these regions affecting their management.

MOVING will provide new collaborative tools for the definition of policies in mountain regions as well as guidelines for renewed policy options with a view to enhancing the connectivity, sustainability and resilience of these areas. It will be done in a bottom-up participatory process with VC actors, regional and European stakeholders and policy-makers.

MOVING will screen the VCs existing in the European mountain areas, and will assess in-depth 23 selected reference regions in 16 countries, which represent the wide diversity of mountain areas in Europe. For that, the project will build a European-wide Community of Practice (CoP) on Mountain VCs, based on Multi-actor Platforms (MaPs) that gather stakeholders, policy-makers and researchers, and involve them in the co-design and validation of all research outputs.

Our Role

Highclere Consulting (HCC) is responsible for coordinating the activities under Work Package 7: Policy  analysis and roadmap. With our experience as facilitators and policy experts we undertook the role of coordinating the  preparation in the form of easy-to-use strategic programming tools of a Policy Roadmap and ‘Quick Start’ Policy Design and a toolkit for policymakers linking to the visual tools developed in WP3 and implemented in WP1.

We are also coordinating the case study work in Work Package 4 for two of the 23 reference regions: Romania – Piatra Craiului Mountains  and Bulgaria – Western Stara Planina Mountains.




Project Duration
May 2018 – April 2022