This book presents the proceedings of the European Conference of Troodos- Cyprus which was organized under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Cyprus. Its title Mountain areas of large Mediterranean islands - European issues, national and regional policies and local mechanisms, indicates the intention to include the issue of insularity and mountainousness in a European framework in which Mediterranean issues are often overlooked. These questions are approached from a resolutely multiscalar perspective, ranging from global to local and vice versa.
Twenty-six synthetic communications from around forty authors from various scientific disciplines and field actors present converging and complementary approaches to dealing with mountain territories which are today abused and marginalized despite the importance of their natural resources. The necessary rebirth of these territories is undoubtedly still possible, and the approaches presented in this book provide concrete courses of action and methods for this saving and redeployment to take place.
The participants elaborated a «Troodos Declaration» for the attention of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus which is reproduced in this document.
The book is available online in three languages: Greek, French and English.