EAAP Mountain Livestock Farming Working Group (MLF), FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pastures Sub-Network (MP) and University of Ljubljana are promoting a joint meeting focused on the topic of the mountains in the function of agroecosystems for people. A broad range of topics related to farming in mountain areas, precision mountain farming, smart agriculture (digitalisation), mountain product quality, value chains, management options for ecosystem services and conflicting priorities in mountain areas (wild animals, natural resources and human needs) will be covered during the meeting. Therefore, research contributions of all disciplines relevant to mountain livestock farming are welcome. The gathering of participants from different regions across Europe is expected to stimulate the exchange of knowledge, promote innovation and thus enabling the expertise to be bundled and implemented on a local level throughout Europe.