Culture, Heritage and Diversity

6th Conference of Member States of the Council of Europe on the European Landscape Convention (Strasbourg, 3-4 May 2011)

Draft agenda 

Presentation of the aims of the Conference

The European Landscape Convention was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 19 July 2000 in Strasbourg and opened for signature of the Member States of the Organisation in Florence (Italy) on 20 October 2000. It aims to promote European landscape protection, management and planning and to organise European co-operation.

The Convention is the first international treaty to be exclusively devoted to all aspects of European landscape. It applies to the entire territory of the Parties and covers natural, rural, urban and peri-urban areas. It concerns landscapes that might be considered outstanding as well as everyday or degraded landscapes.

To date, 33 Council of Europe member states have ratified the Convention: Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,“the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. A further five states have signed it: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta, Serbia and Switzerland.

The Convention provides an important contribution to the implementation of the Council of Europe’s objectives, namely to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law and to seek common solutions to the main problems facing European society today. By developing a new territorial culture, the Council of Europe seeks to promote populations’ quality of life and well-being.

The aim of the Conference is to present to all member and observer States of the Council of Europe, and to international governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations, the progress made in the implementation of the Convention, and practical questions related to its implementation.

TUESDAY 3 MAY 2011

Opening of the Conference  

9.00-9.30 Welcome of participants

9.30-10.30

Introductory speeches

Ambassador Arif MAMMADOV, Chairman of the Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C), Representative of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Mr Jean-Franšois SEGUIN, Chair of the Conference on the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe

Mr Mikko HARO, Chair of the Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage and Landscape (CDPATEP) of the Council of Europe

Mrs Anne-Marie CHAVANON, Chair of the Sustainable Territorial Development Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

10.30-10.45

1. Adoption of the draft agenda
[Document for adoption: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 1 Rev.]

10.45-11.15 Break

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Session 1 – Follow-up of the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

11.15-12.30

2. General report of activities
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 2]

3. Conclusions of the Council of Europe Meetings of the Workshops on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

3.1. 8th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention on “Landscape and driving forces”, (Malm÷, Sweden, 8-9 October 2009)
[Document for examination: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 3]
[Proceedings of the meeting]
[PowerPoint by Ingrid Sarlov-Herlin (ECLAS) & Graham Fairclough (EAA)]

3.2. 9th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention on “Landscape and infrastructure for the society”, (Cordoba, Spain, 15-16 April 2010)
[Document for examination: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 4]
[PowerPoint]

3.3. Discussions regarding prioritising themes which are to be addressed during future Council of Europe Meetings of the Workshop on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention
[Document for decision: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 16]

4. Council of Europe Landscape Award – Second Session 2011
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 5 – Part 1]
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 5 – Part 2]

12.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00

5. Presentation of the actions carried out by the Parties of the European Landscape Convention at national, regional and local levels for its implementation
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 6 – Interventions by Parties and observer States]
[Powerpoint - Finland]
[Powerpoint - Hungary]
[Powerpoint - Sweden]

Addresses from States’ representatives

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-18.00

Other addresses (continued)
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 17 – Documents sent by Observersto the Secretariat of the Council of Europe]

6. Report on Landscape policies in the member states of the Council of Europe
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 7 – Presentation of the Landscape Policies in the Member States of the Council of Europe] 

18.00-19.30 Official Reception in the Blue Restaurant of the Palais de l’Europe

WEDNESDAY 4 MAY 2011

Intersession – Meeting of the Parties of the European Landscape Convention and Signatory States

9.00-9.30

7. Elections of the future Chair and future Vice-Chair of the Conference
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 8 – Terms of reference of the Steering Committee for Cultural Heritage and Landscape (CDPATEP) and Resolution Res(2005)47on committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods]

Session 2 – Actions for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

9.30-11.00

8. State of progress of the Council of Europe European Landscape Convention Information System on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention
[Document for decision: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 9 – Council of Europe Information System on the European Landscape Convention]

11.00-11.30 Break

11.30-12.30

9. Follow-up to be given to the Council of Europe Celebration on the Tenth Anniversary of the European Landscape Convention
[Document for decision: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 10 – Part 1]
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 10 – Part 2
http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cultureheritage/heritage/Landscape/ReunionConf/Celebration10/default_en.asp]

12.30-14.30 Lunch

Session 3 – Follow-up and perspectives 

14.30-16.00

10. Council of Europe thematic reports on the European Landscape Convention

10.1. Report on “Landscape and wind turbines”
[Document for examination: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 11]
[Document for information: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 12]
[Powerpoint by Emannuel Contesse] [FR]

10.2. Report on “Landscape and territory: landscape management as a process”
[Document for examination: CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 13]

11. Programme of activities for 2011-2012
[Document for examination : CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 14]

16.00-16.30 Break

Session 4 – Information on the work of other international organisations

16.30-17.00

12. Information on the project to draft a global convention on landscape
[Document for examination : CEP-CDPATEP (2011) 15]

13. Other business

Closing session 

17.00-17.30

14. Conclusions of the Conference
by Mr Jean-Franšois SEGUIN, Chair of the Conference on the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe

15. Closing of the Conference
by Mrs Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe

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