Culture, Heritage and Diversity


First Conference of the Contracting and Signatory States to the European Landscape Convention (Strasbourg, France, 22-23 November 2001)

Agenda 

THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2001

Opening of the session

9.0-9.30 Reception of the participants

9.30-9.45

Welcoming speech

by Mr Hans-Christian KRÜGER, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe (T-FLOR (2001) 3)

9.45-10.00

Presentation of the Conference

by Mr Bendik RUGAAS, Director General of DG IV – Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport, Secretariat General of the Council of Europe (T-FLOR (2001) 15)

10.00-10.15 Election of the Conference Chair

First Session: Presentation of the European Landscape Convention: from adoption to implementation

10.15-10.30 Introduction to the Session by the Conference Chair

10.30-10.50

Adoption of the European Landscape Convention

by Ms Roberta ALBEROTANZA, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, General Directorate for Promotion and Cultural Co-operation (T-FLOR (2001) 4)

10.50-11.05

Implementation of the European Landscape Convention

by Mr Benoit CARDON de LICHTBUER, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belgium to the Council of Europe, Chair of the Group of Rapporteurs on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C) to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (T-FLOR (2001) 5)

11.05-11.30 Break

11.30-11.45

Commitment of the Parliamentary Assembly in favour of the European Landscape Convention

by Mr Daniel IONESCU, Member of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Member of the Parliament of Romania (T-FLOR (2001) 6)

11.45-12.00

The role of local and regional authorities for the adoption and the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

by Mr Moreno BUCCI, President of the Committee on Sustainable Development of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE), Secretariat General of the Council of Europe (T-FLOR (2001) 7)

12.00-12.15

The Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and Landscape

by Mr Francesco BANDARIN, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

12.15-12.25 Questions

12.25-12.45 Statements by the Governmental delegations1

12.45-14.00 Lunch

Second Session: Preparatory work for the coming into force of the Convention

14.00-14.15 Introduction to the Session by the Conference Chair

14.15-14.30

Concept and philosophy of the European Landscape Convention
by Mr Riccardo PRIORE, Secretary of the Institutional Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (T-FLOR (2001) 16)

Theme 1: Landscape policies: contribution to the well-being of European citizens and to sustainable development – social, economic, cultural and ecological aspects

Presentation

by Professor Michel PRIEUR, Council of Europe expert (T-FLOR (2001) 8)

14.50-15.30 Discussion

Theme 2: Landscape identification, assessment and quality objectives, using cultural and natural resources

Presentation

by Professor Yves LUGINBÜHL, Council of Europe expert (T-FLOR (2001) 9)

15.50-16.30 Discussion

16.30-17.30 Presentation of the exhibition produced in the framework of the Campaign “Europe: A Common Heritage” and cocktails

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2001

Theme 3: Awareness-raising, training and education

9.00-9.20

Presentation

by Mr Bas PEDROLI, “Landscape Europe” Coordinating manager (T-FLOR (2001) 10)

9.20-10.00 Discussion

Theme 4: Innovative tools for the protection, management and planning of landscape

Presentation

by Mr Andreas STALDER, Member of the Swiss Delegation (OFEFP) (T-FLOR (2001) 11)

10.20-11.00 Discussion

11.00-11.30 Break

Theme 5: Landscape Award

Presentation

by the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe (T-FLOR (2001) 12)

11.50-12.30 Discussion

12.30-12.45 Establishment of the Workshops2

12.45-14.00 Lunch

Third Session: Implementation of the Convention: means of co-operation

Presentation on means of co-operation by the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe

14.20-14.45 Debate

14.45-15.00

Presentation on financial aspects by the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe (T-FLOR (2001) 13)

15.00-15.15 Debate

Closing session

15.15-15.30 Conclusions to the Conference and follow-up work by the Conference Chair

15.30-16.30 Closing of the Conference by the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe


1 Delegations wishing to present a short speech are asked to forward it to the Secretariat so that they can be printed for the Conference.

2 It is envisaged that five Workshops for the implementation of the Convention will be constituted in order to continue work on the five discussion themes raised during the Conference and they will meet in 2002.