Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Landscape Award sessions of the Council of Europe


Opened to the Parties to the European Landscape Convention, the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe is intended to raise civil society’s awareness of the value of landscapes, of their role and of changes to them. Its objective is to reward exemplary practical initiatives aimed at successful landscape quality objectives on the territories of the Parties to the Convention. The Award is conferred every two years and the files presenting applications should be submitted to the Council of Europe General Secretariat through the Permanent Representations of the Parties to the Convention.


The Resolution on the Rules governing the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe, adopted by the Committee of Ministers, recalls that the European Landscape Convention institutes the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe and that it is in keeping with the work carried out by the Council of Europe concerning human rights, democracy and sustainable development. It promotes effectively the territorial dimension of human rights and democracy by acknowledging the importance of measures taken to improve the landscape for people’s living conditions.


Results of the 3rd Session


3rd Session 2012-2013: Projects submitted by Permanent Representations of the Council of Europe by 25 January 2013

States and

national Awards


Project title


Belgium Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland vzw Hoge Kempen National Park (photos + poster + video) E
Czech Republic Municipality of Strakonice Environmental education in the town of Strakonice year by year or “Pilgrimage through the Contemplative Landscape” (photos + video) E
Finland City of Kauhajoki, Hyyppä village association, The Finnish Forestry Centre/Public Services/The Unit of South and Central Ostrobothnia The Landscape Projects of the Hyyppä Valley (photos + brochure + video) E
France Ville de Langueux Parc du Grand Pré (photos + video 1 + video 2 video 3) F
Hungary The Association for the Restoration and Development of the Által Creek Valley (Tata) Complex landscape rehabilitation and development program in the Gerecse Mountains and the Által Creek Valley (video) E
Ireland The Heritage Council and the Bere Island Project Group Bere Island Conservation Plan (photos + plan) E
Italy LIBERA Associazioni Nomi e Numeri contro le mafie The rebirth of Alto Belice Corleonese from the recovery of land confiscated from the mafia organisations (photos + poster + video 1 + video 2) E
Latvia Jurmala City Council Dzintari forest park (photos) E
Lithuania Utena district Municipality U-parks. U-turn we love. (photos + video) E
Netherlands Stichting Nationale Landschappen (NGO) Planning policy for conservation and sustainable development of 20 National Landscapes in the Netherlands (photos + brochure) E
Poland Lower Silesian Association of Landscape Parks Preserving ecological value in the landscape of the Szprotawa river valley (photos + poster) E
Portugal Azores Regional Directorate of the Environment (Direção Regional do Ambiente) Furnas Landscape Laboratory (Furnas LandLab) (photos + video + posters) E
Romania ADEPT Foundation, NGO ADEPT – Agricultural Development & Environmental Protection in Transylvania (poster) E
Serbia NGO “Podunav” Backi Monostor The Gate of Gornje Podunavlje (photos + video) E
Slovak Republic Ciernohronska zeleznica NGO Salvage, Revival, and Operation of the Forest Railway in Landscape of Cierny Balog (photos + poster + video) E
Slovenia DOPPS – BirdLife Slovenia (Društvo za opazovanje in proučevanje ptic Slovenije) Landscape and water-management restoration of Škocjanski Zatok nature reserve (photos + video) E
Spain Consortium pour la Défense et la Promotion de l'espace de la Geria Revitalisation durable du Paysage Protégé de la Geria (photos + poster + video) F
United Kingdom Pennine Prospects South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project (photos + banner + video 1 + video 2) E


* File language : E = English; F = French


Previous Sessions

2nd Session: 2010-2011

1st Session: 2008-2009



Rules of the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe

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