Fourth Conference of Member States of the Council of Europe on the European Landscape Convention (Strasbourg, 22-23 March 2007)

Agenda 

THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2007

Opening of the session

9.00-9.30 Welcome of participants

9.30-10.00

Introductory speeches

Mrs Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport, Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Mrs Eleonora PETROVA-MITEVSKA, Representative of the Committee of Ministers, President of the Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C)

Mr Etienne VAN VAERENBERGH, Vice President of the Committee on Sustainable Development of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Mr Enrico BUERGI, President of the Conference of the European Landscape Convention on the occasion of its entry into force

Election of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Conference

10.00-10.30 Break
Press conference

10.30-12.30

Adoption of the Agenda
[Document for decision: T-FLOR (2007) 3]

Session 1 – Progress of European cooperation

1. Elements of information

– Implementation of article 10, para. 1 of the Convention, concerning the implementation of the Convention

– Follow-up of the Recommendation of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning landscape
[Document for information: T-FLOR (2007) 4]

– Conclusions of the Meetings of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention
[Document for information : T-FLOR (2007) 5]

– “Landscapes for urban, suburban and peri-urban areas” (article 5, d. of the Convention), 16-17 June 2005, Cork, Ireland
– “Landscape and society” (preamble to the Convention), 11-12 May 2006, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
– “Landscape quality objectives: from theory to practice” (article 6 of the Convention, C, D, E), 28-29 September 2006, Girona, Spain,

– Conclusions of the National Seminars on the European Landscape Convention
[Document for information : T-FLOR (2007) 6]

– Seminar on “Spatial planning and landscape”, Moscow, Russian Federation, 26-27 April 2004,
– Seminar on “Sustainable spatial development and the European Landscape Convention”, Tulcea, Romania, 6-7 May 2004
– Seminar on “The contribution of Albania to the implementation of the European Landscape Convention”, Tirana, Albania, 15-16 December 2005

Publications

– “Landscape and sustainable development; challenges of the European Landscape Convention”, Editions du Conseil de l’Europe, 2006
– “Landscape through literature, Naturopa/Futuropa, n 103, 2005 (special issue, European Landscape Convention)
– Proceedings of the Meetings of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape
Convention
– Proceedings of the National Seminars on the European Landscape Convention

European Landscape Convention Website

12.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.30

2. Presentation of the national and regional initiatives aimed at the implementation of the European Landscape Convention (Chapter III, Articles 7, 8, 9)
[Document for information: T-FLOR (2007) 7Synoptic presentation of the status of landscape policies pursued by the member States of the Council of Europe
[Document for information: T-FLOR (2007) 13 - Statements]

Communications of the participant State delegations.

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-18.00

3. Presentation of activities of governmental and non-governmental organisations dedicated to the implementation of the European Landscape Convention
[Document for information: T-FLOR (2007) 13 - Statements]

Communications by delegations of governmental and non-governmental organisations.

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

FRIDAY 23 MARCH 2007

9.00-10.30

Session 2 – New instruments of implementation of the Convention

1. Draft document: “Guidance for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention”
[Document for discussion: T-FLOR (2007) 8]

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30

2. Integration of the landscape into national policies

– Landscape, towns and suburban and peri-urban areas
[Document for information: T-FLOR (2007) 9]

– Landscape and transport infrastructures: roads
[Document for information: T-FLOR (2007) 10]

12.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30

3. Draft rules of the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe (article 11 of the Convention) – Discussion about the document to submit to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
[Document for discussion: T-FLOR (2007) 11]

15.30-16.00 Break

16.00-17.00

4. Exchange of views about the Programme of activities for 2007
[Document for discussion: T-FLOR (2007) 12]

5. Other business

Closing session

17.00-17.30

Conclusions of the Conference and follow-up of the activites
by the Chair of the conference

Closing of the Conference
by the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe