Strasbourg, 3 March 2013

CEP-CDCPP (2013) 1E

EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE CONVENTION

7th COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONFERENCE ON

THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE CONVENTION

Conference organised under the auspices of the Andorran Chairmanship of
the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

DRAFT AGENDA

Council of Europe
Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg
26-27 March 2013
Room 5

General Secretariat document
Democratic Governance Directorate
Directorate General II – Democracy

Foreword

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, with the aims to promote European landscape protection, management and planning and to organise European co-operation. It is the first international treaty to be exclusively devoted to all aspects of European landscape. The Convention 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, 38 Council of Europe member States have ratified the Convention: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Two States have signed the Convention: Iceland and Malta.

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.

The Conference is the means by which the Council of Europe ensures, in accordance with Article 10 of the Convention, its implementation. The Committee of experts mentioned in Article 10 is, by virtue of a Committee of Ministers’ decision, the CD-CPP. The conclusions of the Conference will be brought to the attention of the CD-CPP which will then report to the Committee of Ministers. The attention of the Conference is drawn to the fact that the terms of reference of the CD-CPP expire on 31 December 2013. The holding of a new conference as well as its future activities will depend on a decision of the Committee of Ministers.

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http://www.coe.int/EuropeanLandscapeConvention
http://www.coe.int/Conventioneuropeennedupaysage

TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2013

Opening of the Conference  

9.00-9.30 Welcome of participants

9.30-10.45

Opening by Ms Maria Josť FESTAS, Chair of the Conference on the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe, Deputy Chair of the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Culture, Cultural Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP)

Introductory speeches

Ms Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Mr Francesc CAMP, Minister of Tourism and Environment of Andorra, on behalf of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Presentation of the National Strategy for Landscape of Andorra

Ms Anne-Marie CHAVANON, President of the Committee on Democracy, Social Cohesion and
Global Challenges of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

10.45-11.00

1. Adoption of the draft agenda
[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2013) 1]

11.00-11.30 Break

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Session 1 – Implementation of the European Landscape Convention

11.30-13.00

2. General activity report on the European Landscape Convention and status of signatures and ratifications
[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2013) 2 ; Powerpoint presentation]

3. Presentation of the actions carried out by the Parties to the European Landscape Convention at national, regional and local levels for its implementation

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2013) 3]

Addresses from representatives of States Parties to the Convention (7 mins.)
Powerpoint presentations :

Addresses from representatives of States non Parties to the Convention (7 mins.)

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00

4. Presentation of the 1st phase of the European Landscape Convention Information System and of its Glossary
[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2013) 4]

5. Landscape policies in the Member States of the Council of Europe
[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2013) 5]

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-18.00

6. Conclusions of the Council of Europe Meetings of the Workshops on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention
[Meetings of the workshops on the European Landscape Convention: link for information]
[Publications: link for information]

6.1. 10th Workshops on “Multifunctional landscape”, Evora, Portugal, 19-20 October 2011

6.2. 11th Workshops on “Council of Europe Landscape Award Forum of National Selections Sessions 2008-2009 and 2010-2011”, Carbonia, Italy, 4-5 June 2012

6.3. 12th Workshops on “Vision for the future of Europe on territorial democracy: Landscape as a new strategy for spatial planning… Another way to see the territory involving civil society…”, Thessalonica, Greece, 2-3 October 2012

18.00-19.30 Official reception in the Blue Restaurant of the Palais de l’Europe offered by the Andorra’s Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH 2013

Session 2 – Information on other actions for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

9.00-10.30

7. 13th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

    “The future of the territories, landscape identification and assessment: an exercise in democracy”, Montenegro, 2-3 October 2013

8. Council of Europe thematic reports on the European Landscape Convention
[Link for information:
Landscape and sustainable development: challenges of the European Landscape Convention
Landscape facets: Reflections and proposals for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention]

8.1. Report on “Landscape education”

8.2. Report on “Landscape and leasure”

9. Presentation of the Report
“The Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT), considering landscape with its heritage values”
[Document for information – 16CEMAT-CHF 94 (2012) 3E ; Powerpoint presentation

10. Proceedings of the Celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the opening for signature of the European Landscape Convention
[Link for information]

11. Futuropa Magazine, for a new vision of landscape and territory, on “Landscape and public space”
[Link for information]

10.30-11.00 Break

Future work and closing of the Conference 

11.00-12.00

12. Council of Europe Landscape Award – Third Session 2013
[Link for information]
[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2013) 11]

13. Other business

14. Conclusions of the Conference
by Ms Maria Josť FESTAS, Chair of the Conference on the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe

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