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Landscape policies! Landscape strategies, action plans and policy documents for landscape quality

25th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention
Palma de Mallorca, Spain 6-8 October 2021
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Sóller Valley, seen from the Ses Barques viewpoint in Mallorca © Jaume Gual

Sóller Valley, seen from the Ses Barques viewpoint in Mallorca © Jaume Gual

The 25th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the Council of Europe Landscape Convention on “Landscape policies! Landscape strategies, action plans and policy documents for landscape quality” is being organised in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on 6-8 October 2021, by the Council of Europe – Secretariat of the Convention, Directorate of Democratic Participation – in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Spain and the Council of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, within the framework of the Work Programme of the Convention.

The Meeting aims to present experiences of public policies concerning the implementation of Article 5 of the Council of Europe Landscape Convention on “General measures”, according to which each Party undertakes:

  • to recognise landscapes in law as an essential component of people’s surroundings, an expression of the diversity of their shared cultural and natural heritage, and a foundation of their identity;
  • to establish and implement landscape policies aimed at landscape protection, management and planning, through the adoption of the specific measures set out in Article 6 of the Convention ;
  • to establish procedures for the participation of the general public, local and regional authorities, and other parties with an interest in the definition and implementation of the landscape policies;
  • to integrate landscape into their regional and town planning policies and in their cultural, environmental, agricultural, social and economic policies, as well as in any other policies with possible direct or indirect impact on landscape.

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