“Council of Europe Landscape Award Forum of National Selections - 6th Session 2018-2019”

The River Aire © Fabio Chironi

Due to the evolution of the pandemic, the Meeting will not be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 19-20 October 2020. The Meeting is postponed to June 2021.

A thematic publication will be available in the European Spatial Planning and Landscape Series.



The 24th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention “Council of Europe Landscape Award Forum of National Selections -6th Session 2018-2019”, is being organised in Geneva, Switzerland on 21-22 October 2020, by the Council of Europe – Secretariat of the Convention, Directorate of Democratic Participation – in co-operation with the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the collaboration of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, within the framework of the Work Programme of the Convention.


The European Landscape Convention provides for a Landscape Award of the Council of Europe that recognises policies or measures which local or regional authorities or non-governmental organisations have adopted to protect, manage and plan their landscapes, and which have proven to be lastingly effective and which can thus serve as an example to other territorial authorities.

On 20 February 2008 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution CM/ (2008)3 on the rules governing the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe. The Award is given every two years by the Committee of Ministers, further to proposals from the Committee of Experts of the Council of Europe in charge of monitoring the implementation of the Convention.

The projects of high value achieved in the Member States of the Organisation on the occasion of the 6th Session of the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe – 2018-2019 – will be presented in this Meeting. They show that it is possible to promote the territorial dimension of human rights and democracy by improving the landscape features of people’s surroundings.

The Ceremony of the 6th Session of the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe will take place on this occasion.


The Meeting is aimed at government officers – members of the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP), of the Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention, and representatives of other ministries –, representatives of local and regional authorities, professionals, academics, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations, and other persons, working in the fields of landscape and sustainable development, with its environmental, cultural, social and economic dimensions. The number of participants is limited to 200.