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

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 6-8 October 2021

Photo: Mallorca, Spain



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 Mallorca, 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.



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 100.