Strasbourg, 18 February 2015

CEP-CDCPP (2015) 1E

EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE CONVENTION
8th COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONFERENCE ON
THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE CONVENTION

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

AGENDA

Council of Europe
Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg
18-20 March 2015
Room 1

Document of the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe
Directorate of Democratic Governance

Presentation

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, Republic of 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.

The aim of the Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention is to present to the member States of the Council of Europe 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, according to the Committee of Ministers’ decision, the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP). The conclusions of the Conference will be brought to the attention of the CDCPP which will then report to the Committee of Ministers.

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

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2015

9.0 -17.30 Study visit of the North Vosges Park, organised with the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy of France

8.30 - 9.00 Meeting in front of the main building of the Council of Europe (Palais de l’Europe - Avenue de l’Europe, near the flags)

9.00 Departure

Programme of the Study visit

[Document CEP-CDCPP (2015) 32]
[Presentation: Alain Roussel and Ingrid Collet]
[Presentation: Thibault Valois and Anne-Marie Herbourg]
[Presentation: Rita Jacob and Pascal Desmoulin]

THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2015

Session I – Opening of the Conference

9.00-9.30 Welcome of the participants

9.30-10.45

Opening

Mrs Liv Kirstine MORTENSEN, Chair of the Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention

Introductory speeches

Mr Dirk VAN EECKHOUT, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belgium to the Council of Europe, on behalf of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

Mrs Snezana SAMARZIC-MARKOVIC, Director General of Democracy of the Council of Europe

Mr Bruno FAVEL, Chair of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) of the Council of Europe

Mrs 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 (2015) 1]
[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 1Bis – Draft annotated agenda]

11.00-11.30 Break

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11.30-13.00

Session II – General presentation of the actions carried out for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

2. General activity report on the European Landscape Convention and status of signatures and ratifications

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 2-A]
Powerpoint presentation

Information on the ‘Landscape and Democracy Award’ to the Council of Europe granted by the International Federation of Landscape Architects - IFLA Europe

[Document pour information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 2-B]

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

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 3]

Addresses from representatives of States Parties to the Convention

Powerpoint presentations :

Addresses from representatives of States non Parties to the Convention

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Delegations are invited to submit to the Secretariat of the Council of Europe their proposals for the next Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the Conference before 16.00.

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13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00

Session III – Legal recognition of the landscape 

4. Texts of ratification of the European Landscape Convention  

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 4]

5. Landscape in languages and laws in the States Parties to the European Landscape Convention

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 5]

6. Presentation of the report “Landscape Lexicon: richness and diversity of words, texts and approaches to landscape in Europe”

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 6]
Presentation

Session IV – Landscape policies: definition and implementation

A) Definition and implementation of landscape policies for its protection, management and planning

7. Expression of general principles, strategies and guidelines: preparation of the 17th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention on “National landscape policies for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention”, Yerevan, Armenia, October 2016

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 7]

8. Implementation of landscape policies: introduction of instruments aimed at protecting, managing and/or planning the landscape

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 8]

B) Landscape knowledge: identification and assessment

9. Results of the 13th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention “Territories of the future, landscape identification and assessment: an exercise in democracy”, Montenegro, 2-3 October 2013

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 9]

10. Role of the landscape observatories, centres and institutes

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 10]
Presentation

16.00-16.30 Break

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Announcement of the the candidatures for the next Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the Conference, received by the Secretariat.

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16.30-18.00

C) Landscape and democracy: participation and consultation

11. Establishment of procedures for the participation of the general public and the other parties with an interest in the definition and implementation of the landscape policies

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 11]
Lifescape
Lifescape PowerPoint

12. Public consultation for the definition of landscape quality objectives

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 12]

13. Presentation of the report “Landscape and democracy: prospects”

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 13]
Presentation

D) Landscape culture: education, training, awareness-raising

14. Education 

[Primary Education - Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 14-A]

[CDCPP (2015) 15 Add]
Presentation

[Higher Education - Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 14-B]
Presentation

15. Training 

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 15]
Presentation

16. Awareness-raising 

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 16]

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17. Contributions of non-governmental organisations to the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 17]
Presentation

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Art exhibition on photographies on the landscape

[Document: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 33]

18.00-19.30 Official reception in the Foyer of the Committee of Ministers of the Palais de l’Europe offered by the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Minister

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FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2015

9.00-10.30

Session V – Landscape dimension of policies with direct or indirect impact on the landscape

A) Landscape and economy

18. Results of the 15th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention “Sustainable landscapes and economy: on the inestimable natural and human value of the landscape”, Urgup, Turkey, 1-2 October 2014

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 18-A]
[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 18-B]

19. Presentation of the report on “Landscape and economy”

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 19]
Presentation

B) Interrelations between landscape, spatial planning, human rights and democracy

20. Considering interrelations between landscape, spatial planning, human rights and democracy

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 20]
Presentation

C) Landscape and advertising

21. Presentation of the report “Landscape and advertising”

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 21]
Presentation

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30

Session VI The Landscape Award Alliance of the Council of Europe

22. Presentation of the Landscape Award Alliance of the Council of Europe

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 22]

23. Results of the 14th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops “Council of Europe Landscape Award Forum Sessions 2012-2013”, Wroclaw, Poland, 4-5 June 2014

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 23-A]
[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 23-B]

24. Presentation of the 4th Session 2014-2015 of the Council of Europe Landscape Award

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 24]

Session VII – Transfrontier landscapes  

25. Preparation of the 16th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape convention on “Landscape and transfrontier co-operation”, Andorra la Vella, Principality of Andorra, (30 September), 1-2 October 2015 and text on transfrontier co-operation

26. Draft text on cooperation with non-European States

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 26]

Session VIII – Council of Europe Observatory for the implementation of the Convention

27. Exchanges of information on matters covered by the Convention: Council of Europe information System on the European Landscape Convention – ELC L6

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 27]

28. Mutual technical and scientific assistance through the pooling and exchange of experiences, and the results of research projects: Council of Europe Meetings of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention and discussion Forums

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 28]

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12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-17.30

Session IX – Landscape dimension of the policies and international programmes

29. Update of the report “Selected EU funding opportunities to support the implementation of the European Landscape Convention”

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 29]

30. Directive 2014/52/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 30]

Session X – Work of implementation 2015-2016

31. Action plan for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention 2015-2016

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2015) 31]

32. Elections of the next Chair and Vice-Chair of the Conference

33. Other topics

Close of the Conférence

34. Conclusions

by Mrs Liv Kirstine MORTENSEN, Chair of the Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention
Mr Bruno FAVEL, Chair of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) of the Council of Europe