The International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe is celebrated each year on 20 October, the day of the opening of the Council of Europe Landscape Convention for signature.


Fifth International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe, 20 October 2021

"Message from Mallorca”: Landscape policies!

The “Message from Mallorca”, on the theme of the 25th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention "Landscape policies: strategies, action plans and policy documents for landscape quality", Majorca, Spain, 6-8 October 2021, invites the competent public authorities to:

– express general principles, strategies and guidelines that permit the taking of specific measures aimed at the protection, management and planning of landscapes;

– establish and implement landscape policies aimed at the protection, management and planning of landscapes through the adoption of these measures.

(Articles 1 b and 5 b of the Council of Europe Landscape Convention).


Fourth International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe, 20 October 2020

"Message from Lausanne”: Landscape integration in sectoral policies

The “Message from Lausanne”, on the theme of the 23rd Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the Council of Europe Landscape Convention on “Landscape integration in sectoral policies” (Lausanne, Switzerland, October 19-20, 2020), invites the actors of the territory to “integrate landscape into its regional and town planning policies and in its cultural, environmental, agricultural, social and economic policies, as well as in any other policies with possible direct or indirect impact on landscape” (Article 5 d. of the European Landscape Convention – Council of Europe).


Third International Landscape Day, 20 October 2019

"Message from Seville”: Landscape and water

The “Message from Seville”, on the theme of the 22nd Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention on “Water, landscape and citizenship in the face of global change" (Seville, Spain, 14-15 March 2019), invites to promote the value of water in the landscape and to consider that the landscape, which includes inland and maritime waters, is “a key element of individual and social well-being and that its protection, management and planning entail rights and responsibilities for everyone” (Preamble of the European Landscape Convention – Council of Europe). 


Second International Landscape Day, 20 October 2018

“Message from Tropea”: Landscape and education

The “Message from Tropea”, on the theme of the 21st Meeting of the Council of Europe Workshops for the Implementation of the European Convention on “Landscape and Education” (Tropea, Calabria, Italy, 3-4 October 2018), invites public authorities and landscape actors to promote “school and university courses which, in the relevant subject areas, address the values attaching to landscapes and the issues raised by their protection, management and planning” (Article 6 of the European Landscape Convention – Council of Europe).


First International Landscape Day, 20 October 2017

“Message from Brno”: Landscape at local level

The “Message from Brno”, on the theme of the 19th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention “The implementation of the European Landscape Convention at local level: local democracy” (Brno, Czech Republic, 5-6 September 2017), invites local authorities to celebrate the landscape 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” (Article 5, a. of the European Landscape Convention – Council of Europe).

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