International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe
The International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe is celebrated on 20 October, the day of the opening of the European Landscape Convention for signature.
Third International Landscape Day, 20 October 2019
"Message from Seville”: Landscape and water
The Third International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe, which will be held on 20 October 2019, addressing “Landscape and water”, will promote the value of water in the landscape. The European Landscape Convention applies to the entire territory of the States Parties to the Convention and covers natural, rural, urban and peri-urban areas. It includes “inland water and marine areas”. It concerns landscapes that might be considered outstanding as well as everyday or degraded landscapes. The Convention states in its preamble that “the landscape is a key element of individual and social well-being and that its protection, management and planning entail rights and responsibilities for everyone”. “Everyone” is invited to celebrate this International Landscape Day, dedicated to water in the landscape, in any country. read more >>
Second International Landscape Day, 20 October 2018
“Message from Tropea”: Landscape and education
The second International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe is celebrated on 20 October 2018. A message, formulated 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). It is celebrated under the auspices of the auspices of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe: National Conference of Croatia: Integrated Approach to Landscape Protection, Planning and Management (Zagreb, Croatia, 20 October 2018).
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), invited 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).