Strasbourg, 16 February 2017

CEP-CDCPP (2017) 1E

9th COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONFERENCE ON THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE CONVENTION

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

DRAFT AGENDA

Council of Europe

Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg

23-24 March 2017

 

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 international co-operation. It is the first international treaty to be exclusively devoted to all aspects of 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.

 

THURSDAY 23 MARCH 2017

Opening of the Conference

Opening

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

Opening speeches

  • Mrs Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe,
  • Mrs Theodora CONSTANTINIDOU, Ambassador, Chair of the Ministers’ Deputies, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the Council of Europe
  • Mrs Sílvia CALVÓ, Minister of the Environment, Agriculture and Sustainable Development of Andorra
  • Mr Kimmo AULAKE, Chair of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) of the Council of Europe
  • Mr Øystein STØRKERSEN, Chair of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats
  • Mrs Anne-Marie CHAVANON, Chair of the Committee on Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe

 

1. Adoption of the draft agenda

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 1E – Draft agenda]
[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 1E Add. – Draft annotated agenda]

 

2.  General Report of activities on the European Landscape Convention and status of signatures and ratifications

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 2E - Présentation PowerPoint] [Document: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 2E rev.]

 

Session I – Introductory Session

3.   Addresses from representatives of Member States of the Council of Europe and other States

States Parties to the Convention: public policies for the implementation of the Convention at national, regional and local levels

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 3Bil.]

Note: Pursuant to Recommendation CM/Rec(2013)4 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the European Landscape Convention Information System of the Council of Europe and its glossary, the Parties to the Convention are invited to update the Information System on the European Landscape Convention one month before this 9th Conference.

During the Conference, the States representatives are invited to present the important actions carried out since the previous Conference (max. 3 min.).

The representatives of States which have signed or ratified the Convention in the preceding period are invited to make a presentation (approx. 7 min.).

Participants are kindly requested to send the written text of their addresses, by 16 March 2017, to the Secretariat (susan.moller@coe.int; maguelonne.dejeant-pons@coe.int) for the report of the Conference.

Delegations are invited to submit to the Secretariat of the Council of Europe their proposals for the next Chair and Vice-Chair of the Conference, before 16.00 on this day.

States not Party to the Convention

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 3Bil.]

The States representatives are invited to present an address (max. 3 min.).

Participants are kindly requested to send the written text of their addresses, by 16 March 2017, to the Secretariat (susan.moller@coe.int; maguelonne.dejeant-pons@coe.int) for the report of the Conference.

 

4.  Statements of international governmental and non-governmental organisations

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 4Bil.]

Representatives of non-governmental organisations are invited to present a statement (2 min. max.).

Participants are kindly requested to send the written text of their addresses, by 16 March 2017, to the Secretariat (susan.moller@coe.int; maguelonne.dejeant-pons@coe.int) for the report of the Conference.

 

Session II – Contribution of the landscape approach to the exercise of democracy and human rights, within a perspective of sustainable development 

5.  Conceptual Report for reference on the contribution of the landscape approach, as defined in the European Landscape Convention, to the exercise of democracy and human rights, within a perspective of sustainable development

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 5E] [Document: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 5E rev.]

 

6.  Draft Recommendation on the contribution of the landscape approach, as defined in the European Landscape Convention, to the exercise of democracy and human rights, within a perspective of sustainable development

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 6E]

 

7. Draft Recommendation on principles for the participation of the public in the definition and implementation of landscape policies, as defined in the European Landscape Convention

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 7E]

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

 

FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017

Session III – National policies for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

8.  Council of Europe Observatory for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention: CoE L6 Information System

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 8E]

 

9. Results of the 18th Meeting of the Workshop for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, “National policies for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention: challenges and opportunities” (Yerevan, Armenia, 5-6 October 2016)

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 9E]

 

Session IV – Landscape dimension of the public policies and international programmes

10.  Report on public landscape funding

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 10E] ] [Document: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 10E rev.]

 

11.  Update of the Report “Selected funding opportunities to support the implementation of the European Landscape Convention”

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 11E] [Document: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 11E rev.]

 

Session V - Elections

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

 

Session VI – The Landscape Award of the Council of Europe

12. Report on the Sessions of the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe: Sessions 1 (2008-2009), 2 (2010-2011), 3 (2012-2013), 4 (2014-2015) and 5 (2016-2017) and “Council of Europe Landscape Award Forum of National Selections” (Carbonia, Italy 4-5 June 2012;  Wroclaw, Poland, 11-12 June 2014;  Budapest, Hungary, 9-10 June 2016)

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 12E]

 

13. Draft Resolution on the Landscape Award Alliance of the Council of Europe

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 13E]

 

Side event: Thinking about the landscapes of tomorrow

14. Report “Drawing agricultural landscapes for the sustainable and harmonious development of territories”

[Document for information : CEP-CDCPP (2017) 14E] [Document: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 14E rev.]

 

15. Report “Towards a grammar for European landscapes”

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 15E] [Document: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 15E rev.]

 

Session VII – Transfrontier landscapes

16.   Results 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-2 October 2015)

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 16E]

 

17.  Report on “Regional approaches to sustainable landscapes and green economic growth” covering activities of REC Caucasus for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

[Document for information: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 17E] [Document: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 17E rev.]

 

Session VIII – Work Programme and Action Plan for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention 2017-2019

18. Draft Work Programme and Action Plan for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention 2017-2019

[Document for action: CEP-CDCPP (2017) 18E]

 

19.       Any other business

 

Closing of the Conference

  • Mrs Liv Kirstine MORTENSEN, Chair of the Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention
  • Mr Kimmo AULAKE, Chair of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) of the Council of Europe
  • Mrs Maguelonne DEJEANT-PONS, Executive Secretary of the European Landscape Convention