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Old bridge across the Guadalqivir river near Italica (Spain)
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  • 07.11.2014

    Iberian Landscape Forum

    The European Landscape Convention (ELC) is considerably well implemented in Spain and Portugal, but this process has been mainly a top-down process like other European policies. We consider that still, public participation processes need to be reinforced. The Forum is organized as a travel through scales: from the bi-national and frontier experiences, through regional, metropolitan and local scales.
    The aim of the Iberian Landscape Forum is to present the different experiences that have been taking place in the last five years in Spain and Portugal regarding the engagement of citizens regarding landscape. | Learn more...

  • 09.10.2014

    Scandinavian Landscape Forum 2014

    Along the shoreline of the North Sea sea foods has played since centuries an eminent role in creating a certain culture and identity. Even today while the coastal economy is not solely depended on these ressources, the fishery still is very present for the local people, but also for the tourists which visit this coast line in an increasing number.
    Our landscape is a shared resource and a shared responsibility where different values – like cultural, ecological, aesthetical, social and economical – meet. The European Landscape Convention (ELC) is a successful instrument for ensuring a richer life environment, where landscape diversity is managed sustainably. The ELC provides a clear democratic aspect. First, it highlights the region's social significance, and because it emphasizes the importance of people to actively participate in the evaluation and management of the landscape. The democratic aspect is also evident in the Convention's definition of landscape as “an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors.” | Learn more...

  • 08.09.2014

    PECSRL 2014
    Unraveling the Logics of Landscape

    The leading topic for the 26th conference is: "Unraveling the Logics of Landscape". Despite conceptual oscillations through times, the concept of landscape remains highly subjective, whereupon unraveling its 'logics' opens up to a plurality of interpretations. Accordingly, by focusing on the interconnections present in the non-haphazard production of landscape, the conference will elaborate on how the rural landscape is valued, monitored, changed, harbored, used and misused, be it through actions, representations or metaphors. We hope to see you in Sweden to take part and share convictions, doubts and ideas on how to best unravel the complex logics of landscape. | Learn more...

  • 27.06.2014

    Landscape Forum Strasbourg

    How do the European Youth perceive their landscapes? - According to the European Landscape Convention, landscape is an “area as perceived by people”. In regard to this definition one have to consider, that there might be various perceptions for example among different age-groups. The Landscape Forum Strasbourg will focus on this issue by addressing primarily the European youth and young adults. It aims to increase the dialogue between regional and national authorities, municipalities, businesses, non-profits, non governmental organisations, landowners and the public. The Forum is focusing on the interaction between these different stakeholders. The conference is expected to take place at the European Youth Center in Strasbourg. | Learn more...

  • 16.05.2014

    MarineScape Forum Bremen

    Coastal cultural landscapes in Europe are unique living spaces for humans, animals and plants. However, the proximity to the sea is not only linked to ecomical advantages, but also to devastating effects of natural hazards. Often the cultivation of these areas requires great efforts. Coastal landscapes are therefore notably shaped and affected by steady anthropogenic action. | Learn more...

  • 24.04.2014

    2nd Baltic Landscape Forum

    The European Landscape Convention could be used to tackle the treats and on-going changes of our territories. The EU Commission and the national ministers for spatial planning have agreed to en-vision a European Territorial Agenda to formulate political and administrative answers for the actual challenges. The Baltic Landscape Forum will concentrate on the importance of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) for national landscapes and trans-national collaboration. The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the ELC and its implementation in Estonia. | Learn more...

  • 08.04.2014

    Linking Biological and Cultural Diversity in Europe

    Recognizing the inextricable link between biological and cultural diversity, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) joined forces to raise awareness of the importance of the interactions between biological and cultural diversity for global sustainability. With the CBD acting as global focal point for biodiversity and UNESCO acting as global focal point for cultural diversity, the two institutions launched in 2010 the Joint Programme on the Links between Biological and Cultural Diversity (JP-BiCuD) to strengthen the linkages between biological and cultural diversity initiatives, and enhance the synergies between interlinked provisions of conventions and programmes dealing with biological and cultural diversity at relevant scales. | Learn more...

  • 21.02.2014

    Caring for the land. Places, practices, experiences

    In 2014, the work of critical reappraisal and exchange of ideas in an international perspective promoted by our Landscape Study Days will continue to explore the 2013 theme of “the study and care of places”, this time starting from an examination of research and experiences centred on “cultivation”, in the sense of the combination of mental attitudes and practices capable of expressing the relationship between man and the places that are part of his being. It is not a question, therefore, of dealing only with the topics and many ongoing expressions of a “return to the land” we see in contemporary society; nor does it involve making simple incursions into the varied and lively panorama of initiatives launched “from below” – and not only – that are today’s expressions of the need for a different, tangible condition of adherence between man and the places he inhabits, and for a different kind of interaction with experts, powers and the representatives of institutional authority. | Learn more...

  • 13.12.2013

    Baltic Landscape Forum

    Europe needs participation in Landscape issues - The Baltic Landscape Forum in Vilnius is going to be a conference on European citizenship and territorial participation. The Landscape Forum aims to increase the dialogue between regional and national authorities, municipalities, businesses, non-profits, non governmental organisations, landowners and the public. It is focusing on the interaction between these different stakeholders. | Learn more...

  • 06.12.2013

    Landscape Forum Berlin

    The Landscape Forum Berlin is a conference that aims to increase dialogue between regional and national authorities, municipalities, businesses, non-profits, non governmental organisations, landowners and the public, dealing with landscapes. The Forum is focusing on the interaction between these different stakeholders. As the event is held in German, it is addressing to German-speaking people – especially from Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and possibly also participants from other neighbour countries. | Learn more...

  • 21.11.2013

    Council of Europe Cultural Routes Advisory Forum

    The Council of Europe Cultural Routes Advisory Forum is an important date on the agenda of the Council of Europe’s routes - this year it will be held in Innsbruck, Austria (21-22 November 2013) | Learn more...

  • 14.11.2013

    Shrinking Cities | Expanding Landscape

    Throughout history, cities have experienced cyclical periods of construction and destruction according to different population needs, economic growth/decline, immigration/emigration, war, disease and natural disasters. Urban morphology is often defined by these periods of growth and decline, both of which leave traces in the physical manifestation of a city. | Learn more...

  • 14.11.2013

    Landscape as a factor for sustainable growth: a cross-sectors conference in Stockholm

    The Swedish National Heritage Board in partnership with seven agencies that are part of the Swedish administration is arranging the conference “Landskapsforum 2013, för en rikare miljö” (Landscape forum 2013, to a richer environment) that will be held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre on November the 14th 2013. | Learn more...

  • 13.11.2013

    European Rural Parliament

    The first European Rural Parliament, ERP, will be organized in Brussels on 13 November 2013. It will speak for the many local development groups that represent and work for the good of all the inhabitants in their area. | Learn more...

  • 23.10.2013

    Alpine Dialogue on Energy Transition

    What does energy transition for the Alps? - With the challenges of climate change, energy transition does not stop at the gates of the Alps. In sensitive natural areas of the Alps, the increased use of renewable energy can lead – and already leads – to significant conflicts. Besides the increase of renewable energies and their impact, a strong focus must be set on the possibilities of reducing the energy consumption. How can energy transition succeed in the Alps? How can we get involved into this change process? What kind of society do we want? How much energy do we need? These questions and others will be discussed in the framework of an "Alpine dialogue" from 23 to 24 October 2013 in Lucerne (CH). | Learn more...

  • 11.10.2013

    Alpine Landscape Forum

    Landscape mirrors the society that has determined and transformed it along the years and it contains the elements of our individual and social identity. The on-going implementation of the European Landscape Convention in the cross-border region between Italy and Switzerland will surely have a positive impact on the overall life quality of the inhabitants. One important aspect of life quality could be easily measured by the citizens participation on all relevant landscape issues. In this process citizens will also contribute to consolidate the European political and cultural identity. | Learn more...

  • 04.10.2013

    Balkan Landscape Forum

    Challenges in implementing EU and international standards of landscape protection and management - The first Balkan Landscape Forum will take place on October 4th, 2013 in Tivat, Montenegro. It will be organized in collaboration between CIVISCAPE and the project 'Heritage – Driver of Development', implemented within the Cross-border programme Croatia-Montenegro, under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). | Learn more...

  • 02.10.2013

    13th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

    The 13th Council of Europe Meeting of the Workshops for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention will be held in Tivat, Montenegro, on 2-3 October 2013.
    The main subject of the Meeting be “Territories of the future: landscape identification and assessment, an exercise in democracy”. | Learn more...

  • 28.09.2013

    CIVILSCAPE General Assembly

    The 2013 General Assembly will be held in Lelystad. The General Assembly in Bonn 2012 on 27 October 2012 has decided to have the next one in Lelystad/Emmeloord on the 28 September 2013, 9:00 CET. | Learn more...

  • 26.09.2013

    Benelux Landscape Forum

    CIVILSCAPE is setting up a number of landscape forum events that aim to increase dialogue between civil society, regional and national authorities. The conferences are focusing on the interaction between actors and stakeholders, including the role of civil society. The conferences will try to highlight national and international examples and landscape perspectives in seminars and during excursions. They offer furthermore opportunities for exchange of experiences and discussions in an inspiring environments. CIVILSCAPE is looking for partners which would like to join this efforts. During the General Assembly on Saturday the 28 September 2013 participants are invited to influence CIVILSCAPE's agenda, working programme and future direction. CIVILSCAPE is looking forward to a vivid debate on European citizenship and landscape, because Europe needs participation in landscape issues. | Learn more...

  • 19.09.2013

    10th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners

    Children born today may live until 2090. We are preparing our cities for them. How should we do that? And how should we combine the new paradigms, the new basis of city life with the struggle to overcome of the current crisis? | Learn more...

  • 12.09.2013

    Scandinavian Landscape Forum

    OUR LANDSCAPE is a shared resource and a shared responsibility where different values meet, i.e. cultural, ecological, aesthetic, social and economic. The European Landscape Convention (ELC) is an instrument for ensuring a richer life environment, where landscape diversity is managed sustainably. The ELC provides a clear democratic aspect. First, it highlights the region's social significance, and because it emphasizes the importance of people to actively participate in the evaluation and management of the landscape. The democratic aspect is also evident in the Convention’s definition of landscape as "an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and / or human factors." | Learn more...

  • 05.09.2013

    Deciphering agricultural footprints: New multidisciplinary studies of human-environment interactions

    Changes in the natural environment have profoundly shaped human society, and people have had a significant impact on the environment. Detecting this impact, separating anthropogenic from natural processes, and assessing environmental effects on human activities, however, is not straightforward. People do not respond deterministically to environmental changes, while the environmental consequences of human activities can vary widely. Complex feedback loops exist between environmental and human systems. Assessing interactions between people and their environment requires a combination of diverse scientific and humanistic archaeological approaches. | Learn more...

  • 05.09.2013

    The Archaeology and Heritage of the Prisoner of War experience: researching and managing a fragile resource

    There has been a recent rise in interest in the archaeology of recent military conflict. One aspect of increasing importance is that of prisoner of war camps, and also the many military and other infrastructural features of the landscape constructed by prisoners of war. Museums also house important collections of artefacts made and used by prisoners whilst imprisoned. This session builds on the success and interest of Prisoner of War Archaeology (19th and 20th centuries) at the 15th EAA 2009 at Riva del Garda. Now we consider the role of recent fieldwork locating and interpreting the physical evidence, memory work linked to sites or artefacts, public interpretation of prisoner of war sites and artefacts, and the management issues related to this important though often fragile resource. Papers cover archaeology of the period from the 18th century to recent times. This session is sponsored by the Society for Post-medieval Archaeology. | Learn more...

  • 05.09.2013

    Creating Landscape Visions: managing the past while imagining the future

    Landscapes are living, actively created through current practices, in response to the conditions bequeathed by the past. Some practices manage and maintain the character and condition of landscapes, others gradually erode them, but in some cases practices can focus on delivering a positive, creative vision for the future. | Learn more...

  • 05.09.2013

    New Perspectives on Lithic Scatters and Landscapes: Different scales, different approaches?

    Many open-air ‘sites’ of the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic appear to be the result of long-term, intermittent or permanent, occupation at the same location. Sites are often very large in size and show a strong correlation to certain natural landscape features, topography or hydrography. This relationship with the landscape constitutes an important aspect to these sites. Consequently, it can be argued that lithic scatter studies are best conducted at a landscape scale. | Learn more...

  • 05.09.2013

    Landscapes of complexity in Bronze Age central Europe

    Settlement systems and associated cemeteries have always been important targets of prehistoric archaeological research in central Europe. In most of the 20th century, however, interest focused primarily on cemeteries, large central sites, tells and fortified settlements. In the past decades a fundamental change in regionals studies has occurred in central Europe: settlements are now rarely investigated in isolation and emphasis is often placed on settlements within the wider micro-region. This approach seems to be especially promising in the research on the Bronze Age in central Europe, where societies created increasingly complex networks of settlements. | Learn more...

  • 05.09.2013

    Indigenous Communities in Conquered Landscapes

    Where colonisation has been accompanied by military conquest, it typically results in social and political reorganisation, the introduction of new cultural elements and shifts in the exploitation of colonised landscapes and seascapes. The cultural encounters between colonising and indigenous populations can result in the adoption and adaptation of select cultural elements, which are particularly well represented in material culture. Nonetheless, the colonising perspective is often over-represented in historically documented societies, where social reorganisation following conquest and colonisation was framed within imported political, economic and ideological structures, and accompanied by technological change and ethnic reconfiguration. | Learn more...

  • 05.09.2013

    Geophysics in the studies of late Prehistory

    In the recent years remote sensing has made enormous progress when it comes to dealing with archaeological heritage throughout Europe and beyond. Projects including aerial imagery, lidar scanning and geophysics, and also integrated studies, are increasingly covering vast areas and are producing enormous amount of data. Landscape archaeology is thus becoming one of the most fast-developing fields within archaeology. | Learn more...

  • 05.09.2013

    Barrow Landscapes and GIS approaches

    Barrows, as burial markers, are ubiquitous throughout North-Western Europe. In some regions dense concentrations of monuments form peculiar configurations such as long alignments while in others they are spread out extensively, dotting vast areas with hundreds of mounds. These vast barrow landscapes came about through thousands of years of additions by several successive prehistoric and historic communities. By building a monument they modified the visual structure of the landscape, however slightly. And by adding a new mound they created complex monumental landscapes with a distinct palimpsest character. | Learn more...

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