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Scandinavian Landscape Forum 2014

Marstrand - 9-11 October 2014

Along the shoreline of the North Sea sea food has played since centuries an eminent role in creating a certain culture and identity. Even today while the coastal economy is far from being solely depended on these resources, the fishery still is very present imagination of the local people, but also of the tourists which visit this coast line in an increasing number.
The Scandinavian Landscape Forum will focus on the change processes of our marine and coastal landscapes. In this context the sometimes different perceptions of local people, visitors and tourists are a key how these landscapes can be used in a sustainable way. In this way the Scandinavian Landscape Forum will be a important stakeholder event for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention on local and regional level, but also for the proposed European Cultural Route North Sea Food which will use the landscape approach as key, too.

The conference will be organized in a number of workshops where experiences, ideas and best practice can be shared. Starting on Thursday from the coastal landscape providing space to active stakeholder involvement to proposed North Sea Food Route, the workshop on Friday and Saturday will focus how the understanding of landscape is linked to local knowledge, experience and traditions. While the Marinescape Forum Bremen in May 2014 has opened the stakeholder process with looking on the core thematic issues, the Scandinavian Landscape Forum will clearly invite stakeholders to certain initiatives and concrete projects.

North Sea Food is more than a culinary experience or preference. The intention of the North Sea Food Route is to draw attention on the history and culture of the fisheries and seafood production during the last 1000 years around the North Sea. The North Sea Food Association – partner to this forum – has started to an initiative to become a European Cultural Route North Sea Food. The North Sea Food Route will not be a linear physical route by itself. It is a thematic framework of initiatives and projects, that have a certain visibility for local people, visitors and tourists. Selected places, events and activities that allow to experience the rich cultural heritage based on a unique environment of the North Sea.

The North Sea Food Route tells the inspiring story of the biological and cultural heritage in a way that it raises awareness for the inherited values. We believe that the North Sea Food Route will demonstrate that this biological and cultural heritage is a major asset for Europe and an important component of the European project. The exploitation of the seafood resources has lead to overfishing but also to a changed attitude towards the natural environment. Today we seek more sustainable ways to use this important resource of human well-being and culture.

Our landscapes are a shared resource and a shared responsibility where different values meet – like cultural, ecological, aesthetical, social and economical. The European Landscape Convention (ELC) is a successful instrument for ensuring a richer life environment, where landscape diversity is managed in a more sustainable way. This approach brings the cultural and biological heritage together. The implementation of the ELC is aiming to raise awareness, to foster participation, to increase responsibility and engagement of everyone and therefore to provide social ownership. The Sveriges hembygdsförbund - as a member of CIVILSCAPE - aims to foster the implementation of the ELC in Sweden. The intention of the forum is to provide background information, to identify success factors and to identify the resources that will be needed in this process. Furthermore the forum will set up and facilitate concrete projects by involving different stakeholders.

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.”

The conference will make suggestions what kind of projects could contribute to the implementation of the European Landscape Convention. These can be implemented on local, regional and national level. One important instrument are the "landscape observatories". With these landscape observatories it is possible to work on the democratic aspect but also for improving integration and inclusion. Furthermore the conference will highlight the potential of self study groups in this context. The conference will inform about on-going initiatives and projects related to this effort all over Europe. Participation will offer a wide range of potential for future collaboration, projects, exchange and network activities.

Programme

Thursday, 9 October 2014

10:30 Registration opens, coffee is served
11:00 Opening of the Conference - Scandinavian Landscape Forum
Kjell Nordström, Chair of the Council of Västra Götaland
Lars Bäckström, Governer County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Major of the Municipality of Kungalv
Jan Nordwall, General Secretary Sveriges Hembygdsförbund
Dr. Inge Gotzmann, President CIVILSCAPE
12:00 Introduction in the dayDirk Gotzmann, Director CIVILSCAPE
12:10 What is a Cultural route?Penelope Denu, Director European Institut Cultural Routes
12:30 Lunch
14:00 North Sea Food - What has fish to do with landscape and heritage?Dirk Gotzmann, North Sea Food Association
Keynotes on workshops (15 minutes)
14:30 Festivals and Events – How to sell the fish?Linda Temple, Fife County (tbc)
14:45 Taste and landscapeDr. Gerhard Ermischer / Dr. Inge Gotzmann, CIVILSCAPE
15:00 Operating and managing old shipsPer Jessing, European Maritime Heritage (EMH)
15:15 Panel Discussion round Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons, Cuncil of Europe
Penelope Denu, Council of Europe
Kjell Nordström, Chair of the Council of Västra Götaland
Chair of association NSF-Initiative, ...
15:45 Coffee
Parallel workshops (90 minutes)
16:00 WORKSHOP A
Festivals and Events – How to sell the fish?Festivals and events are a key to reach a wider public and to raise awareness. During the workshop we want to exchange experiences from our networks and formulate success factors for winning events. From the former discussion in the different regions a better exchange between the acteurs across the borders seems to be interesting. In this way a network project could be initiated or a follow-up of successful on-going projects could be developed.
16:00 WORKSHOP B
Taste and landscapeCoastal and marine landscapes provide a layered historical record of cultural change and history. The perception of landscape takes every senses and therefore it is no wonder that taste is one of it playing an eminent role. Our food tradition and the regional cuisine reflects beyond taste and preferences also our cultural and biological heritage. Sometimes it is a unique composition, sometimes a quality that we share across the sea. The workshop will present some on-going projects and tries to develope follow-up projects.
16:00 WORKSHOP C
Operating and managing old shipsOperating and managing old ships is challenging for every owner. Historic ships need maintenance and care which consumes a certain amount time and money. To exchange experiences and ideas between the acteurs could help to avoid that a dream becomes a nightmare. Beside existing national and regional networks also transnational and European networks could achieve the quality of operating and managing old ships.
17:30 Break
18:00 Walk & Talk / Excursion
19:30 Dinner

Friday, 10 October 2014

9:00 Introduction in the dayDr Inge Gotzmann, President CIVILSCAPE
9:10 Economic and job effects of the European Landscape ConventionMaguelonne Dejant-Pons, Council of Europe
9:30 Using the European Landscape Convention to implement a European Cultural RouteEleonora Berti, European Institut Cultural Routes
Keynotes on workshops (15 minutes)
9:50 Boatbuilding tradition - Intangible heritage, skills and knowledgsProf Dr Bosse Lagerquist
10:05 Museums as an activating factor in the implementation{language: }
10:20 How to link cultural and biological diversity?Prof Dr Jörg Küster, President Niedersächsischer Heimatbund
10:35 Discussion, Questions & Coffee
Parallel workshops (90 minutes)
11:00 WORKSHOP D
Boatbuilding tradition - Intangible heritage, skills and knowledgsBoat and ship building is traditionally an important activtiy along the coast. Craftsmanship, technical skills, but also wider knowledge about the utilisation of different wood types were pillars of the ship building industry. Over the last decades the coastal landscape have seen a decline of this economic sector. Today it seems to be necessary to keep up this industrial heritage because of its potential for innovation and quality growth. Furthermore traditional boats and ships need maintenance that requires certain ship building capacities and skills.
11:00 WORKSHOP E
Museums as an activating factor in the implementationMuseums have an important role presenting the cultural and biological heritage but also in recording, preserving artfacts and immaterial heritage. The workshop will discuss how museums could become a key gateway for visitors and local people. These will include different types of museums but also potential partners of these (like local heriatge organisations, tour operators).
11:00 WORKSHOP F
How to link cultural and biological diversity?Areas of high cultural diversity are often areas of high biological diversity. The convergence between biological and cultural diversity extends far beyond the “hotspot” areas. Ensembles of biodiversity are developed, maintained and managed by cultural groups. Diversity of cultural practices depends upon specific elements of biodiversity for their existence and expression. A paradigm shift is needed to restore the integrity of diversity. A more holistic approach is needed to jointly reverse the current trends of erosion of biodiversity and weakening of cultural diversity.
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Landscape as perceived by peopleDr Gerhard Ermischer, Vice-President CIVILSCAPE
14:20 Role of the civil society on the implementation of the European Landscape ConventionJan Nordwall, General Secretary Sveriges Hembygdsförbund
Keynotes on workshops (15 minutes)
14:40 Awareness rising for Landscape – guided tours and pathwaysDr. Inge Gotzmann, President CIVILSCAPE
15:05 Understanding a landscape by local knowledge{language: }
15:20 Story telling{language: }
15:35 Discussion, Questions & Coffee
Parallel workshops (90 minutes)
16:00 WORKSHOP G
Awareness rising for Landscape – guided tours and pathwaysThe workshop will focus on the presentation of projects and methods of awareness rising for landscape. Landscape was identified to be an excellent basis for communicating different issues concerning history, culture, knowledge, sustainability, social issues etc. Learning about and understanding landscape brings people with different backgrounds together. Landscape guides in rural areas as well as in cities (townscapes) and building networks are important tools for fostering engagement.
16:00 WORKSHOP H
Understanding a landscape by local knowledgeLocal knowledge is a key to understand landscape and to raise wider awareness. In this way local knowledge could put light on the functional background, purpose and use of such knowledge. Today globalisation seems to weaken the value of this economic and social capital. Place names and dialects are reflecting the cultural heritage. A knowledge that need more awareness especial when considered its value for understanding the coastal and marine landscape but also for a more sustainable development.
16:00 WORKSHOP I
Story tellingThere is a relationship between landscape and story telling, and with the ways in which marine and coastal landscapes come to be narrated. Sometimes experts tend to present landscape in an educational or scientific way which ignores different percepetions and interests of a wider audience. Landscape interpretation, modern story telling forms – like crime stories – but also traditional one in fairy tails use the narrative approach to reach a wider audience. The workshop will discuss how this different approaches could be used for awareness raising for landscapes and touristic developement.
17:30 Break
18:00 Walk & Talk / Excursion
19:30 Dinner

Saturday, 11 October 2014

9:00 Introduction in the dayDr Inge Gotzmann, President CIVILSCAPE
9:10 Implementing the European Landscape ConventionLars Amreus, Director General, Swedish National Heritage Board
9:30 Sverige Hembygdsförbund between expectations and commitmentsJan Nordwall, General Secretary Sveriges Hembygdsförbund
Keynotes on workshops (15 minutes)
9:50 Self study circles – a scandinavian methode to work on landscape{language: }
10:05 Landscape observatoryPere Salar, Landscape Observatory of Catalonia
10:20 Destination and heriatge sites – historic buildings and touristic infrastructure{language: }
10:35 Discussion, Questions & Coffee
Parallel workshops (90 minutes)
11:00 WORKSHOP K
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11:00 WORKSHOP L
Landscape observatoryFor the European Landscape Convention (ELC), “landscape observatories, centers and institutes” are crucial instruments in the development and implementation of landscape policies. They form a strong incentive to collect and exchange information, to raise awareness, and to offer a platform for public participation and training in landscape matters, which is relevant at the level of communities and regions as much as for states. The workshop will foster the exchange between up-coming and already established landscape observatories.
11:00 WORKSHOP M
Destination and heriatge sites – historic buildings and touristic infrastructureSustainable tourism developement will involve heritage sites to be authentic. Many heritage sites need a constant amount of care which is time- and finance-consuming while for example local heritage associations facing a shrinking number of members which are older in average. How can such places be used as touristic infrastructure?
12:30 Lunch
14:00 The old and the new money – funding opportunitiesLandsbygdsntwerket
14:30 Summarizing the workshopsRapporteurs present the different workshop results within 5 minutes.
15:00 Final discussion & Coffee Lars Amreus, Director General, Swedish National Heritage Board
Jan Nordwall, General Secretary Sveriges Hembygdsförbund
Dr Inge Gotzmann, President CIVILSCAPE
Eleonora Berti, European Institut Cultural Routes
Ulf Eriksson, Falköpings kommun
Anders Nilsson, Västarvet
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15:45 Closing of the conference

     

Further Information

The Scandinavian Landscape Forum is organized by the Sveriges hembygdsförbund together with CIVILSCAPE. Furthermore the Riksantikvarieämbetet (RAÄ), the Region Västra Gotaland and the North Sea Food Association are prime partner for this event.

The Scandinavian Landscape Forum is in row with the series of Landscape Forum events which are organized by CIVILSCAPE and national and regional partners all over Europe. Landscape Forum events are aiming to increase dialogue between civil society, regional and national authorities. The conference is focusing on the interaction between actors and stake holders, including the role of civil society. The conference highlights national and international examples and landscape perspectives in seminars and during excursions. It also offers opportunities for exchange of experiences and discussions in inspiring environments.

The Scandinavian Landscape Forum made possible by fund provided by the organizers and financial contribution by the Region Västra Gotaland, the Riksantikvarieämbetet (RAÄ) and the North Sea Food Association.

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