Istanbul (Turkey): view from the Galata Tower across the Golden Horn.
Sylt (Germany)
Córdoba (Spain): view of the Roman bridge across the river Guadalquivir.
Sylt (Germany)
Castle of Alaró (Mallorca, Spain)
Old bridge across the Guadalqivir river near Italica (Spain)
Sylt (Germany)
Roman amphitheatre in Italica near Sevilla (Spain)
Great Mezquita of Cordoba (Spain)

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  • 10.09.2012 | Manifesto 

    Active Citizenship is about pursuing European collective goals and values enshrined in the treaties

    The European Commission has proposed to designate 2013 as the "European Year of Citizens" to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the European Union Citizenship under the Maastricht Treaty.
    Major European civil society organisations and networks have joined their forces and created the EYC2013 Alliance* to put forward proposals aimed at placing European citizenship at the heart of the EU political agenda. Relying on the experience and the expertise of its members who continuouslyact for citizenship to become a permanent and transversal dimension of European public policies decision-making, implementation and assessment, the EYC2013 Alliance will promote activities aiming to have an impact on the building of a citizen-friendly European Union which would no longer be reduced to merely economic preoccupations and would facilitate and support various expressions and mobilisation of active citizenship. | Learn more...

  • 27.06.2013 | Open letter 

    Future of ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme

    At a time when citizens are expressing an ever growing distrust in EU Institutions and policies, and in spite of the widely propagated ideas (by the EU Institutions) that the EU has citizens at its heart and that civil society is valued as a crucial partner, the European Council seems to be expressing an opposing view. | Learn more...

  • 19.10.2014 | Resolution 

    Landscape Democracy

    Landscape Democracy is a form of planning and design in which all citizens are meant to participate equally, either directly or through elected representatives in the proposal, development and establishment of the rules by which their landscape and open spaces are shaped. | Learn more...

  • 27.03.2013 | Statement 

    Position of CIVILSCAPE

    This position was stated by the CIVILSCAPE VIce-President Dr. Gerhard Ermischer during the 7th Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention in Strasbourg on the 27 March 2013. The representatives of the signatory states agreed to add the CIVILSCAPE position to the official minutes and documents. | Learn more...

  • 13.09.2014 | Position paper 

    Protect the Alpine landscapes

    The Alpine associations confederated in Club Arc Alpine (CAA) are dedicated to the preservation of natural and cultural alpine landscapes. They are a unique living environment for humans and nature and an important cultural heritage for Europe. In its introduction, the European Landscape Convention indicates that "the landscape contributes to the formation of local cultures and is a basic component of Europe’s natural and cultural heritage, thereby contributing to the well-being of people and strengthening European identity"1. This is particularly true of the Alps. Because of this importance the CAA is committed to the preservation of the unique alpine landscapes. | Learn more...

  • 25.11.2015 | Resolution 

    Sharing (Local) Heritage

    We - the network of local heritage associations in Europe - welcome the aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage to share our common cultural heritage and its potential for identification, participation and development in the light of a heterogeneous European society and against the background of current political and economic challenges. The European Year of Cultural Heritage builds in particular upon the fact that our shared cultural heritage is always both local and European. The European Year highlights this dimension and uses it to respond to current challenges. It also builds on new opportunities to preserve and develop cultural heritage while underscoring the need to do so, because our cultural heritage is an essential, unique part of Europe’s social and economic potential which is closely tied to many other fields and is thus the foundation of our shared development in Europe. | Learn more...


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