Rethinking the Implementation
of the European Landscape Convention
The SOUTHWEST LANDSCAPE FORUM 2015 hosted by Evolving Landscape and organized in partnership with CIVILSCAPE, is the meeting point to celebrate the 10 anniversary of the entry to force of the European Landscape Convention and the 15th anniversary of the signing the European Landscape Convention by Portugal. This celebration motived Evolving Landscape to invite CIVILSCAPE to realize the SOUTH WEST LANDSCAPE FORUM 2015, in Porto, under the theme “Rethinking the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention” aiming to debate and to evaluate its implementation during the last years.
The main propose of the SOUTHWEST LANDSCAPE FORUM 2015 is to reflect on the past and actual efforts made in Andorra, France, Portugal and Spain to help the implementation of the Convention on different scales and perspectives, but also to envision its future. To achieve this, four sessions with specific themes will take place: (1) training and education, (2) awareness-raising, (3) implementation (4) European cooperation and (5) what´s next?
The SOUTHWEST LANDSCAPE FORUM 2015 is included in a series of European Landscape Forum events organized by CIVILSCAPE together with partners from the host country. The SOUTHWEST LANDSCAPE FORUM 2015 will take place in October, at Serralves’s Museum, Porto. Take the chance and get in contact with different stakeholders from civil society, universities and private or public sector from different countries and with different visions about the implementation of the European Landscape Convention. Beside exciting lectures and top speakers, participants of the SOUTH WEST LANDSCAPE FORUM 2015 can also visit good practices both in the North of Portugal and Galicia.
Is a cooperative that aims to strength the perception of citizens about their everyday landscape, promoting education and participation through the development of local initiatives, according to the European Landscape Convention.
EVOLVING LANDSCAPE wishes to facilitate dialogue, increase involvement, knowledge and awareness of citizens about their landscape. It also aims to help involvement of local communities in the decision making processes involving their landscape, facilitating activities between citizens, government and non-governmental organizations which are engaged with similar functions.
Is an international association of civil society organizations, public institutions and economic entities. These are non-governmental organizations which dedicate their work to landscape protection, management and planning, according to the European Landscape Convention.
CIVILSCAPE has 114 member organizations in countries all over Europe which are active on local, regional and national level, but also also members on European level.