Landscape, our common culture

Landscape, our common culture

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THIS SITE WAS CREATED FOR THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING TO SIGNATURE OF THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE CONVENTION

 

The European Landscape Convention was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 19 July 2000 in Strasbourg and opened to signature by Member States in Florence (Italy) on 20 October 2000. It aims to promote European landscape protection, management and planning and to organise European cooperation.

 

The Convention is the first international treaty exclusively devoted to all aspects of European landscape. It 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, 32 Council of Europe member states have ratified the Convention and six states have signed it.

 

The Celebration is designed to mark the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Convention to signature. New challenges and new opportunities for European landscapes will be considered during this event. 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 quality of life and well-being for its peoples.

 

The Celebration, under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy, is organised by the Council of Europe Cultural Heritage, Landscape and Spatial Planning Division, in cooperation with the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities of Italy and the Region of Tuscany, with the cooperation of the Province of Florence and City of Florence.