The Landscape Award Alliance of the Council of Europe - European Landscape Convention (European spatial planning and landscape, No. 105) (2018)
The European Landscape Convention was adopted under the auspices of the Council of Europe with the aim of promoting the protection, management and planning of European landscape and organising international co-operation in this area. It is the first international treaty covering all aspects of landscape. It applies to the entire territory of the contracting parties and covers natural, rural, urban and peri-urban areas. It concerns landscapes that might be considered outstanding, commonplace or deteriorated.
The convention represents an important contribution to achieving the Council of Europe’s objectives, namely to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law, as well as to seek common solutions to the main problems facing European society. By taking into account landscape, culture and nature, the Council of Europe seeks to protect the quality of life and well-being in a sustainable development perspective.
The exemplary achievements presented by the States Parties to the convention in the framework of the sessions of the Landscape Award and acknowledged by the Committee of Ministers, are part of the “Landscape Award Alliance of the Council of Europe”.
1st Session 2008-2009
2nd Session 2010-2011
3rd Session 2012-2013
4th Session 2014-2015
5th Session 2016-2017
Appendix 1 – European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe
Appendix 2 – Resolution CM/Res(2008)3 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the rules governing the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe
Appendix 3 – Resolution CM/Res(2017)18 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the Landscape Award Alliance of the Council of Europe