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European Landscape Convention: guidelines for managing landscapes

Understand the European Landscape Convention's principles to integrate them at all levels of decision-making when planning and creating new landscapes.


European Landscape Convention: guidelines for managing landscapes


The European Landscape Convention (ELC) promotes the protection, management and planning of European landscapes and organises European co-operation on landscape issues. It is open for signature by member states of the Council of Europe as well as European non-member states.

The ELC requires “landscape to be integrated into regional and town planning policies and in cultural, environmental, agricultural, social and economic policies, as well as any other policies with possible direct or indirect impacts on landscape”.

These guidelines aim to make the ELC more meaningful and relevant to a wide range of organisations and describe the possible actions that individual organisations can take.

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Published 19 November 2010

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