Pre-Announcement: International Symposium: The Future of the European Landscape

17 – 18 September 2021, Gelderlandfabriek, Culemborg

In this year of the 20th Anniversary of the European Landscape Convention, and as a prelude on the UNISCAPE closing event of this year in Florence on 22th October, the Culemborg Symposium will discuss the status of the protection, planning and management of the European landscape. It will recommend actions and measures to provide the needed policy support for landscape in the next 20 years. The Conference will
take place in person, taking into account the valid corona restrictions on that moment, and will be streamed as well.
Friday 17 September
9:00 – 10:30
Lectures in large hall
• EU Green Deal and the European landscape (Frank Vassen, EC DG Environment)
• Landscape dynamics in Europe (Felix Kienast, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)
• 20 years of ELC in the Netherlands (Gerrit-Jan van Herwaarden, Landschappen-NL)
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Parallel sessions in 2 rooms
• Landscape and legal identity (Amy Strecker, University College Dublin)
• Inclusion of vulnerable groups in landscape planning (Arjen Buijs, Wageningen University)
• Community based landscape awareness (Pere Sala i Martí, Landscape Observatory Catalonia)
• European landscape types as perceived by people (Bas Pedroli, WUR/ Just-Landscape & Johan Meeus, landscape architect)
12:00 – 13:00 Interactive poster session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:45 Interactive workshops Led by the speakers, discussing consequences and policy recommendations
16.15-17.00 Closing lecture The major transitions in Europe leading to new landscapes (Bas Pedroli, WUR/ Just-Landscape)

Saturday 18 september Excursion to landscape laboratories as part of the Landscape Biennial 2021.
Poster Presentations are welcome, and will be published online. Papers of the lectures will be published in a special issue of LANDSCHAP (2022-2, English, peer reviewed).
Organisation committee: Jos Dekker (chief editor LANDSCHAP; coordination), Bas Pedroli (WUR/UNISCAPE/ JustLandscape), Niek Hazendonk (WLO/NVTL), Alexandra Tisma (PBL/NVTL), Rob Jongman, Theo van der Sluis, Johan Meeusen Geert de Blust (editors LANDSCHAP).
Information and registration see