The first BALTIC LANDSCAPE FORUM will be held in Vilnius (Lithuania) December the 13th – 14th 2013.
The Forum is promoted by CivilScape Lithuanian member organization Lithuanian Geographers society in partnership with the Žemaitija national park and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius University, Association of Lithuanian Landscape architects.
The two-days conference will be a part of series of Landscape Forum that CivilScape is setting up across Europe.
The BALTIC LANDSCAPE FORUM is a conference that aims to increase dialogue and cooperation between regional and national authorities, municipalities, businesses, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, landowners and the wide public in order to ensure sustainability of the landscape, safeguard and strengthening its ecological, aesthetical, cultural, economic functions and values.
The two indoor sections on Friday the 13th and on Saturday the 14th will bring together experiences and point of views from different national, regional and local stakeholders.
The BALTIC LANDSCAPE FORUM will seek to foster transnational collaboration on landscape in Baltic Sea region and exchange of experience, best practices, to vitalize a broader discussion on landscape issues.
On Saturday the 14th field in Vilnius will be arranged to provide an insight on what working for sustainable development and for landscape awareness-rising means in practice.
The conference will focus on the
Techniques of public awareness raising and involvement into the different landscape activities, including generation of ideas, assessment, protection, planning, management, restoration.
The main examples, experience and results will be presented by:
The international project LIFEscape, orientated to the fostering the implementation of the European Landscape Convention in the South Baltic region.
The Lithuanian Geographers society, taking part in the planning process of National landscape plan of the Lithuania
The Gargždai town community, developing and implementing the Gargždai park Feasibility study (Klaipėda district municipality)
The Užupis community, taking part in the Project of industrial cite conversion into the living environment in the high value landscape close to the UNESCO site – Vilnius old town
The CONFERENCE is designed for people and organizations with an interest to participate in a broad dialogue about the landscape, such as non-profit organizations, national, regional planning authorities, regional and national authorities, and others.
dr. Dovilė Krupickaitė, president
Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania