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Landscape in town, town in landscape

Thursday, 11 November 2010 - Friday, 12 November 2010
Ekopolis Foundation and Slovak Environmental Agency's International Conference, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
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The international conference within the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region is organised at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention opening for signature (Florence, 2000). It will focus on the European Landscape Convention as a new challenge for urban and peri-urban landscape. It has been organised by Ekopolis Foundation and Slovak Environmental Agency in cooperation with RECEP - ENELC, CIVILSCAPE and the Union of Towns and Cities of Slovakia.The main objective of the conference is to increase awareness of NGOs and regional authorities, as ones of the key players, about the principles of the European Landscape Convention and its connection with urban and peri-urban landscape and urban environment.Dissemination of information on landscape protection, planning and management will be another goal. The special emphasis will be put on the urban landscape management and initiation of a new cooperation among the different stakeholders which need to be involved to improve the implementation process of the convention in CEE countries.