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Help us to develop a European review on Landscape Initiatives!

27 November 2014/by Maria Garcia Martin/Tags: Landscape Initiatives, European review

Landscape Initiatives foster the provision of a broad range of landscape services (such as nature conservation, sustainable and local food production, increase of local income in rural areas, preservation of traditions or historical features of landscape, etc). Having an overview of these initiatives in Europe could contribute towards making them more effective, enabling a better management of their resources and to take advantage of their potentials and to mitigate their constraints. Moreover, an exchange of experiences and ideas may be enabled, helping to inform current landscape-related policy processes, as well as national policies and regional planning. It will be particularly helpful in the context of achieving a transition towards sustainability, where Landscape Initiatives play a crucial role.
Help us to develop a European review on Landscape Initiatives!

With the help of HERCULES members and subscribers and through google key-word searches we have collected more than 300 Integrated Landscape Initiatives allover Europe. We have sent a questionnaire to all of them to find out more about some aspects that cannot be found on their websites; 52 of them have answered so far. Although 50 answers are already a good amount to start working with, we would like to have more questionnaires answered in order to make sure we have thorough and comprehensive insights on the characteristics, possibilities and constraints of those initiatives that make a better future possible.

If you are a member of a initiative/organisation/project that could fit the characteristics of a Landscape Initiative, please help us in this task by filling in the questionnaire! To do this, contact Maria Garcia Martin at before the 15th of December 2014.

We very much thank you for your collaboration and will share the results with you, hoping that you will also benefit from the insights achieved. 

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