Goals & actions

Landlife - The key aim of this project is to gather, spread and promote knowledge about land stewardship and its usefulness as an approach for involving citizens, landowners and users, NGOs, site managers and local groups in nature conservation in Europe. Land stewardship is a key tool to achieve Europe's nature conservation objectives, particularly because ownership of many Natura 2000 sites typically involves and requires inputs from a range of people and organisations - depending on circumstances, proper management and implementation of Natura 2000 will include joint working with, for example, farmers, forest owners, community groups, public authorities at regional and local levels and national agencies. Many of these actors may not necessarily have nature conservation as their primary concern and Natura 2000 site managers need to find workable solutions for the collaborations necessary to achieve their goals.

The main goals of this project:

  • Publicise the theoretical basis of land stewardship as a strategy for nature conservation and landscape and provide the tools and recommendations to implement it effectively;
  • Facilitate knowledge and experience exchange among stakeholders involved in land stewardship in each of the participating regions, as well as at the European level;
  • Advise land trusts, general public and private landowners and governments in the development and implementation of land stewardship initiatives;
  • Train public and private organizations regarding the conservation of biodiversity by applying land stewardship;
  • Communicate land stewardship to a wider audience by creating shared values;
  • Involve the general public in land stewardship and the conservation of nature in a beautiful landscape.

The main actions are:

  1. Project management and monitoring of the project progress
  2. Preparatory study of the development and implementation of land stewardship in the different participating regions
  3. Communication and awareness raising:
  4. Training activities:
  5. Monitoring of project impact on the target audience and on the environmental problem targeted
  6. Communication and dissemination of the project and its results
    • Ongoing updates of the website
    • Communication and dissemination plan
    • Disclosure materials and merchandising
    • Presence on events, seminars and (social) media
    • Writing of Layman's report

Best LIFE Information project

best life

The LANDLIFE project (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) will be awarded one of the 5 best LIFE Information projects 2015.

  • Landlife Congress
    • Land Trust Alliance Rally 2016

      National Land Conservation Conference (29th year of Rally). Minneapolis.
      Organized by the Land Trust Alliance. From 28th to 30th of October.

    • Natura 2000 Day

      Natura 2000 Day

      In May, people across Europe will get to celebrate the European Union's Natura 2000 network. A variety of exciting events are being organised at Natura 2000 sites on and around Saturday, 21 May 2016 for members of the public and visitors to these protected havens.

    • Workshop on sustainable forestry in the UK

      The 1st workshop in a series of 4 will take place in Milverton, Somerset, UK from 17-20 March 2016.



LandLife (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) has been made possible by the European Commission’s LIFE programme. For more information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/