Workshop reports available now!

Workshop graphicAll workshop reports are available online! Check the outcomes and key messages that came out of each Land Stewardship workshop, organised in April and May this year. Those key messages will directly feed into the first European Land Stewardship Congress in 2014.

Earlier this year, in April and May, three Land Stewardship workshops took place. One in Milan, Italy, one in Montpellier, France and the final one nearby Barcelona, Spain. The first two mostly focused on national issues, whereas the latter one had a broader international context. In total, more than 190 people participated in the workshops, representing nine countries and more than 65 organisations.

The main objective of the workshops was to share information and build practical know-how to apply land stewardship agreements and improve their management, more specifically:

  • To communicate land stewardship as an effective tool for nature and biodiversity conservation;
  • To exchange experiences and best practices;
  • To increase knowledge on land stewardship and existing legal and policy frameworks;
  • To facilitate contacts and synergies between entities to define opportunities and cooperation in the framework of the Landlife project and on land stewardship initiatives;
  • To explore how Natura 2000 policy is an instrument that encourages land stewardship approaches to be applied.

The extent to which the objectives above were addressed in each workshop, differed. Each workshop had its own specific perspective that was relevant to the audience targeted and the country it took place.

Looking back now, we can conclude the workshops were a great success and contributed greatly to widen the recognition of land stewardship as a complementary tool of nature protection and land conservation among a range of political representatives, public officers and experts. Also, through the active exchange of experiences and showcasing of best practices, the national and international networks of land stewards and land stewardship organisations have been strengthened.

Together with the participants, key actions, recommendations and required future steps for the dissemination and further development of Land Stewardship in Italy, France and Spain and Europe (at different levels), were defined. The outcomes can be read in the workshop reports:

You can also find the reports under information resources.

Soon, the overall workshop report, combining the most important issues and outcomes of each workshop, will be published online. Particularly this document will contain the key messages that feed directly into the first European Land Stewardship Congress, which will take place from 5 to 7 November 2014 in Barcelona. Stay tuned here!

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/