Conference I: 1-2 July 2014 (Ghent, BEL)



The first CHeriScape conference will set the scene for the series by getting to the heart of the issue:   how can the idea of landscape as heritage begin to ‘make a difference’. Assisted by well-informed and influential speakers from both landscape and heritage fields, participants at this two day conference will be able to use the forum offered by the conference to consider how landscape can  be reflected in heritage policy at European and national levels and conversely, how can policy be made to reflect landscape and heritage in mainstream areas of social, economic and environmental policy.

We will investigate the practical and symbiotic links between the two Council of Europe conventions that cover this area – the European Landscape Convention (2000, Florence) and the Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (2005, Faro) – and the cooperative possibilities they offer for facing societal and environmental challenges both locally and through landscape’s global framework. The conference will explore different national and disciplinary traditions, identities and through dialogue between researchers, policy makers, local people and other stakeholders illuminate better ways for the European common cultural heritage to help address current and future the major challenges at all policy levels.

The conference covers three themes.

  • Session 1: Landscape and Heritage – concepts and ideas
  • Session 2: ELC and Faro interconnections and synergies
  • Session 3: Landscape as heritage in mainstream policy

Call for Posters:

There is an open call for posters for a discussion session on the first day of the conference. Individuals or groups of people interested in submitting a poster are invited to send an abstract by 23rd of May 2014. Abstracts should of no more than 350 words (in English) using the attached proforma and should be send to The poster can describe an innovative or recent project or idea within the fields of landscape, heritage, policy and conservation. The discussion session dedicated to the posters will be chaired by a CHeriScape team member in relation to the conference themes and posters should therefore fit in with one of the three themes. For more information click here.

Important Dates: 

  • End of March: Final Programme and Opening of Conference Registration
  • 23rd of May: Deadline for Offers of Posters (see separate notes)
  • 13th of June: Registration Deadline
  • 30th of June: Signing-In and Welcome Event
  • 1st – 2nd of July: Conference (see Programme)


Announcement Ghent Conference 1-2 July 2014

Submission Form for Posters

Information on registration