European Landscape Convention, also known as "The Florence Convention",
was adopted by the Council of Europe in 2000. It is now in force in the vast
majority of European States. Its principles have brought about a substantial
innovation to the approach to landscape issues continent-wide. In order to
implement these principles, a multilevel / multidisciplinary European
co-operation is required.
Acting as international networks directly established in Florence, RECEP-ENELC,
CIVILSCAPE and UNISCAPE contribute to such co-operation, involving local and
regional authorities, non-governmental organisations and universities. The
activities of RECEP-ENELC, CIVILSCAPE and UNISCAPE are carried
out in parallel to the intergovernmental
work accomplished at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.