Implementation of European Landscape Convention in Sweden
Signature 2001, ratification 2010
The ELC entered into force in Sweden on 1 May 2011 and the Swedish National Heritage Board was tasked with its implementation. The Board's proposals for implementation focus on creating understanding for the underlying motives, pointing out the potential of the ELC, and illustrating the shortcomings that exist in current landscape management. The Swedish National Heritage Board has proposed measures that can be developed step by step, in broad collaboration with other relevant parties.
More specifically, Sweden has committed to:
In addition to the Lifescape project, several other ELC related initiatives are under way in Sweden. Since fall 2010, the Transport Administration has been working on a project on landscape in long-term planning aimed at developing a methodology in which the landscape is used as one of the starting points for long term infrastructure planning.
In May 2011, the National Heritage Board, in conjunction with Royal Forestry and Agriculture (KSLA) and the Royal Academy of Letters (KVHAA) held a seminar on the Landscape Convention and its implementation. Results of the workshop will be published in KSLA's publication series.
Also in May 2011, the National Heritage Board in conjunction with the Royal forestry and agriculture (KSLA) and the Royal Academy of Letters (KVHAA) a seminar on Landscape Convention and its implementation in Sweden. The results of the workshop will be published in KSLA's publication series.
Further related activities can be found here.
Swedish National Heritage Board
Department for Sustainable Management
Box 5405, S-114 84 Stockholm
Ms Anita Bergenstrahle-Lind
Tel +46 8 5191 84 24
South Baltic Landscape Forum has been created in the framework of the LIFEscape project. LIFEscape was co-financed by the South Baltic Programme of the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). It has been implemented between May 2011 and April 2014 under the leadership of Elbląg High-Plain Landscape Park, Poland.