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Our Common European Cultural Landscape Heritage -  ECL

Supported by the European Commission
Supported by the European Commission

    "You have all that we have lost"
Cultural treasures of marginal Europe

Cultural landscapes gives us a sense of place and reveal our relationship with the land over time. They are special places that contain aspects of our origin and development through their forms, features, and history of use.

The ECL project communicates the universal importance of European cultural landscapes enabling the broad European public to read our landscapes in terms of cultural heritage.The project will raise awareness about the protection of cultural landscapes heritage and sustainable agricultural practices among the public and the political opinion.
The project promotes transnational dissemination and documentation of our common European Cultural Landscape heritage through a cooperation between scientists, cultural operators and promoters as a network.

The ECL-project will produce:

  •  a TV-documentary on DVD "Fields of Demeter".
  •  an interactive web-site for young people.
  •  dissemination of know-how.

Project leader
of Bergen, Department of Biology
Contact: Knut.Krzywinski@bio.uib.no
Web: www.bio.uib.no

ECL co-organiser in Austria

University of Vienna
Faculty of Life Sciences

Dep. of Cons. Biology, Vegetation- & Landscape Ecology
Web: http://www.univie.ac.at/cv

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences
Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Web: http://ifl.boku.ac.at/

ECL co-organiser in Ireland
Palaeoenviromental Research Unit, Department of Botany, NUI, Galway
National University of Ireland
Web: http://www.nuigalway.ie/botany

ECL co-organiser in Italy
University of Genoa -
Dipartimento di Storia Moderna e Contemporanea (DISMEC).
Laboratorio di Archeologia e Storia Ambientale.Università di Genova.
Web: http://www.dismec.unige.it/
Web: http://www.dismec.unige.it/sc_storiche/sito_geografia/index.htm

ECL co-organiser in Portugal
Instituto da Conservacão da Natureza – ICN
Web: http://portal.icnb.pt/ICNPortal/vPT/

ECL co-organiser in Spain.

IBADER - Instituto de Biodiversidade Agraria e Desenvolvemento Rural (Institute for Agrarian Biodiversity and Rural Development)
: http://www.usc.es/gl/institutos/instituto.action?id=11874

ECL co-organiser in Sweden
The Swedish Biodiversity Center
Web: http://www.cbm.slu.se/index.htm