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Aim of the competition

IFLA Europe Students and Young Professionals Competition gives you a chance to share your projects, ideas and sites with landscape architecture practitioners throughout Europe. The competition aims to help up and coming designers to get exposure for their projects and work. Any European landscape architect (a student or a professional under the age of 35) can submit their project- “page” to the catalogue which will be available both online and in printed format. The “page” is your competition entry. For the details on the competition please refer to the Rules and Regulations https://www.iflaeurope.eu/index.php/youth/general/rules-and-regulations.

2020 IFLA Europe Students and Young Professionals Competition “Footprints in Landscape’

We are facing the effects that climate change and catastrophic warming of the Earth have on our environment. How can landscape architects respond? What solutions do we have? And must we improve the knowledge of landscape architects?

Macro Footprints in Landscape

It is important to look at the large scale projects. Macro Footprint in Landscape that we are dealing with: large interventions in landscape and nature, such as development and expansion of cities and increasing the number of urban dwellers, diversified energy generation, new energy sources, changed climates and blue-green infrastructure solutions. How are we dealing with these big projects and what solutions do we have as landscape architects to solve these projects? Which professional groups do we need to work with in order to achieve better results? What needs to be changed in order to better handle the big projects of the future?

Micro Footprints in Landscape

We are also dealing with projects on a smaller scale and making changes to the infrastructure of the urban areas. How do we get more people to walk, ride bikes or use eco-friendly transportation to reduce car traffic and pollution? How do we improve public health and make people feel better? What design and implementation solutions do we have? How
can we achieve better results and convince our clients to invest in a quality and beautiful environment that is open to the sky? The latest project in the urban community in Iceland is the focus on the city line and its surroundings. How do we reduce car traffic and increase walking and cycling? What solutions do we have in the small footprint and the small steps to take towards more sustainable communities?



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ELASA

ELASA is European Landscape Architecture Student Association which promotes cooperation, exchange and mobility of the students within the association and also gives support for developing landscaping ideas and concepts across Europe. The association itself has around 1000 members and operates in a close connection with the IFLA, IFLA Europe and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS).

Each year an annual meeting (summer) and a smaller mini-meeting (spring) are organised. Every meeting is organised in a different country by landscape architecture students of a university from that country.

ELASA shapes landscape architecture students from all over Europe. Each country is represented by a country representative. ELASA meetings are really important for the association because this is one of the main ways of keeping communication, sharing information and planning the next meetings. For this reason, a big welcome and thank you
for being part of this team.

IFLA Europe provides funds each year for ELASA representatives to join IFLA Europe Delegates and Executive Council at the General Assembly and present the Association and their activities.

Next ELASA mini meeting is taking place in Croatia with the slogan “Go with the Flow”.



Culture, cultural heritage & landscapes

Croatia – such a small country, but incredibly full of life. In terms of culture, today we say that Croatian territory was influenced by three different cultural impacts – the Mediterranean, Central European and Balcanic. As a result of that, during 14 centuries of existence, it changed numerous governors, from Roman empire, Austro – Hungarian
Monarchy to Yugoslavian Federation, until it became a sovereign Republic. This variety resulted in a melting pot of different cultures and it’s likely to reflect on its landscape.

ELASA’s aim is to take all on a journey – a journey where we will be going back in time and explore the dry stone heritage with hilltop burgs our ancestors left to us till we don’t return in present and walk on crowded streets between ex – industrial sites of the European Capital of Culture 2020.

Go With The Flow

This slogan invites to meet Croatian cultural landscapes, follow an imaginary pathway which connects them and take the possibility for their exploring. In the same time, it presents a bunch of young enthusiastic people who want to boost their knowledge. The term Flow also presents any water feature – river, lake, underground stream, sea – which enabled city development nearby.

All locations we plan to visit are situated nearby a water feature. First of them is the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. Situated along river Sava, it has a specific longitudinal shape which was conditioned because of its position between a mountain on north and a river on south. It gets a special charm during spring when magnolia trees are in bloom and many people, especially students, use green spaces as picnic areas. Recently Croatia took over the presidency of the Council of EU.

After the city comes the countryside – In an old – mill site in Istria, a river formed hollows in karst and fulfilled them. The site represents a specific scenery thanks to the white karst which gives turquoise color to the water in hollows. Next to the mills partially inside a cave is situated an artificial lake, used for recreation and leisure during summer period. Before leaving the central Istria, possibly we’ll have a traditional lunch in a romantic hilltop town in very heart of Istria. Situated on western Istrian coast, Rovinj is well – known as a tourism oriented town. From the traditional urban pattern eventually pops out a contemporary designed hotel with its surroundings where sustainable development with usage of native plants are cornerstones of every landscape design.

The last destination is European Capital of Culture 2020, city of Rijeka. Famous for its industrial heritage, it offers possibilities for rethinking and new usage of such sites. Getting the title of Capital of culture, many lectures and workshops has been held to gain the main goal – give a new identity to the city. Same aim has the final landscape design workshop
which is going to be placed right in Rijeka.

For more information please visit ELASA Croatia meeting



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IFLA Europe Award

It is the aim of IFLA Europe to recognise the work of exceptional people who believe that our way of perceiving and understanding the world – derived from our profession –

could contribute to its development.


2019 - European Federation of Green Roof Associations

The award was received by Dusty Gedge, President of European Federation of Green Roof Associations


2017 - Europa Nostra

The Award was received on behalf of Europa Nostra by John Sell, Executive Vice President, at the IFLA Europe General Assembly, which took place in Bucharest, Romania, 1-4 June 2017.

2016 - European Commission, Directorate General for Environment

The Award was presented to Mr Stefan Leiner, Head of DG Environment Unit for Biodiversity on behalf of Commissioner Carmenu Vella who

2015 - UNESCO

http://whc.unesco.org/en/events/1262/

UNESCO has been granted the award for the leading role it has played since the adoption of the 1972 World Heritage Convention and since the inclusion of Cultural Landscapes on the World Heritage List in 1992. The award was received on behalf of the director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler, by Mr Bernd von Droste, former director of the World Heritage Centre.

IFLA Europe is one of five regional federations that comprise the International Federation of Landscape Architects and promotes the profession of landscape architecture across all countries of the European Union and the broader European region, recognising excellence in educational courses and promoting best practice operations in all member countries. UNESCO has a longstanding relationship with IFLA.


2014 Council of Europe

IFLA Europe granted the Silver Jubilee ‘Landscape and Democracy Award’ to the Council of Europe at their General Assembly held in Oslo, Norway, on 19 October 2014.

The ‘Landscape and Democracy Award’ for Mr Thorbjørn Jagland,Secretary General of the Council of Europe, was presented by Mr Michael Oldham, first President of IFLA Europe, in the presence of Mrs Liv Kristine Mortensen, President of the Council of Europe Conference of the European Landscape Convention, Mrs Ana Luengo, President of
IFLA Europe, Mrs Marina Cervera, Secretary General of IFLA Europe and the representatives of the National Associations of IFLA Europe.

The Award was given to Mrs Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, Executive Secretary of the European Landscape Convention, who represented the Secretary General on this occasion.





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Rules and Regulations



Eligible competition participants

An eligible competition participant must not be older than 35 years of age (the year of birth is the deciding factor).

The participant must be a student/alumnus of a landscape architecture course or a practitioner in the field of landscape architecture.

The participant must represent one of the countries in the region identified as the Council of Europe or a country where an IFLA EUROPE National Association is present.

List of IFLA Europe member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

List of eligible CoE member states not IFLA Europe member: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino.

The participant must be a citizen of one of these countries or, in other case, study - be enrolled in a landscape architecture program, be an alumnus of a university or work for at least a year prior to the competition opening date in one of the countries listed above.

Competition Rules and Guidelines

Competition entries in all categories (“pages”) are to be submitted solely via the website https://www.iflaeurope.eu/index.php/youth/index.

In order to apply, please register on the website https://www.iflaeurope.eu/index.php/youth/register after which you will receive a notification that your registration was successful. Once you received the message, please login on the competition website and via ‘Submission page’ upload your application and “page(s)”.

“Pages” in all categories can include photographs, drawings, plans, visualizations and text. The participant (individual person or group) must be the author of all of the above-mentioned elements on every “page” uploaded. Each author (participant) can apply for one or more categories but is limited to one contribution per category. If you wish to submit entries in several categories, please submit a separate “page” and application form for each entry.

For each entry/file please write it in the following format:

Your full name(s) and the category you are submitting on your poster - For example: John Smith_Category A Conceptual projects

Please name the file as: year_firstname_lastname_category.pdf - For example: 2020_john_smith_category_A.pdf

Technical specification of the entries

For the technical specifications for a competition entry please follow the layout as explained here:

A chosen photo, drawing or visualization must be uploaded as a .jpg image (Min. 1 image, Max.10). This image will “promote” your submission. Horizontal orientation is preferred. All uploaded entries will be reviewed before they become published on the IFLA EUROPE Student and Young Professionals competition website. The language of the competition is English.

If you apply as a group, the first person mentioned on the form would be, in the case of a nomination, invited for the prize ceremony. There is no limit regarding the numbers of persons participating for one entry.

Please read carefully these rules. An incomplete submission will not be considered. Please check you spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email from the competition website.

For any issue that may arise, please contact IFLA Europe Secretariat on secretariat@iflaeurope.eu.

Please provide short Executive Summary, maximum 250 words in pdf. A written executive summary of the project, including project context, issues to be addressed, main features, and innovations. This is for potential use in the jury report or any subsequent publications. This must be saved as a PDF and include the application title for example John Smith_Category A Conceptual projects_Executive summary”

Your application is eligible only if it appears on the Competition entries on the IFLA Europe Student and Young Professionals Competition website. Please note that it may take few days for this process to be done and we are grateful for your understanding. If not be published, please check your application form and your page to ensure that they fulfill all the conditions of submission.

Each candidate (or group of persons) has to download the IFLA Europe Students and Young Professionals Competition file, fill it in and upload it again. You will find the application form IFLA Europe Student and Young Professionals competition form

The organisers of the competition reserve a right to choose entries for the post-competition publication.

Categories

The entries will be in the following categories for Young Professionals (i.e. those who are graduated but also students of post graduate diploma or master’s programmes as per above i.e. a student/alumnus of a landscape architecture course or a practitioner in the field of landscape architecture.)

Category A: Conceptual projects/Ideas

Category B: Realised projects

Category C: People’s choice

Dates and Deadlines

The competition is open to entries from 20 March 2020. The deadline for submitting contributions is 20 June 2020 at 17.00 hrs Brussels time. The results will be announced on 1 September 2020.

Important dates:

20 March: Launch of the competition

20 April: Deadline for FAQ

20 May: Answers to FAQ

20 June: Deadline for sending entries

20 July: Deadline for People’s Choice Awards (vote on Facebook)

20 August: Announcement of winners

Prizes

Three winners will be chosen for each category. The prize for the winners of categories A and B will be invitation to the IFLA Europe General Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, 18 October 2020 to present their works.

Economy class plane ticket and accommodation for one night will be provided for the winner or one person representing the group.

The People’s Choice Award will be determined by voting on the IFLA Europe Facebook page (regardless of category – a “page” with most “likes” at midnight CET 20 July
2020). All winners will receive a Certificate.

Special IFLA Europe Student and Young Professional Competition publication will be prepared and will feature the competition entries and they will also be featured in IFLA
Europe Yearbook. All entries will get significant publicity and European visibility though IFLA Europe website and social media platforms.



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IFLA Europe Exhibition Project ‘Landscape as a common background’ 2018

“I am pleased to be able to write the foreword of this publication to the first IFLA Europe exhibition which is to celebrate the breadth of landscape architectural projects throughout Europe. We requested that each National Association of IFLA Europe provide three exemplar projects which demonstrate the most laudable projects within their jurisdiction. We are quite sure that not only are there more than three such fine examples in each jurisdiction but that it was also very difficult to choose from the many possible projects.

This is our first year doing this exhibition or exposition and we thought it would have been fine to receive entries from all our members (34) we received 24 numbers of entries and these are displayed in this publication. It is our hope that in future we will receive entries from all our members. For now, enjoy this first publication as I know I will and will cherish them in coming years.

I would like to especially thank the creators and those who realised these projects including all who worked on them both creatively and physically, the designers and those working in the construction, the contractors and their staff without whom we could not produce such works…

The vision of this exhibition is due to Urszula Forczek-Brataniec, our Secretary General who championed this idea and the efforts of the organising committee and the staff and students of Cracow University of Technology and The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow without whose work this would not have been possible

Tony Williams, past IFLA Europe President (2015-2019)

...“Landscape as such is of many definitions. Yet, in all of them it is an element of a greater whole. It is its continuity that forms the operational basis of the widely understood landscape. This continuity facilitates transmission, continuation and exchange which then, in turn, become the basis of its existence and the ability to regain its strength. One of the tasks for contemporary landscape architecture is eliminating barriers that have accumulated alongside the development of civilization. The IFLA Europe exhibition has managed to put together all types of interventions that overcame the barriers. It demonstrates reconstruction of water structures, restoration of green connections, and streamlining pedestrian and cycling routes. These interventions take on an attractive architectural and landscape form whose beauty stems from its functional and ecological wisdom.The exhibition presents 61 projects from 24 countries in the form of a catalogue, a multimedia presentation and 24 exhibition panels. It is reduced to a compact form which we place in the hands of national associations whilst expressing hope for repeated celebration of the exhibition opening in particular countries. We believe it might be a pretext for encounters, discussions and talks on the issue of contemporary landscape architecture as it aims at broad promotion of this profession as well as the mission of shaping the space while bearing in mind its complexity.”...

Urszula Forczek-Brataniec, IFLA Europe Secretary General (2016-2020)


“Many National Associations of IFLA Europe organise annual contests for landscape architecture projects in their respective country. IFLA Europe wants to take this rich harvest to the European level; to fill the entire map of Europe with excellent projects.

The purpose of the exhibition is to provide a comprehensive overview of landscape architecture across Europe for both a professional audience and the public. We expect this will benefit the (understanding of the) work of landscape architects at both an international and at a local level.

In June 2017 we established a working group within IFLA Europe and discussed the first outlines of the exhibition. In Autumn 2017 we prepared of a brief of the exhibition format, technical requirements and guidelines for graphic materials. The first call to National Associations went out in November 2017. We invited all IFLA Europe member associations to participate in the exhibition. Each country was requested to select three representative projects (of the past five years) and indicate one of them for publication in the poster exhibition.

We are very pleased to present the result of one year of work. In total 34 countries send in their projects. One project from each country is presented in the printed poster exhibition. All these projects are included in the catalogue and online slideshow. We hope this exhibition will become a source of information and inspiration.

Gertjan Jobse, IFLA Europe Delegate NVTL, The Netherlands, on behalf the IFLA Europe exhibition 2018 Working Group



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Job Adverts

Job adverts posted on IFLA Europe website and on social media platforms:


National Association Member Non-member
2 weeks 120€
150€
3 weeks 160€
200€
1 month 200€ 250€



Current Job Adverts:

ENSP’s EMiLA Fellowship 2020-2021 - European Master in Landscape Architecture’s Fellowship from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage France

The EMiLA fellowship at ENSP Versailles and Marseilles is awarded annually to an emerging designer or confirmed landscape architect, whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm in the frame of anticipatory transformations at territorial and urban scale. The position is a one-year position at half time. The teaching language is English.

The EMiLA fellowship is intended to reinforce the partnership of our EMiLA partners but also open our collaboration to other EU or International candidates. The aim is to increase recognition and foster emerging design educators whose work embodies the potentials for landscape as a medium of design. The other objective is to start merging research topics in the field of landscape that could foster our institutions to work on together.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following application materials in the form of a single PDF (not larger than 25 MB):

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Two-page proposal describing the design/research project to be undertaken
  • Digital portfolio of design work articulating landscape as a medium of design for the public realm on large scale territorial transformations and/or urban innovative processes.
  • contact information for 3 references

Please name the PDF EMiLA_Fellowship2020_Lastname_Firstname.pdf;

Submit the PDF by email attachment to: international@ecole-paysage.fr

Deadline to Apply: 31st of March 2020

Information on:

Other questions related to the school, Géraldine Lecanuet: international@ecole-paysage.fr / International office’s phone number: +33 139246266



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The regulation is an essential step to strengthen individuals’ fundamental rights in the digital age and facilitate business by clarifying rules for companies and public bodies in the digital single market.

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Personal data collected and processed by us may be shared with other members/National Associations where necessary as well as IFLA Europe employees, Executive Council, IT service providers, auditors, authorities (tax, social administration etc).

We do not sell or share your personal information to other organisations. You remain in control of how we communicate with you (surface mail, email, phone). IFLA Europe may, as part of its professional activities, share your personal data.

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Council of Europe

In the framework of the Work Programme of the Council of Europe for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention, IFLA Europe was asked by the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) to prepare a report on ‘Professional recognition of Landscape architects’. Report was prepared by Michael Oldham as Expert to the Council of Europe with the contribution and work of IFLA Europe Council of Europe Working Group consisting of:

  • Ana Luengo, HM, Past IFLA Europe President, AEP, Spain
  • Michael Oldham, HM, Past IFLA Europe President, LI, UK
  • Carlo Bruschi, HM, AIAPP, Italy
  • Niek Hazendonk, NVTL, Netherlands
  • Herman van den Bossche, ABAJP/BVTL Belgium
  • Leor Lovinger, ISALA, Israel
  • Indra Purs, LAAA, Latvia

This Report was pesented at the Conference of the European Landscape Convention in May 2019.

The Conference ‘took note of the Report on ‘Professional recognition of Landscape architects’ prepared in the framework of the Work Programme of the Council of Europe for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention by Michael Oldham as Expert to the Council of Europe…which highlights the importance of the contribution of the profession of landscape architects to the well-being and aspirations of society, and considers the need for recognition by the parties to the European Landscape Convention.

Amended the draft recommendations presented and adopted the Statement of the Conference of the member states of the Council of Europe to the European Landscape Convention on the profession recognition of landscape architects.

Statement of the Conference of the member states of the Council of Europe to the European Landscape Convention

Wishing to promote the professional recognition of landscape disciplines including landscape architects:

Encourages the State Parties to the European Landscape Convention:

a) to formally recognise the profession of landscape architects at national and international level

b) to support a multidisciplinary approach to landscape through cooperation of all relevant professions in all phases of the planning process

c) to increase the diversity of disciplines in the training in landscape professionals, particularly regarding science, management and planning

At the meeting of the Conference, where all 39 States Parties to the Conference were represented, the Statement was passed unilaterally, there were no dissensions, which is significant in demonstrating the strength of support.

Final report, dated 23 July 2019, including the adopted Statement of the Conference of the member States of the Council of Europe to the European Landscape Convention on the professional recognition of landscape architects which was adopted at the 10th Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention, in Strasbourg on 7 May 2019, was adopted by the Council of Europe Council of Ministers on 16 October 2019.

The Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) who commissioned the report received the Report without comment at its meeting on the 12-14th June. The Council of Ministers… on 16 October 2019, at the 1357th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, the Committee of Ministers took note of the abridged report of the CDCPP, as it appears in document CM(2019)144, as a whole.

Globally, this is excellent news and will help Landscape Architects in many countries. However, there are 39 members States to the Council of Europe who have ratified the Convention, only 10 have regulated status for Landscape Architects as far as the EU (separate body) is concerned.

Though further work is now required, particularly that of questioning the legality of suppressing the title ‘Landscape Architect’, which is still the case in some countries, and will be followed by the IFLA Europe’s Council of Europe Working Group, we wish to inform National Associations of this important step taken at the European Landscape Conference,
which can be a tool for the National Associations to use in their country towards the accreditation of the profession.



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IFLA Europe General Assembly

IFLA Europe General Assembly is the governing body of IFLA Europe and is regulated by IFLA Europe Statutes and Regulations Chapter VIII (Statutes and Regulations both to be a link to the pdf document already uploaded in Regulatory documents). It consists of voting representatives - Delegate from each Effective member – National Association, the Executive Council and the representatives or individuals of other membership categories. General Assembly is chaired by the President of the Executive Council or by a nominated voting member appointed by the General Assembly at the beginning of the meeting. The President of each Effective member (National Association) has the right to attend, participate and vote at the General Assembly. Interim, Affiliate, Individual, Corporate and Honorary members will have the right to attend the General Assembly but will not have the right to vote.

IFLA Europe has full powers to act to realise the aims and objectives of IFLA Europe. The following powers are exclusively reserved to the General Assembly:

  • agreement and approval of budgets, accounts and all financial matters relating to the appropriate governance and operations of IFLA Europe
  • admission and exclusion of members of IFLA Europe to/from any of the membership categories
  • modification to the membership status of members of IFLA Europe among the membership categories
  • any other matters concerning the members of IFLA Europe brought to the attention of the General Assembly
  • admission and exclusion of Delegates to/from the eligible voting members
  • election and dismissal of members of the Executive Council
  • acceptance of additional items to be included on the agenda of General Assembly
  • determination of its financial and operational requirements
  • determination of the value of contributions and methods of payment by each IFLA Europe member to the funds of the organisation
  • establishment of a financial reserve fund appropriate to the financial, operational and budgetary demands of IFLA Europe
  • removals of IFLA Europe headquarters from within the administrative Region of Brussels Capital, Belgium
  • modifications to the IFLA Europe Statutes and Regulations
  • dissolution of IFLA Europe and the transfer of any associated property.

The General Assembly will make decisions based upon the single voting procedures of a simple majority of votes of the eligible voting members present and represented, unless it is agreed to be by a qualified majority according to Articles 18.2, 55.4 and 57.1. In case of proposals to modify the Statutes or the Regulations, or to dissolve IFLA Europe, a qualified majority of two thirds of the votes of the eligible voting members present and represented shall be required. Voting shall be conducted by a show of hands, except in the case of the admission or exclusion of an eligible voting member or a member of the Executive Council, which shall be carried out by secret ballot. The votes of the secret ballot will be counted by a minimum of two eligible voting members present at the meeting.

If deemed appropriate by the Executive Council, voting concerning elections/exclusions to/from the Executive Council, Board of Auditors, Board of Trustees, School Recognition Panel, Committees and Working Groups, or any other decisions which may be taken by referendum, can be carried out by means of any suitable online technology previously selected by the Executive Council and approved by the GA.

A President of any IFLA Europe member association can be represented in the General Assembly by a member of the Executive Council or by another representative, personally designated, of the National Association in question. A Delegate of any IFLA Europe member Association can be represented in the General Assembly by another member of the association in question or by any other voting member attending the General Assembly. In these cases, written instruments of proxy, signed by the President or an authorised representative of the member associations in question, are to be received either before or at the start of the meeting.



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Cooperation and Partnership

IFLA Europe is participating member of Council of Europe.

IFLA Europe is affiliate member of Civilscape and ENQA and has Memorandum of Understanding signed with ECLAS, Landscape Architecture Europe Federation

IFLA Europe is a member of Europa Nostra and the European Heritage Alliance 3.3, informal European sectoral platform composed of 49 European or international networks and
organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage. The Alliance was launched in June 2011 on occasion of the European Heritage Congress 2011 organised by Europa Nostra in Amsterdam.On this occasion, Europe’s major heritage networks agreed to work more closely together to promote the untapped potential of Europe’s heritage, cultural and natural, immovable and movable. The Alliance founding members bring together Europe’s civil society organisations,historic cities and villages, museums, heritage professionals and volunteers, (private) owners of collections of artefacts, historic buildings and cultural landscapes, educators, town planners, etc. The “European Heritage Alliance 3.3” thus represents a very large constituency composed of tens of millions of Europe’s citizens. Europa Nostra is acting as facilitator of the Alliance.The name of this Alliance refers to the article 3.3. of the consolidated version of the Lisbon Treaty of the European Union which stipulates that “[The Union] shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe’s cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced.” The coordination of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 is part of Europa Nostra’s network project Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values funded by Creative Europe



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Med_Net Project

Med_Net

Introduction

In 2017 a network was formed - IFLA Europe Med_Net working group - that brings together countries bordering the Mediterranean or that share its climatic and environmental characteristics. The aim of the working group is to optimize the work of landscape architects on similar issues by concentrating their efforts, increasing awareness and ensuring a more efficient communication, while saving energy and resources.

The constituent group is made up of delegates from Portugal, Spain, France, Greece (plus Cyprus) and Israel with Italy as coordinator. At the beginning of 2019 the delegates of Slovenia, Croatia and Turkey have joined in, completing the number of Mediterranean countries of IFLA Europe. Next step is to include the delegates of the Mediterranean countries of IFLA Middle East and IFLA Africa.

The first meeting of the working group was held in Lecce, Italy, in June 2018. On this occasion the mission and objectives of the group’s work have been defined, a schedule and agenda were set and opportunities for the first concrete activities have been drafted.

Objectives

The main reason why we have come together is that we all share a strong concern about the challenges regarding:

  • Climate/Environment
  • Social/Cultural issues
  • Political/Economical issues
  • Landscape education

What is our mission?

  • To share the cultural and environmental values of challenges common to all
  • To identify the principal topics and opportunities of the specific conditions common to all
  • To declare the Mediterraneity of these issues
  • To develop a network based on sharing experiences and exchanging knowledges
  • To share initiatives, information and documentation on educational matters

The group meets twice a year: the Spring Meeting is held in rotation in the member countries. A topic related conference reporting the member countries projects will be scheduled in parallel. The second annual meeting will coincide with the IFLA Europe General Assembly. In this Autumn Meeting the working group intends to choose the arguments that express the moments concerns and to seize opportunities to go public efficiently and draw specific partners in. This “topic of the year” will be the core issue for the group’s work on which the member countries will focus their efforts (research, events, communication…) as and how they consider best for their specific interest. During the remaining time work will be carried out according to the specific opportunities and needs of the member countries. The results of all the works and researches will be shared and made available to the members of the Med_net.

Med_Net at IFLA Europe Gen Assembly Antalya 2019
Med_Net at IFLA Europe General Assembly Antalya 2019

Members of Med_Net project:

  • Uta Zorzi, AIAPP, Italy, Med_Net Co-ordinator
  • Darija Perkovic, Croatia
  • Katerina Gkoltsiou, Greece
  • Ariane Delilez, France
  • Nikola Watté, France
  • Leor Lovinger, Israel
  • Simone Scuderi, Italy
  • Marlene Chahine, Lebanon
  • Margarida Cancela D’Abreu, Portugal
  • Manuel Sanchez, Spain
  • Urban Svegl, Slovenia
  • Sukran Sahin, Turkey
  • Daniela Micanovic, IFLA Europe

Med_Net meetings:

2020 Med_Net, Marseille, FRANCE

2019 Med_Net, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL -

2018 Med_Net, Lecce, ITALY - Landscape architects in the Mediterranean countries - opportunities and challenges


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Green Infrastructure

IFLA Europe and its members realise fully the importance of green infrastructure and as Landscape architects we support and include ecological principles in the design and development of sites in urban and rural environment. In tackling the problems and perhaps opportunities of climate change and other pressures on our landscapes, we believe that IFLA Europe can work more closely with other disciplines to ensure a realisation of a viable rural green infrastructure.

The issues of climate change, biodiversity loss, water and energy management, health and community are challenging humanity and addressing these issues is an intrinsic part of the work of landscape architects. We believe that IFLA Europe, our institutions and members can bring skills that include design, construction and research and add to the body of knowledge required to ensure our efforts to ‘manage our planet’ are successful.

In 2017 our delegate Leor Lovinger from ISALA, Israel, has contributed significantly to scientific Report prepared by the EU Funded project EKLIPSE and the Expert Working Group on Nature-based Solutions to promote climate resilience in urban areas. The Report “An impact evaluation framework to support planning and evaluation of nature-based solutions projects” is focused on three objectives:

1) To develop an impact evaluation framework with a list of criteria for assessing the performance of NBS in dealing with challenges related to climate resilience in urban areas;

2) To prepare an application guide for measuring how NBS projects fare against the identified indicators in delivering multiple environmental, economic and societal benefits;

3) To make recommendations to improve the assessment of the effectiveness of NBS projects, including the identification of knowledge gaps according to the criteria presented in the impact evaluation framework.

Full report available http://www.eklipse-mechanism.eu/nbs_report



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PRA

The goal of Professional Recognition Assistance Working Group is to inform National Associations Delegates about the situation of Landscape Architecture Profession across Europe and to share best practices of the Landscape Architecture Profession regulation processes on the basis of the countries where it was successfully done.



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EULAND21 Project

EULAND21 Project aimed at trans-European recognition of the landscape architecture profession. In addition, it aims to develop tools for assessing existing study programs and courses according to the standards and requirements of the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA Europe) and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). In addition partners worked on the development of a bachelor landscape architecture for the University of Vilnius. Partners are Uuniversities from Estonia, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands (DSL) and Lithuania and the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA Europe).

This initiative was taken by the universities from Estonia, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Lithuania, together with IFLA EUROPE which was supported by European Union. On 27-28 of October 2016, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania) hosted the official kick off meeting of the project where the partners presented and discussed ambitious goals of this initiative. A two-year long project planned to recruit the best experts in landscape architecture education who elaborated tools for assessment of the existing landscape architecture study programmes and subjects according to the standards and the requirements of IFLA Europe - European Region of International Federation of Landscape Architects and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). They set up the framework for upgrading and developing the study programmes in landscape architecture in the participating European universities.“In the face of recent environmental, social and economic challenges, the profession of landscape architects is assigned new roles and missions of being prepared to respond to the rising expectations, and education is the first step”, - said Prof. Gintaras Stauskis, the EU-Land21 project coordinator. IFLA Europe has developed the standards to ensure that landscape architecture training is coherent across the European continent and that the graduates would have their professional qualification recognised EU-wide. Until now, only 83 programmes from 57 different European universities out of around 150 have received IFLA Europe accreditation.

EU-Land21 responded to the need of high level academic Landscape Architecture training in Europe and increase quality of education in partner’s countries by offering the sustainable tool for continuous upgrade and modernisation of LA study process. As a result, international landscape architecture training will encourage trans-national mobility and employability of the graduates. The project also strengthened the European network of Landscape Architecture experts, cooperation of whom will open opportunities for sharing and enhancement of their experience. The project results will be integrated into the existing education guidelines on European level and will influence the activities of IFLA Europe School Recognition Panel and Landscape Architecture education in the European continent in years to come. The EULAND21 Project “Trans-European Education for Landscape Architects” was funded under Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership programme. The project was finalised in 2019.

Members of the Team:

  • Prof Gintaras Stauskis, LALA, Lithuania
  • Marina Cervera, AEP, Spain
  • Fritz Auweck, BAK, Germany
  • Simon Bell, EMU Estonia
  • Albert Fekete, SZIU Hungary
  • Jozef Hernik, URK Poland
  • Jeroen de Vries, DSL, Netherlands


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UNISCAPE

UNISCAPE is the European Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention. It was created in Florence in January 2008 as a result of the joint initiative of 23 European Universities. Founding members of UNISCAPE are 42 universities from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Belgium, Slovakia and France.

Currently the Network is composed of 56 Universities members from 15 European Countries and 2 private Foundations promoting landscape studies and research.

The aim of UNISCAPE is to support and reinforce scientific interdisciplinary co-operation among European universities regarding landscape issues, especially in the areas of research and teaching. UNISCAPE promotes the principles and the objectives of the European Landscape Convention. Concerning research activities, UNISCAPE promotes study and experimentation activities relating to landscapes, their evolution and transformations.

UNISCAPE encourages and assists its members to provide each other technical and scientific assistance in landscape matters through exchange of experience and the results of research projects; to promote the exchange of landscape specialists, in particular for training and information purposes; to exchange information on all matters covered by the European Landscape Convention requirements.

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ENQA

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The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is an umbrella organisation which represents quality assurance organisations from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) member states. ENQA promotes European co-operation in the field of quality assurance in higher education and disseminates information and expertise among its members and towards stakeholders in order to develop and share good practice and to foster the European dimension of quality assurance.

The mission of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is to drive the development of quality assurance by representing agencies internationally, supporting them nationally, and providing them with comprehensive services and networking opportunities. ENQA promotes the enhancement of quality and the development of a quality culture in higher education.

ENQA works to contribute to a European Higher Education Area in which students have access to high quality education and can achieve qualifications that are respected world-wide.

ENQA is open to the diversity of higher education systems and quality assurance approaches and adheres to the following values:

  • Transparency: ENQA publishes its policies, procedures and criteria for decisions and reports.
  • Independence: ENQA activelypromotes the operational independence of quality assurance agencies and
  • Collaboration: ENQA works in a consultative manner with its members and affiliates, European partners and fellow associations.
  • Integrity: ENQA operates with integrity and in a fair, equitable, impartial, objective and professional manner.

IFLA Europe is affiliate member of ENQA since October 2012.




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The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools, ECLAS, is an association of university teachers and researchers in landscape architecture, whose main membership consists of university departments and faculties where landscape architecture teaching and research is the main focus of activity.

The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools exists to foster and develop scholarship in landscape architecture throughout Europe by strengthening contacts and enriching the dialogue between members of Europe’s landscape academic community and by representing the interests of this community within the wider European social and institutional context.

In pursuit of this goal the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools seeks to build upon the Continent’s rich landscape heritage and intellectual traditions to:

  • Further and facilitate the exchange of information, experience and ideas within the discipline of landscape architecture at the European level, stimulating discussion and encouraging co-operation between Europe’s landscape architecture schools through, amongst other means, the promotion of regular international meetings, in particular an annual conference
  • Foster and develop the highest standards of landscape architecture education in Europe by, amongst other things, providing advice and acting as a forum for sharing experience on course and curriculum development, and supporting collaborative developments in teaching
  • Promote interaction between academics and researchers within the discipline of landscape architecture, thereby furthering the development of a Europe-wide landscape academic community, through, amongst other things, the development of common research agendas and the establishment of collaborative research projects (for example EU projects)
  • Represent the interests of scholarship in landscape architecture within Europe’s higher education system, encourage interdisciplinary and international awareness and enhance public understanding of the discipline
  • Stimulate dialogue with European landscape architectural practice and with other international organisations furthering landscape scholarship

IFLA Europe and ECLAS have signed Memorandum on Cooperation and ECLAS representative is a member of IFLA Europe School Recognition Panel.

Le:Notre Institute

The aim of the LE:NOTRE Institute is to provide a focal point for landscape specialists of all disciplines, from theory and practice and from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. It offers places where they can come together to exchange ideas and deepen their understanding of the landscape and of each other’s approach to it.

The LE:NOTRE Institute (LNI) is associated to ECLAS. The LE:NOTRE Institute is overseen by the ECLAS Executive Committee and the General Assembly and run by the LE:NOTRE Institute Board.

At present, the LE:NOTRE Institute focuses on the following activities:

community, recently increasingly by means of ERASMUS projects

LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum

The LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum is an event during which academics and local stakeholders collaborate in order to address a local landscape challenges. At the heart of the LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum are four thematic working groups and three cross-cutting groups. Participants prepare the themes in advance and undertake fieldwork during the meeting using the landscape of the Forum venue city region as a case study.

Interdisciplinary dialogue and discussion between the participants are placed at the heart of the Forum, rather than the one-sided presentation of papers. Participation in the Forum by teachers, researchers and students, from a range of different ‘landscape-related’ disciplines as well as practitioners is also central to the interdisciplinary process of discourse and mutual learning which is at its heart.

International Student Competition

The international student competition invites students across countries and disciplines to envision alternative futures for the landscapes on which the subsequent landscape forum will focus.

The competition task usually requires an analytical and conceptual process at various scales, from landscape to site design.

2020 competition’ focuses on the cross-border landscape of Bratislava. To learn more about Competition and previous editions, please follow this link.



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LAE-Landscape Architecture Europe

The mission of the Landscape Architecture Europe - LAE Foundation is to enhance the dialogue in landscape architecture on a European level by publishing a triennial yearbook. LAE started in 2003 and produced so far five yearbooks, and more than 200 beautiful and relevant plans and projects. With these projects and with essays, interviews and portraits LAE explores how landscape architects in Europe work and design: What strategies, tools and methods do they use? What design innovations are taking place? How do they improve the disciplinary domain and effectiveness? These selected projects redefine the scope of a practice where society, politics, ecology and economy meet.

It began with a group of ambitious professionals in the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA, today IFLA Europe). Their desire was for landscape architecture to be recognised as an autonomous profession apart from other disciplines – with its own view of the world, its own methodology, its own concepts and expertise – that possesses a distinctively European culture. This aspiration was given shape by a group of kindred spirits, surrounding the Dutch landscape architect Michael van Gessel, who wished to broadcast this message to the world by publishing a book every three years. They took inspiration from the Yearbook for Landscape Architecture and Town Planning in the Netherlands which publishes outstanding projects selected by an independent committee of practitioners.

To realise the European book, the Landscape Architecture Europe Foundation (LAE) was created around a pan-European board of representatives: Meto Vroom (NL, president), Joseph de Gryse (BE), Robert Holden (GB), Annalisa Maniglio Calcagno (IT) and Bet Figueras Ponsa (ES).

The foundation’s first book, Fieldwork, was published in February 2006. Following an open call for entries, the projects featured in the book were selected by an independent jury of practicing landscape architects of different European nationalities. The book was then written by a team of European experts. This process has been repeated three times thus far, resulting in the publication of On Site (2009), In Touch (2012), On The Move (2015) and Care Create Act (2018).

All books are supported by IFLA EUROPE - European Region of International Federation of Landscape Architecture as an increasingly representative showcase for the European profession.

LAE’s books have been distributed by national and international publishers operating in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and the design disciplines.





LAE has just launched the Call for Landscape Architecture Book #6!

Landscape Architecture Europe (LAE) calls most relevant and exemplary projects for publication in the sixth book on European practice of landscape architecture

Closing date for submissions: 17 April 2020

We are entering the third decade of the 21st century. 2020 is a beautiful date, a double 20 – are we heading for a Twenties revival in creativity, spirit and beauty? At the same time, 2020 is a worrisome date – the planet is on fire, literally in Australia and in Brazil. Will we manage to get tools and techniques in place within this decade which scientists believe is our last chance to undertake action to ensure a habitable environment? Landscape architects cannot turn the planet into a marvel alone, they cannot prevent catastrophe alone. But they can join forces with other actors to take care of, to create and to act for resiliency beauty and survival. Care, create and act are the three design actions we identified as foundational for landscape architecture in the fifth edition of this book series. The sixth edition seeks to build upon this approach.

We are calling for traditional landscape architectural projects as well as for the results of an expanding professional practice within Europe. We are looking for designed and constructed sites of all sizes. We are also interested in receiving strategic projects and research results (i.e. studies and spatial scenarios on climate adaptation, energy transition, urban renewal, heritage development and infrastructure planning) in which the landscape architectural approach is predominant. We are looking for projects that
redefine the playing field and scope of the creative practice, where society, politics, ecology and economy meet, at micro or macro scale, whether long term or ephemeral. LAE wants to explore how landscape architects in Europe are working and designing, on the threshold of a new decade, to sustain our beautiful planet and all life on it.

As always, an independent jury of practising landscape architects from different European countries will select the projects that will be published in the LAE book. The jury for this edition consists of Jandirk Hoekstra (chair) (NL), Daia Stutz, S2L (CH), Varpu Mikola, Nomaji (FIN), Catarina Raposo, BALDIOS (P) and Luka Javornik, Studio AKKA (SLO). The book will be produced in collaboration with a team of professional European design critics.

The selection procedure will be completed in September 2020, after which entrants will be informed. The book will be published mid 2021.

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Previous Editions

landscape architecture europe #5 - Care, create, act



This fifth edition of the book series Landscape Architecture Europe shows and reflects on 48 contemporary projects, selected by a practitioners’ jury out of over 200 entries from all over Europe.The selected projects are groundbreaking: some for their innovative ways of tackling sustainability, others for their political stance concerning concepts such as nature and democracy.

This richly illustrated book offers thought-provoking texts in support of three landscape architectural approaches to the challenges of the 21st century: to care for people,places and what is already there, to create urban landscapes of new kinds, and to act and move the course of things.

In addition to these explorations two portraits were written: one about the young Hungarian landscape architect Dominka Tihany and her experiences with bottom-up projects; and one about Dirk Sijmons, a well known Dutch landscape architect, and recent winner of the Sir Jellicoe Award.

Nature and Democracy are subject of the two essays in the book that consists of 320 richly illustrated pages, all edited by Lisa Diedrich (editor-in-chief, D), Mark Hendriks (NL), Claudia Moll (CH), Mike Friesen (SE) and Christel Lindgren (SE).



landscape architecture europe #4 - On the Move

On the Move is the fourth volume of the Landscape Architecture Europe (LAE) series that presents and discusses contemporary European landscape architectural projects.

On the Move presents projects that were gathered in response to a democratic call for entries, selected by a rigorous and independent jury of European landscape architects and shaped for publication through broadminded editing. As a result, the book showcases the ‘state of the art’ and raises awareness about what and how landscape architecture can contribute to society.

On the Move consists of a selection of 45 projects – 11 features (10 pages each) and 34 icons (2 pages each) – complemented by essays, an introduction and an epilogue. The book is structured into three main themes.

The first theme considers landscape architecture as based on working with processes and practices, leading to a different understanding of design: as transformation of that which already exists on a site. This chapter explores the mindset of transformation and its effects on the European built work. Examples are Berlin’s Gleisdreieck – where the designers took the old materials and traces and structures and interpreted them anew to fit current urban practices – and Guimarães in Portugal where the designers updated a
whole series of urban spaces, but rather than playing out heritage against design, united them in transformation.

The second chapter addresses the theme of curation. To counteract absent public funds and inherited functionalist planning practices,Europe is currently experiencing a trend towards the creation of spaces from the bottom up, imagined and built by amateurs instead of by professionals. This has implications for designers. Instead of retreating to the margins of society, some landscape architects are abandoning their identity as dominant creators and reinventing themselves as co-creators, especially for public and community spaces. These emerging practices typically tackle overlooked spaces, such as the abandoned airport of Tempelhof in Berlin. Or in Budapest where a landscape architect initiated collective engagement through art and community projects and managed to re-activate underused and worn-out public and semi-public courtyards.

The third chapter heavy heritage considers the physical legacy of European heavy industry. Physical solutions often cure symptoms instead of tackling the core of the problem.The physical heritage relies on a mental one: the duality of nature and culture. This chapter reframes the question in order to break down the dualism. The first signs are already in sight: in Amsterdam, a waste dump has become part of a reinvented water ecology. Desolate mining landscapes, such as Carbonia in Sardinia and Lens in Northern
France, have redefined their fossil exploitation economies into self-learning social ecologies.

European landscape architecture builds on a common horizon of understanding and yet produces quality works of very different expression and style. The four books in the Landscape Architecture Europe series – Fieldwork (2006), On Site (2009), In Touch (2012) and On the Move (2015) – provide insight into the fringes of our traditional practice, where ideas and topics can lead to creative projects that are of interest to the profession as a whole.

Enjoy reading, get on the move!

Landscape Architecture Europe is produced in collaboration with IFLA Europe.




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International Landscape Day

The International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe is celebrated on 20 October, the day of the opening of the European Landscape Convention for signature. The European Landscape Convention is the first international treaty to be exclusively concerned with all aspects of landscape: natural, rural, urban and peri-urban. It represents an important contribution to the implementation of the Council of Europe’s objectives. By taking into account the value of landscapes, with their natural and human components, the Council of Europe acknowledges that the landscape is an important part of the quality of life for people everywhere: in degraded areas as well as in areas of high quality, in areas recognised as being of outstanding beauty as well as everyday areas. The convention was adopted on 20 October 2000 in Florence (Italy) and came into force on 1 March 2004 (Council of Europe Treaty Series no. 176). It is open for signature by member states of the Council of Europe and for accession by the European Community and European non-member states.

The main objective of the Landscape Day is to highlight the importance of the landscapes as integral part of the cultural heritage, identity,well-being and the quality of our living environment. Each year International Landscape Day of Council of Europe is dedicated to a different theme.

First International Landscape Day was organised on 20 October 2017 with a ‘“Message from Brno”: Landscape at local level and invited local authorities to celebrate the landscape as “an essential component of people’s surroundings, an expression of the diversity of their shared cultural and natural heritage, and a foundation of their identity” (Article 5, a. of the European Landscape Convention).

Second International Landscape Day - 20 October 2018 - A message, formulated on the theme of the 21st Meeting of the Council of Europe Workshops for the Implementation of the European Convention on “Landscape and Education” (Tropea, Calabria, Italy, 3-4 October 2018) invited public authorities and landscape actors to promote “school and university courses which, in the relevant subject areas, address the values attaching to landscapes and the issues raised by their protection, management and planning” (Article 6 of the European Landscape Convention – Council of Europe). It is celebrated under the auspices of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe: National Conference of Croatia: Integrated Approach to Landscape Protection, Planning and Management (Zagreb, Croatia, 20 October 2018).

Third International Landscape Day - 20 October 2019 -“Message from Seville -Landscape and water” was held on 20 October 2019, addressing “Landscape and water” and promoted the value of water in the landscape. The European Landscape Convention applies to the entire territory of the States Parties to the Convention and covers natural, rural, urban and peri-urban areas. It includes “inland water and marine areas”. It concerns landscapes that might be considered outstanding as well as everyday or degraded landscapes. The Convention states in its preamble that “the landscape is a key element of individual and social well-being and that its protection, management and planning entail rights and responsibilities for everyone”.

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PREP Survey - IFLA Database

What is PREP?

The PREP Survey is a project designed to gather, store and disseminate information about professional practice requirements and educational possibilities (educational programmes of landscape architecture) within IFLA member countries. The survey is developed as a web-based platform to serve as the IFLA database relating to the status of the profession within IFLA member countries. This project was established with financial help of IFLA EUROPE.

How does it work?

PREP Survey is designed to gather data electronically, using a web-based application to collect, analyse and publish information on professional practice requirements and educational programmes. National Associations and their Delegates are responsible in providing accurate and up-to-date information to populate the survey.

The project main goal is to gather, store and disseminate information about Professional Practice requirements and Educational Possibilities (educational programmes of landscape architecture) in IFLA member countries.

The survey collects information from a list of questions about education and professional practice. The survey is conducted electronically through a web-based designed portal that enables IFLA to create a browsable database within two fields, with search, filtering and querying functionalities. These tools will enable data analysis, tracking of trends, presentations and the publishing of information. This data will be available to IFLA members, whether published on our websites or sent directly to national associations and interested parties in suitable formats.

The survey is now an essential part of the service IFLA offers to members. It is more a centralised IFLA Data Base, which will contain data on the global state of the profession, including national legal requirements for professional practice and educational possibilities. This is a very powerful and important data base for the profession that can, and will be, expanded upon in future.



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Membership

Who can be a member?

IFLA Europe Statutes, Article 2 defines “Membership”

2.1 - IFLA Europe shall comprise, conditional upon their formal membership application, national or multi-national associations of landscape architects of:

a) member countries of the European Union, the European Economic Area or signatories to bilateral accords recognising the European Union’s Directives concerning the free movement of labour;

b) member countries of the Council of Europe;

c) countries, not forcibly located in the European Region, empowered to participate in regional activities of IFLA Europe because of the importance of their representative character.

2.2 - IFLA Europe shall recognise only one representative national association per country.

2.3 - National associations - National associations must be appropriately constituted legal bodies in their own countries.

2.4Multi-national associations

- Multi-national associations may comprise a collective number of individuals or groups of landscape architects from countries where no National Association of landscape architects exists or representing European Regions with common strategic professional programmes.

2.5 - National and multi-national associations, by attaining membership of IFLA Europe, shall be required to become members of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Categories of Membership

Effective Members – Effective members shall be national or multi-national associations of landscape architects complying with the requirements of Article 2 and defined by country, whose Constitution and By-laws have been approved by the General Assembly.

Interim Members - National or multi-national associations of landscape architects that are unable to satisfy the requirements for admission to effective membership may be accepted as Interim members, conditional upon their formal interim membership application. Interim members shall have the same rights as other member associations to participate in the proceedings of IFLA Europe except that they shall have no voting rights and their representatives will not be eligible to stand for or be elected to the Executive Council.

Affiliate Members - National or multi-national associations of landscape architects that cannot be admitted as Effective or Interim members may be admitted as Affiliate members. Affiliate members shall have the same rights as other member associations to participate in the proceedings of IFLA Europe except that they shall have no voting rights and their representatives will not be eligible to stand for or be elected to the Executive Council.

Individual Members - Individual members shall be landscape architects or partnerships or companies of landscape architects from countries where no national or multi-national association of landscape architects exists or representing European Regions with common strategic professional programmes, whose qualification and status are determined by the General Assembly to be acceptable. Individual members shall have the same rights as other member associations to participate in the proceedings of IFLA Europe except that they shall have no voting rights and will not be eligible to stand for or be elected to the Executive Council.

Corporate Members - Corporate members shall be scientific, educational and professional institutions, associations or corporations connected with Landscape Architecture, and/or professional, commercial or industrial organisations wishing to promote or support the objectives of IFLA Europe. Corporate members shall have no rights to participate in the proceedings of IFLA Europe (other than to attend promotional events, seminars, and lectures and partake as observers in the General Assembly), shall have no voting rights and will not be eligible to stand for or be elected to the Executive Council.

Honorary Members – Honorary members shall be those individuals, groups, organisations, companies or bodies whom IFLA Europe wish to honour for their support and engagement with the profession on a regional or national level, and their exceptional loyalty, assistance and dedication to the promotion of IFLA Europe, its aims, aspirations and strategic goals. Potential candidates for honorary membership shall be determined from time to time by the elected Executive Council members, proposed to the candidates for acceptance and thereafter to the General Assembly for approval. Honorary members shall have no rights to participate in the proceedings of IFLA Europe (other than to attend promotional events, seminars, and lectures and partake as observers in the General Assembly), shall have no voting rights and will not be eligible to stand for or to be elected to the Executive Council.



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IFLA EUROPE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

IFLA Europe is a not-for-profit organisation aimed to promote the profession of landscape architecture at a European level, to represent the profession to the institutions of the European Union, the Council of Europe and to other pan European bodies and also to provide an active framework for spreading information about landscape architecture both within and outside the profession, with specific reference to maintaining comparably high standards of education and professional practice.

IFLA Europe represents 34 National Associations of Landscape Architects across Europe and represents almost 20.000 landscape architects are represented across Europe.

IFLA Europe head office is based in Brussels and constitutes the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

IFLA Europe offers its partners the opportunity to showcase their business and to make valuable contacts with key decision-makers in the areas of landscape architecture,
including (but not limited to) master-planning, project design, urban design, project implementation, contract administration, land management and landscape planning.

IFLA Europe has made available four unique Sponsorship Packages that allow for a range of opportunities dependent upon the level of investment sponsorship selected. These range from corporate branding on the new web site, to inclusion within weekly communications, advertisements within IFLA Europe’s publications both online and hard copy, as well as placement within the marketing of IFLA Europe’s Annual General Assembly and newsletter. Other options can be negotiated to suit particular requirements.

Sponsorship arrangements and exclusive agreements currently available by market sector are as follows:paving

  • street furniture
  • lighting
  • nurseries exclusive sponsor: Van den Berk
  • play equipment
  • seeds
  • computer software packages
  • computer hardware and printing packages
  • drainage materials
  • irrigation supplies: Hunter Industries
  • tools and machinery
  • sustainable technology

For any further information regarding Sponsorship agreements, please contact Daniela MICANOVIC, IFLA Europe Executive Secretary at secretariat@iflaeurope.eu



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Professional Qualifications Directive - PQD

Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD) and Professional Recognition Assistance (PRA) Working Group

    • Fritz Auweck, Chair, BAK/BDLA, Germany
    • Urszula Forczek-Brataniec, Secretary General, SAK, Poland
    • Diana Culescu, President ASOP, Romania
    • Tony Williams, past President, ILI, Ireland

    Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD) 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications came into force in 2007.

    Free movement of professionals

    Professionals in the EU can move across borders and practice their occupation or provide services abroad. The system of recognition of professional qualifications in the EU is
    governed by Directive 2005/36/EC, recently amended by Directive 2013/55/EC. The directive provides a modern EU system of recognition of professional experience and promotes automatic recognition of professional experience across the EU.

    For more information about Directive please consult EC Single market Free movement of Professionals

    Recognition of professional qualifications in practice

    In practice, the recognition of professional qualifications laid down in Directive 2005/36/EC enables the free movement of professionals within the EU. Other professions fall under the scope of different legislation. Recognition of Professional Qualifications in another EU Member State Recognition of professional qualifications obtained in another EU Member State is essential to establish an internal market forprofessional services. The regime governing the recognition of professional qualifications based on Directive 2005/36/EC has been modernised with Directive 2013/55/EU of 20 November 2013. The revised Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD) had to be transposed by all EU Member States by 18 January 2016. Directive 2005/36/EC also applies in general to regulated professions,unless otherwise stated.

    Please consult European Commission Userguide on recognition of professional qualifications EC Guidelines for Recognition of Professional Qualifications

    In order for a profession to be recognised at National level, there are Assistance centres which provide information on the recognition of professional qualifications in every EU country and guide professionals through the administrative formalities https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals_en

    List of national web sites concerning regulated professions.

    EC Database of Regulated Landscape Architecture profession in Europe

    Overview of Landscape Architecture profession regulation in Europe

    Overview of Landscape Architecture Profession in Europe


    Countries with regulated Landscape Architect profession EU/non EU countries
    EU/non EU countries with regulated Land Arch profession

    Countries where LA profession is not regulated (EU or National level)
    Countries where LA profession is not regulated (EU or National level)

    Countries regulated at National level (not in EU sense)
    Countries regulated at National level (not in EU sense)


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    Professional recognition Assistance (PRA)

    Professional Practice Committee Chair: Katerina Gkoltsiou, Vice President Professional Practice, PHALA, Greece

    The aims of IFLA Europe Professional Practice Committee:

    • Review membership requirements within the member associations and the status of landscape profession/professionals in European countries;
    • Update the overview about landscape internship possibilities/rules and first professional working experiences opportunities.
    • Follow-up requirements and the modifications processes going on in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning, Urban Planning and Public Space Design across Europe to raise the awareness about their effects on landscape architectural professions and human environment.
    • Promote the exchange of information among member associations about policies and professional practice requirements for working in landscape architecture/planning fields in foreign countries
    • Mapping of possibilities/obstacles/difficulties for landscape architects across Europe.

    Members of the Professional Practice Committee by projects/Working Groups:

    Green Infrastructure/Climate issues Working Group:

    • Leor Lovinger, Chair, ISALA, Israel
    • Tony Williams, ILI, Ireland
    • Diana Culescu, ASOP President, Romania

    Council of Europe Working Group:

    • Ana Luengo, Chair, AEP, Spain
    • Michael Oldham, Honorary Member, UK
    • Carlo Bruschi, Statutory Advisor, AIAPP, Italy
    • Niek Hazendonk, NVTL, Netherlands
    • Herman van den Bossche, ABAJP/BVTL, Belgium
    • Leor Lovinger, ISALA, Israel
    • Indra Purs, LAAA, Latvia

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    School Recognition Panel - SRP

    School Recognition Panel (SRP) is regulated by IFLA Europe Statutes chapter XVI and its main objective is to review and award recognition status for higher Landscape Architecture educational programmes on behalf of IFLA Europe.

    The SRP shall consist of the following membership:

    • the Vice-president ‘Education’
    • the past Vice-presidents ‘Education’, particularly the immediate Vice-president
    • Delegates chosen by consensus of the IFLA Europe ‘Education’ Committee, conditional upon their prior agreement
    • other co-opted members of member associations
    • observers of associated Institutions, in particular the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) which shall be represented by two members, if possible, to be nominated by ECLAS and accepted by the IFLA Europe ‘Education’ Committee; observers of associated institutions shall not have voting rights.

    The SRP shall be chaired by the Vice-president ‘Education’, or in default by any other voting member attending the meeting. To facilitate and manage the SRP process, a projects manager shall be selected from the voting membership. The SRP members shall report back to the Vice-president ‘Education’ their findings and conclusions by means of individual/collective report(s) no later than thirty days after the receipt of the programmes by the applying Institution(s). Where deemed necessary and appropriate, the SRP shall select specific members to carry out ‘on-site’ inspections in order to verify the teaching structure and the substance, completeness and effectiveness of the concerned programmes. Once a programme fulfilled all necessary IFLA Europe accreditation requirements, IFLA Europe provides Certificate of Accreditation for a period of 5 years together with a logo.

    List of Schools and Programmes recognised by IFLA Europe

    Members of School Recognition Panel are:

    • Teele Nigola, ELAU, Estonia
    • Marc Claramunt, FFP, France
    • Karin Helms, FFP, France
    • Hermann Georg Gunnlaugsson, FILA, Iceland
    • Emilia Weckman, MARK, Finland
    • Ioana Tudora, ASOP, Romania
    • Andreja Tutundzic, UPAS, Serbia
    • Ana Luengo, AEP, Spain
    • Marina Cervera, AEP, Spain
    • Sophia Meeres, ECLAS

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    Education

    Education Committee Chair: Margarida Cancela d’Abreu, APAP, Portugal

    The aims of IFLA Europe Education Committee are:

    - To encourage the development of landscape architecture courses across Europe and to monitor and review their compatibility with the aims of IFLA Europe.

    - To promote common IFLA Europe/IFLA education guidelines to National Associations and European Universities/schools teaching landscape architecture programmes.

    - Ensure solid Landscape architecture education across Europe for effective professional practice.

    - Work with IFLA world level and ECLAS to promote a comprehensive world-wide listing of landscape architecture education.

    - Offer guidance to associations wishing to set up accreditation systems if not already in place and offer advise for the development of new schools with the support from the recognition panel if requested.

    - Provide permanent updated information on European Landscape architecture programmes, for students’ movement and professional recognition.

    - Promote a common education platform with ECLAS and ensure cooperation between academic and professional organisations promoting landscape valuation.

    - In countries where landscape architecture as profession requires more visibility and recognition, particularly assisting National associations in contacts with national governments and policy makers.

      Education Committee works with the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), UNISCAPE, European Commission, Council of Europe and other organisations and bodies that share the same objectives and vision.

      Members of the Communications Committee by projects/Working Groups:

      School Recognition Panel (SRP)

      • Teele Nigola, ELAU, Estonia
      • Marc Claramunt, FFP, France
      • Karin Helms, FFP, France
      • Hermann Georg Gunnlaugsson, FILA, Iceland
      • Emilia Weckman, MARK, Finland
      • Ioana Tudora, ASOP, Romania
      • Andreja Tutundzic, UPAS, Serbia
      • Ana Luengo, AEP, Spain
      • Marina Cervera, AEP, Spain
      • Sophia Meeres, ECLAS

        UNISCAPE Working Group:


        ECLAS/LeNotre Working Group:


        ENQA - European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, formerly the European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education








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          Publications

          IFLA Europe Yearbook 2018 - Valuing Landscapes

          ”..When it comes to Valuing Landscapes, it appears as a living topic which encompasses all the cur-rent opportunities and difficulties together with many contentious issues and frequently with hidden surprises. Over time, the perception of space and its values changes. These changes can be extreme due to a change in the way of life and a different approach to the use of space. We are currently witnessing a reevaluation that seems to be occuring at an accelerated pace and no doubt the result of the processes initiated by subsequent industrial revolutions. The aspirations, momentum and scale of the industrial revolution and other major social and political upheavals prompted a reevaluation of the landscape (places, areas, localities) and the resources of the land-scape may thus be said to be continually reassessed. In contrast, for instance, to the development of the urban / industrial landscape, our interest, perhaps subconsciously is directed on the rich-ness of natural and cultural diversity.” (excerpt from 2018 IFLA Europe Yearbook)




          IFLA Europe Yearbook 2018



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            Communications Committee

            Communications Committee Chair: Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications

            Members of the Communications Committee

            • Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications, HDKA, Croatia
            • Laure Aubert, past Vice President Communications, BDLA, Germany
            • Manuel Sanchez, Delegate, AEP, Spain
            • Benoit Zachelin, FFP, France
            • Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            IFLA Europe Website
            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary and Website Administrator

            IFLA Europe Yearbook
            Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications, HDKA Croatia
            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            Student and Young Professionals’ Competition
            Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications, HDKA Croatia
            Manuel Sanchez, Delegate, AEP, Spain

            Landscape Architecture Europe
            Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications, HDKA Croatia
            Gertjan Jobse, IFLA Europe Representative to LAE Board, Delegate, NVTL Netherlands

            IFLA Europe Social Media Platforms

            Facebook
            Manuel Sanchez, Delegate, AEP, Spain
            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter
            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            Land8lounge
            Laure Aubert, Immediate Past Vice President

            IFLA Europe Youtube channel
            Urszula Forczek-Brataniec, Secretary General, SAK Poland
            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            IFLA Europe Newsletter
            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary



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            Aims and Objectives

            IFLA EUROPE has the following objectives:

            1. to promote educational study and research and the exchange of knowledge and technical information in relation to landscape and landscape architecture;
            2. to encourage the development of landscape architecture study courses and professional practice in the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Council of Europe, and to monitor and review their compatibility with the aims and objectives of IFLA EUROPE;
            3. to represent all IFLA EUROPE members within the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Council of Europe in all matters relating to the landscape;
            4. to consult and collaborate with the European Union, the Council of Europe and other appropriate organisations in the planning, preparation, promotion, instigation, monitoring and assessment of all programmes, directives and accords relating to the natural, semi-natural and man-made landscape and environment;
            5. to stimulate and promote educational exchanges among member countries of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Council of Europe and all IFLA EUROPE members;
            6. to promote and coordinate professional best-practice operations and exchanges among the member countries of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Council of Europe and all IFLA EUROPE members;
            7. to promote landscape architecture and the recognition of the professional title of landscape architect as an acknowledged independent profession throughout the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Council of Europe;
            8. to maintain an appropriate governance structure necessarily efficient and effective to properly fulfil its aims and objectives;
            9. to function as the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA);
            10. to represent and defend the interest of all IFLA EUROPE members without prejudice to the principals of the scientific, educational, professional, learning and artistic aims and nature of IFLA EUROPE.


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            Organisation

            IFLA EUROPE is comprised of the following official bodies:

            • Membership – National Associations and categories defined in Articles 2 and 3 of IFLA Europe Statutes
            • General Assembly which comprises of officers of the Executive Council, the Delegates as the eligible voting representatives of Effective members and the representatives or individuals of the other membership categories
            • Executive Council comprising the following officers: President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Vice President Education, Vice President Professional Practice and Vice President Communications.

            As well as of

            • Board of Auditors comprising of 3 members from National Associations who annually audit the final/estimate accounts for the previous/current financial year and present the ExCo their assessments via written electronic documents.
            • Board of Trustees comprising of 3 members who examine individually any reported, definitive proven case of serious inappropriate behaviour or disregard of the Statutes, Regulations and/or Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
            • School Recognition Panel which functions as part of the ‘Education’ Committee. The main function of the SRP is to review and award recognition status for higher Landscape Architecture educational programmes on behalf of IFLA EUROPE.

            The School Recognition Panel (SRP) consists of the following membership:

            1. the Vice President ‘Education’;
            2. the past Vice Presidents ‘Education’, particularly the immediate Vice President;
            3. Delegates chosen by consensus of the IFLA Europe ‘Education’ Committee, conditional upon their prior agreement;
            4. other co-opted members of member associations;
            5. observers of associated Institutions, in particular the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) which shall be represented by two members, if possible, to be nominated by ECLAS and accepted by the IFLA Europe ‘Education’ Committee; observers of associated institutions shall not have voting rights.


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            IFLA Europe Committee members

            Communications Committee Chair: Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications

            Members of the Communications Committee by projects/Working Groups:


            IFLA Europe Website

            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary and Website Administrator

            IFLA Europe Yearbook

            Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications

            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            Student and Young Professionals’ Competition

            Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications,

            Manuel Sanchez, AEP, Spain

            Landscape Architecture Europe

            Darija Perkovic, Vice President Communications

            Gertjan Jobse, IFLA Europe Representative to LAE Board, NVTL, Netherlands

            IFLA Europe Social Media Platforms

            Facebook

            Manuel Sanchez, AEP, Spain

            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter

            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            Land8lounge

            Laure Aubert, Immediate Past Vice President

            IFLA Europe Youtube channel:

            Urszula Forczek-Brataniec, Secretary General

            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary

            IFLA Europe Newsletter

            Daniela Micanovic, Executive Secretary



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            IFLA Europe committee on communications and sponsorship
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            Regulatory Documents
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            IFLA Europe Delegates and Volunteers

            All Delegates and volunteers working on behalf of IFLA EUROPE in whatever capacity shall:

            • act as the specific point of contact and liaison between their National Association and IFLA EUROPE;
            • be fully briefed by their National Association in order to represent their views at any specific Working Groups or IFLA EUROPE meetings or General Assemblies;
            • be a member of one of the IFLA EUROPE Committees and participate in at least in one Working Group or project identified within the Strategic and Action Plan(s);
            • encourage all members within their National Associations to become involved and engaged with the effective and efficient implementation of IFLA EUROPE projects identified within the Strategic and associated Action Plan(s).
            • Contribute and promote to IFLA Europe activities, aims and objectives and act as an ambassador for IFLA Europe and the profession. Help define, establish, contribute to, reinforce and promote all IFLA EUROPE policies identified within the Strategic and Action Plan(s);
            • Assist in the regular distribution of IFLA EUROPE News and other correspondence to association members, allied professional associations and other interested groups. These can be circulated through National Association’s database or personally.
            • Provide information and materials for IFLA Europe Newsletter, website and other communication channels and disseminate IFLA Europe news among members and update IFLA EUROPE on developments and priorities of National Association.
            • Distribute other IFLA EUROPE information for the benefit of particular sectors of the profession to the colleagues in practice, so that all National Association members are aware of IFLA EUROPE activities and can participate.
            • Ensure that IFLA EUROPE fees and subscriptions are paid on time by the National Association.
            • Encourage appropriately established landscape schools and Universities to apply for IFLA EUROPE recognition of their landscape architectural courses. 1 Please see document IFLA EUROPE Delegates’ Role for a detailed document and IFLA Europe Code of Ethics.


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            Hunter Industries

            In its strive to enhance communication between landscape architects and providers, IFLA EUROPE started in 2015 a new collaboration with Hunter Industries. Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of innovative irrigation systems and solutions founded in 1981. It is a family-owned company whose mission is to produce innovative products of the highest quality and back them with unwavering customer support. It is precisely regarding this feedback that the relation with IFLA EUROPE is fundamental, as the input when designing and maintaining gardens is important for the constant evolution of our professions.

            Though only started 2 years ago, IFLA EU is aiming at establishing a Water Management Technical Working Group to exchange information and technical developments so that the aims stated above can be better achieved. The understanding with the Hunter team could not be better, as Santiago Casanella –Hunter’s European Regional Manager- is a broad opened professional who has a profound and solid understanding of our profession, aiming at excellence in his work as well as the services they provide, which will ensure the development of our joint work in the future.

            A GLOBAL LEADER IN THE IRRIGATION and LANDSCAPE LIGHTING

            Hunter Industries is a family-owned global company that provides high quality, efficient solutions for the irrigation, outdoor lighting, and custom moulding industries. Our diverse array of products can be seen everywhere from residential landscapes, to stadiums, national landmarks, theme parks, city parks, commercial complexes, hotels, and municipal buildings around the world.

            Headquartered in San Marcos, CA since 1981, Hunter is a market leader in producing and marketing a full range of water-efficient, easy-to-use irrigation solutions for residential, commercial, and golf course applications. Designed with the demands of irrigation professionals in mind, the current Hunter irrigation product line includes pop-up gear-driven rotors, high-efficiency rotary nozzles, spray sprinklers, valves, controllers, central controllers, professional landscape drip, and weather sensors.

            Since the beginning, Hunter’s core business interest has been producing products that allow irrigation professionals to create solutions that use as little water and energy as possible to create optimal landscape function and ambiance. In the interest of sustainability and maximizing our infrastructure and capabilities, we have diversified into the landscape lighting industry , ensuring the highest quality standards are adhered to.

            Beyond efficient product innovation, Hunter is also known as a leader in outstanding customer service, product training and technical support in all of our business segments. Moving forward, Hunter is committed to pushing the boundaries of technology, conservation, quality, and customer experience in every product and project we undertake. In the factory, the office, and the field, we put innovation to work every day for every one of our customers around the world.

            New Hunter Industries Catalogue is avaialble now.

            Hunter Industries website.

            IFLA Europe is establishing Technical Group on Water Management, supported by the Hunter Industries.



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            Van den Berk Nurseries
            Van den Berk Nurseries

            Having existed for more than 80 years, Van den Berk Nurseries is a family company that has grown impressively due to the love and care they put into their daily work, striving to produce the best quality plants. These are a fundamental factor for landscape architecture projects, and as such the commercial relation between IFLA EUROPE and Van den Berk Nurseries -which dates back to 2011- has become a fundamental part of our Federation.

            VDB Nurseries Vertical garden

            Vertical Forest Eindhoven

            Goal of cooperation

            During all these years, IFLA EU has striven to reach a deeper relation which would benefit both institutions. This regards the exchange of information and technical developments to allow more investigation by the designer and specifier to ensure the correct tree is chosen and that the specifications are provided to ensure ordering of the tree and its delivery, planting and aftercare are assisted by the provision of appropriate technical information. IFLA EUROPE feels positive that our joint aim is to ensure the quality of our projects, providing a holistic approach that bridges the gap between providers and designers, is being achieved. In recent years, Van den Berk Nurseries has been granted Corporate Membership, which is given solely to those institutions which support and promote the same objectives than IFLA EU acknowledging them in Van den Berk. We have to thank specially Pieter van den Berk for his unrelenting support, welcoming words and constant positive attitude for this achievements, which we hope will continue to develop in the future.

            Read more about Van den Berk Nurseries https://www.vdberk.com/about-us/

            VDB Nurseries aerial photo

            About Van den Berk Nurseries

            Van den Berk Nurseries specialises in medium size to mature trees and has a product range that consists more than 1600 varieties of deciduous trees, conifers, shrubs and rhododendrons. The company has developed a unique expertise in the cultivation of trees over three generations. The plots cover about 450 ha. with unique ornamental trees, grown for their architectural value, as well as uniform trees in large quantities. Van den Berk Nurseries is a supplier to (local) governments and landscape contractors all over Europe.

            The company’s goal is not only to deliver high quality of trees, but also to contribute to good conditions for the trees at their final destination. Therefore Van den Berk often works in close cooperation with landscape architects, as this is the most ideal way to obtain the desired result. Not for just one year, but for the long term.

            The right tree on the right location

            The account team of Van den Berk can offer their clients expert advice on species, availability and suitability as well as on unloading, planting and aftercare. Van den Berk’s tree technician can give advice or even guide the planting process. From preparation of the planting location, the choice of planting system and the protocol for maintenance. The website contains information on 1600 species trees and shrubs, and a total of 6000 pictures. The numerous filters allow you to select the right tree for each site or situation.

            Van den Berk also publishes a book called ‘Van den Berk on Trees’. The second edition was released in 2015 and its 1032 pages contain information on all species and cultivars used as avenue trees in Europe. A tool for designers of the urban landscape to choose the right tree. 1101 different trees are described into great detail and visualised with colour photographs. It is published in 4 languages, English, French, German and Dutch.

            Sustainable and organic cultivation of trees

            Van den Berk Nurseries cultivates sustainable trees in an environmentally friendly manner according to the requirements of the ‘On the way to Planetproof’ ecolabel. The cultivation method used is aimed at minimising the impact on the environment and producing strong, healthy and resilient trees. Some fields also have organic trees. This is an ongoing experiment and the quantity of fields with organic cultivation will be enlarged in the coming years.

            Some examples of projects:

            • Olympic Village, London 2012, United Kingdom
            • Trudo Vertical Forest, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
            • The Louvre, Paris, France
            • SQP plaza, London, United Kingdom
            • ´t Zand, Brugge, Belgium
            • Philips Medical Systems, The Netherlands
            • Palace of Justice, Antwerp, Belgium
            • Torre Espacio, Madrid, Spain
            • Royal Victoria Docks, London, United Kingdom
            • Waldsteiner Gärten, Prague, Czech Republic
            • Bundesgartenschau, Rostock, Germany
            • Expo Zaragoza, Spain


            Share knowledge, become stronger

            IFLA Europe is working towards the formation of a technical working group (TWG) whose aim is to investigate and develop solutions to current issues facing our global landscape and the planet as a ‘closed system’. We are currently developing a project focusing on technical aspects of trees (and vegetation in general) and their use in all situations and contexts. The operation of these technical working groups (TWGs) will help in providing technical assistance and guidance on procurement of materials used in landscape projects.



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            Hunter Industries Van den Berk Nurseries

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            Youth Competition

            IFLA Europe Students and Young Professionals Competition 2020: “Footprints in Landscape”

            We are facing the effects that climate change and catastrophic warming of the Earth have on our environment. How can landscape architects respond? What solutions do we have? And must we improve the knowledge of landscape architects?

            Macro Footprints in Landscape

            It is important to look at the large scale projects - Macro Footprint in Landscape - that we are dealing with : large interventions in landscape and nature, such as development and expansion of cities and increasing the number of urban dwellers, diversified energy generation, new energy sources, changed climates and blue-green infrastructure solutions. How are we dealing with these big projects and what solutions do we have as landscape architects to solve these projects? Which professional groups do we need to work with in order to achieve better results? What needs to be changed in order to better handle the big projects of the future?

            Micro Footprints in Landscape

            We are also dealing with projects on a smaller scale and making changes to the infrastructure of the urban areas. How do we get more people to walk, ride bikes or use eco-friendly transportation to reduce car traffic and pollution? How do we improve public health and make people feel better? What design and implementation solutions do we have? How can we achieve better results and convince our clients to invest in a quality and beautiful environment that is open to the sky? The latest project in the urban community in Iceland is the focus on the city line and its surroundings.How do we reduce car traffic and increase walking and cycling? What solutions do we have in the small footprint and the small steps to take towards more sustainable communities?