Fri, 23. February 2018 - Mon, 26. February 2018


CIVILSCAPE will celebrate its
10th Anniversary 23-26 February of 2018

Ten years ago, the civil societies involved with the landscape issues joined forces and mobilized themselves after the first international treaty entirely dedicated to the management, protection and planning of the landscape has been born. Their answer to the European Landscape Convention was the establishment of CIVILSCAPE, the common European platform representing the voice of the citizens deeply connected with their landscapes. 

Ten years went by with a variety of projects. A heap of lessons, achievements, falls, disillusions, but also brand-new ideas and many inspirations has been experienced along the way. CIVILSCAPE has brought together a huge amount of people who otherwise would not have a chance to meet and work together for a common goal. Join in person this landscape community by attending the event marking our “birthday party” in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

But the reason to meet there is not only looking back and to celebrate, but rather to look forward with a vision of the civil society towards the future developments of our landscapes. That is why we cordially invite each of you to participate there in launching our own initiative - the European Decade of the Cultural Landscapes. The event is also organised as our early activity within the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018!

During the days of 23 – 26 February 2018, there will be held the conference, general assembly, advisory board meeting, projects fair, information for funding opportunities, meeting of the task forces, birthday party and – of course the excursion in the winter cultural landscape of Spessart, a famous upland region, as well as a guided city tour to Aschaffenburg! All-inclusive package of 3 nights accommodation, all meals, transfers, and excursions will be available at a very convenient rate for the early birds and the CIVILSCAPE members. Aschaffenburg is easily accessible via Frankfurt Rhine-Main Airport. Details will be announced soon.

The Archaeological Spessart-Project, one of the founding members of CIVILSCAPE, together with the rest of the team are looking forward to meeting all of you.


Friday 23 February 2018

Arrival at midday

14:00 - 16:00 CET         Board meeting

16:00 - 17:00 CET         Guided town walk in Aschaffenburg 

17:00 - 17:45 CET         organized transfer to the hotel, approx. 15 min journey by bus (which is also the conference venue)

18:00 – 19:30 CET        Interactively connecting CIVILSCAPE members (presentations without PowerPoints)

20:00 CET                    Dinner

Saturday 24 February 2018

8:45 – 9:45 CET            CIVILSCAPE Advisory Board meeting

10:00 – 18:00 CET Conference: Launching the European Decade of the Cultural Landscape 2018 - 2028 (detailed programme follows before Chrismas)

19:00 CET                    Dinner 

Civilscape Birthday Party (special invitation to “the mothers + fathers” of the ELC)

Sunday 25 February 2018

9:00 – 15:00 CET          Excursion (lunch included)

16:00 – 19:00 CET        CIVILSCAPE General Assembly 2018

19:00 – 20:00 CET        Dinner

20:00 – 22:00 CET        CIVILSCAPE Projects Fair with the presentation on funding opportunity, by Dirk Gotzmann

Monday 26 February 2018

9:00 – 12:00 CET          Meeting of the CIVILSCAPE Task Forces (open events)

  1. Local heritage
  2. Health and landscape
  3. Landscape and migration
  4. Landscape Observatories

12:00 – 13:00 CET        Lunch

13:00 CET                    departure

Further information

Please contact for further information and assistance

Esra Özçelik
Adenauerallee 68
53113 Bonn
phone: +49 228 29971103
fax: +49 228 29971109
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