June 4, 2021
(online international seminar)

Indispensable decision support tools for sustainable regional development

We are pleased to inform you that the Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency, the operational body of the Lake Balaton Development Council, organizes an online international seminar, to where I would like to invite you.

According to the European Landscape Convention (ELC), landscape observatories are centres and key tools in the formulation and implementation of landscape policies, forming a bridge between civil society, professional organizations, academic institutions and policy makers. Their role is to collect and exchange information, coordinate and create databases, raise ecological awareness and stimulate public participation.

In the seminar, we would like to draw attention to the importance of landscape observatories and their role played in the formulation of landscape policies. We will share international good practices through the examples of Swedish, Spanish and Italian landscape observatories, and introduce possibilities in Hungary.

The seminar will be organized on ZOOM platform. The direct link, meeting ID, and passcode, which are required to join the online event, can be found below:
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83556350945?pwd=RDNEODNw...
Meeting ID: 835 5635 0945
Passcode: 845328


9.00 – 9.30 Joining to the online seminar
9.30 – 9.45Welcome Remarks
Dr. Gábor Molnár, Managing Director, Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency (LBDCA)
9.45 – 10.15Landscape Observatory Västra Götaland
Anders Nilsson, Västra Götaland Region, Göteborg
10.15 – 10.45Landscape Observatory of Catalonia
Dr. Laura Puigbert, Landscape Observatory of Catalonia, Spain
10.45 – 11.15Landscape Observatory of Sicily
Dr. Ferdinando Trapani, University of Palermo, Italy
11.15 – 11.45Landscape Observatories in Central Europe – Possibilities in Hungary
Dr. Sándor Némethy, University of Pécs and University of Gothenburg
11.45 – 12.15Questions and answers
12.15 – 12.30Conclusions and closing the seminar

The language of the event will be Hungarian and English, with simultaneous interpretation.