The Barcelona Declaration: a keystone for the future of Land Stewardship in Europe

For the first time in Europe, a wide range of public and private organisations and people from worldwide will meet in Barcelona to talk about Land Stewardship at the first European Congress of Land Stewardship. They will discuss, generate ideas and exchange experiences and knowledge in order to suggest directions and proposals for the future of land stewardship in Europe.

The “Barcelona Declaration on Land Stewardship” will be debated and presented during the Congress.

In 2009 the “Milano Declaration” created the conditions for a European Partnership in favour of  land stewardship as an innovative practice that makes the owners of  land protagonists of a concrete action for landscape conservation and enhancement of biodiversity. In 2014, the “Barcelona Declaration” will virtually conclude the LandLife project and will lay the foundations for the future development of land stewardship in Europe.

Cooperation between associations, public and private institutions, farmers, landowners and citizens through the use of land stewardship will contribute to change the course of land use management and guarantee the protection of habitats, biodiversity, natural resources and the integrity and beauty of European landscapes.

This European movement for land stewardship aims to promote land stewardship in regional, national and European policies and to define a European Strategy for both private and public land management.

Best LIFE Information project

best life

The LANDLIFE project (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) will be awarded one of the 5 best LIFE Information projects 2015.

  • Landlife Congress
    • Land Trust Alliance Rally 2016

      National Land Conservation Conference (29th year of Rally). Minneapolis.
      Organized by the Land Trust Alliance. From 28th to 30th of October.

    • Natura 2000 Day

      Natura 2000 Day

      In May, people across Europe will get to celebrate the European Union's Natura 2000 network. A variety of exciting events are being organised at Natura 2000 sites on and around Saturday, 21 May 2016 for members of the public and visitors to these protected havens.

    • Workshop on sustainable forestry in the UK

      The 1st workshop in a series of 4 will take place in Milverton, Somerset, UK from 17-20 March 2016.



LandLife (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) has been made possible by the European Commission’s LIFE programme. For more information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/