The Vision

Establish the importance of all matters relating to landscape and landscape architecture as the physical, socio-economic, cultural, visual, conceptual and spatial context of our European communities.

The Mission

Our holistic vision demands we establish, support, and promote the Landscape Architectural profession across Europe, contributing to international discourse, shaping and disseminating European initiatives, facilitating the exchange of information, whilst promoting excellence in professional practice, education and research culminating in a culturally rich, diverse and sustainable Europe.

The Strategy

Promote common IFLA Europe Landscape Architecture education guidelines to National Associations and European Universities and Schools teaching Landscape Architecture programmes.

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.

Provide sustainable, resilient landscape design,planning and management necessary for fighting climate changes and challenges using Nature-Based Solutions.

Participate, develop and contribute to discussions related to EU Urban agenda and offer solutions for sustainable urban development.

Prepare and promote thematic subjects relevant for Landscape Architecture in future especially climate change and demographic change.

Act as champion in the promotion of EU, Council of Europe and other relevant landscape policies, directives and agreements.

Communication

Strengthen dissemination of IFLA Europe’s information products in order to obtain wider audience. Develop new ways of interactive communication instruments especially for young people. Develop and maintain contacts and communication with agencies and professional bodies on European level relevant to landscapes including IUCN, UIA, ACE, ECLAS, ELASA, LeNotre, EEB, ISOCARP, CivilScape, UniScape, etc.

Education

Promote common IFLA Europe Landscape Architecture education guidelines to National Associations and European Universities and Schools teaching Landscape Architecture programmes.

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

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

Promote a common education platform with ECLAS and ELASA.

Support and argue for full professional education in Landscape Architecture education in countries where there is no Landscape Architecture diploma.

Professional Practice

Promote the European Professional Qualification Directive in cooperation with National Associations. Assist establishment of National Associations.

IFLA EUROPE has the following objectives:

  • to promote educational study and research and the exchange of knowledge and technical information in relation to landscape and landscape architecture;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • to establish, develop and promote the highest standards of education and professional practice influencing the widest range of landscape architectural operations (including but not limited to planning, design, ecology, biodiversity, management, maintenance, culture, conservation, and socio-economics).
  • 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;
  • to maintain an appropriate governance structure necessarily efficient and effective to properly fulfill its aims and objectives;
  • to represent and promote 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.
  • to emphasise the role that Landscape Architect play in fighting climate challenges as fundamental in order to secure a sustainable future;
  • to actively participate in EU Green Deal through the work of Working Groups
  • to participate, develop and contribute to discussions related to EU Urban agenda and offer solutions for sustainable urban development;
  • to provide sustainable, resilient landscape design,planning and management necessary for fighting climate changes and challenges.



IFLA Europe
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IFLA Europe

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