The general concept is to consider the European Island Landscapes as part of our cultural heritage, including the unique identity and values they have for European people. The main goal is to improve consideration of cultural heritage in European island landscapes of different size. Accordingly, this pilot project aims to describe the evolution of European island landscapes and their present conditions, in view of an interdisciplinary approach for a common discussion and agreed methodology on their concepts, classification and identity, leading to publications, mapping and e-tools for a future development of these landscapes which should be more culturally and sustainable oriented than at present. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the implementation of European policies such as the Council of Europe European Landscape Convention, UNESCO World Heritage Convention, IUCN Biocultural Diversity Journey, EC Maritime Spatial Planning & Integrated Coastal Zone Management, UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan and G8 Siracusa Charter.

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