We realise that many areas in Europe, especially in the Netherlands, are man-made or people had an important influence on how nature and biodiversity are protected, managed, experienced and used.
Our Landscapes, are part of the most valuable cultural treasures of the European society. It is where nature and people meet and interact in the past, present and in future. Unfortunately, not always in harmony. We all realize societies in harmony with nature are crucial for present and future generations. The corona pandemic has emphasised that more than ever.
With the theme 'tribute to our landscape, where nature and people meet in harmony', we are responding to major current developments regarding health, climate, sustainable economy and which major transitions await us. What does this mean for us? Finding harmony in the long run is the challenge. How can we act to meet this challenge, related to nature, human development, and sustainable economy?