According to Anne-Marie Chavanon, these workshops allow a double recognition related to invaluable Landscape and the dynamics fostered by the Award in Europe.
Those meetings help disseminate good practice experienced through great natural and cultural diversity. Meeting in Wroclaw, is particularly appropriate, due to its nickname, " Miasto Spotkań ", (meeting place)" said Anne-Marie Chavanon
History, she continued, has made Wroclaw a wounded city, devastated by war, riven by forced migration. This same history has made Wroclaw an example of tolerance and openness, a multicultural land that has found its identity. And the good example of living together in the river valley of Szprotawa, which received the award, is an eloquent translation of what is experienced in Lower Silesia. "
The landscape as a tool of democracy and social cohesion
The examples presented in Wroclaw have shown the search for general interest. Landscape is always a virtuous reappropriation and co-production of the common good. It promotes confidence in the empowerment of people, a possible walking together of policy makers, technicians and citizens. It is a new ethics of public action.
The landscape as a peace tool
The President of the Committee, Anne-Marie Chavanon, highlighted the role that landscape can play in peace building. "In this region where borders have been redrawn sometimes against the will of inhabitants-, landscpar projects can give a strong socio-political and political significance. If we want it, if you want it ! It can contribute to peace. It can be used to bring together peoples opposed by fears and slogans.
Landscapes transcend borders and spoken languages . They superimpose physical, economic, cultural and social frames . This must be known, and must be recongnizeds ! "