The Université d’architecture La Cambre Horta in Brussels, has been the chosen venue for a dissemination and open debate session related project EU-Land21: “Trans-European Education for Landscape Architects” (Nr. 2016-1-LT01-KA203-0232019) funded under the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership programme.

The multiplier event gathered professionals and students from 11 different nationalities to talk about the profession’s education and professional practice future.

After the official reception and Institutional welcome by IFLA EU Tony Williams and ECLAS Simon Bell Presidents, a presentation of the work done so far within the framework of  EULAND 21 was presented to public to have feedback and open discussion. The event was moderated by Fritz Auweck who stressed the importance of strategic partnership and innovative use of good practices form the beginning of the session.

The consortium of EULAND 21 gathers universities from Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Estonia and Lithuania, together with International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA-Europe).  Therefore the Presentation of the EU-LAND21 project was made by Gintaras Stauskis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University who condensed the aims, concepts and achievements, by of the learning lines and modules latterly introduced by Jeroen de Vries.

During the second part of the event, the scope was broadened in order to offer a vision of the relevant projects, initiatives and policies both in education and professional practice that could incidentally be related to the Integration of the project into global education strategy and the building up of European Common Training Framework for Landscape Architecture.

Andreja Tutundzic, University of Belgrade, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture was key to give the international background. Moreover a succession short interventions were intendedly displayed covering a wide range of landscape architecture initiatives and ongoing success projects. Firstly Karin Helms introduced us to the European Masters in Landscape Architecture and Nigel Thorne shared his experience as Past Professional Practice President IFLA EU. Secondly, Ellen Fetzer briefed on Landscape Democracy and the International masters in Landscape Architecture while Hermann Georg Gunnlaugsson updated the audience on the current state of the professionals recognitions and future challenges. Urszula Forczek Brataniec stressed the important of the communication of good practices whereas Didier Vancutsem closed with the framework of education and Prof Practice in our host country.



"Re-learning Public Spaces in Amsterdam"

An Action Research Event

28th – 30th June 2018

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Prof. Weckwerth was given the  ECLAS Lifetime Achievement Award on April 13th, during the
Hochschulkonferenz Landschaft, which he was also a founder of 39 years ago.

The city of Ghent, University College Ghent and KU Leuven organizes an international Summerschool about Green Climate Axes in the beautiful historic city of Ghent (Belgium). 

During a nine day summerschool, students will explore the design challenge for a number of green climate axes in Ghent. This exploration will cover different scales (axis, neighborhood, cross section) and will deal in a multidisciplinary way with urbanistic, green management, landscape and biological issues.

The Summerschool will be taking place from August 27th until September 4th. The Summerschool is free of charge. It is intended for 25 students in architecture, urbanism and (spatial) planning, landscape architecture and development, biology, bio-engineering, green management or related disciplines. English is the language used.


Candidates are invited to send a short CV or portfolio and a motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before April 30th 2018.

All paying ECLAS members may use the option for a reduced conference fee. Codes have been sent to all ECLAS contact persons.

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Please write to the ECLAS office, Barbara Birli, at barbara.birli (AT)