Participatory Landscape Study

Landscape Public Participation Tools – LPPT

Landscape is a part of our everyday lives and is recognised by the European Landscape Convention as a common resource that affects citizens’ well-being and quality of life. So, public participation is important when it comes to making coherent landscape policies and effective landscape management. But, in Greece there hasn’t been a comprehensive strategy for landscape management nor appropriate institutional tools for citizen participation. The result is both fragmentation of landscape management through various sectoral policies and a top-down approach that excludes from the process the people who interact the most with the landscape.

The “Landscape Public Participation Tools – LPPT” project aims address this situation in Prespa by: increasing awareness on landscapes and the processes that affect them, facilitating people and organisations to assess aspects of the landscape and increase their capacity to make decisions regarding its management, and highlighting pathways for public participation at various levels of decision making and regarding the policies that affect our everyday landscapes. The project will result in a landscape study for Prespa and landscape-related policy proposals and guidelines, following a participatory process using tools developed for the project.

The LPPT project is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MedINA) and its partner the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP), in collaboration with the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation. The Fund Operator for the Active Citizens Fund in Greece is the Bodossaki Foundation, in consortium with SolidarityNow.



Results of first participatory planning workshop (GR)

Results of second participatory planning workshop (GR)

Results of interviews on the value of Prespa landscapes (GR)




Habitats & Landscapes, Policy
Terrestrial Habitats, Wise Planning, Participation and Volunteers