Institute for Research on European Agricultural Landscapes e.V. (EUCALAND)

EUCALAND is the acronym of "European Culture expressed in Agricultural Landscapes". EUCALAND is a non profit association under German law. We are an expert network that deals with the cultural and agricultural landscapes of Europe for promoting their consideration and use among their people for preserving their cultural heritage.


  • Follow Hans' farewell lecture on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTvzZw2wXt8
  • New maps with our photos on European Agricultural Landscapes (EAL). Open for participation. If you would like to add, please contact Bénédicte.
  • We have started a cooperation with IFLA-Europe for research cooperation, networking, information and exchange. More news to come soon.
  • PECSRL 2020 in Jaén and Baeza with several Special Session where EUCALAND members are in charge is postponed to 27 September 2021 - 1 October 2021. EUCALAND will offer the following special session: "S.15 New ways for farmers to earn an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable living". Soon, the call for abstracts will be reopened.
  • 20th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention! UNISCAPE celebrated this event with a scientific conference. EUCALAND was co-organiser of the Special Session "Agriculture and Forest Heritage" with 7 contributions of EUCALAND members. Two publications are foreseen (Springer series and Sustainability) in cooperation with the University of Florence. Due to the Corona pandemia, the conference will take place online.
  • After a long illness, our friend Georg Müller Georg Müllerhas died. We will never forget his friendlyness and affection when he participated at our working meeting 2014 in Prague. Georg's life's work was the collection, description and awareness raising on Europe's enclosed fields. Technics, material, distribution to name only a few. More than 30 years fieldwork and a wonderful book. Georg received several awards, among others by Prince Charles and the Dutch Awarded the Golden medlar (Gouden Mispel) 2014 by the Verenigung Nederlands Culturlandschap for an extremely detailed account of the cultural asset of field boundaries across Europe. His project and purpose in life will be continued in Ganderkesee, where an open air museum on hedges will be created. For more information about Georg and his work, please visit wallhecken or watch the film.
  • FEAL Database on European Agricultural Landscapes online. We are only at the beginning - every participation welcome! Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.the secretariat.

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last update: 20 June 2021