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The functions assigned to it in its Constitution are:

  • To establish criteria for the adoption of measures for landscape protection, management and planning.
  • To fix criteria for establishing the landscape quality objectives and the measures and actions necessary in order to achieve these targets.
  • To establish mechanisms for the observation of evolution and change in the landscape.
  • To propose actions aimed at the improvement, restoration or creation of landscape.
  • To prepare landscape catalogues in Catalonia in order to identify, classify and qualify the various existing landscapes.
  • To promote social sensitisation campaigns with respect to the landscape, its evolution, functions and change.
  • To divulge studies and reports and establishing working methodologies in matters of landscape.
  • To stimulate scientific and academic collaboration in matters of landscape, and the interchange of work and experiences among specialists and experts from universities and other academic and cultural institutions.
  • To follow-up European initiatives in landscape matters.
  • To prepare seminars, courses, exhibitions and conferences, as well as publications and specific information and training programmes on landscape policies.
  • To create a documentation centre open to everyone.



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