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LANDNET and FAO workshops on LAND Tenure – since 2002

Since 2002, the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia has been organising annual workshops to discuss instruments like land consolidation, land banking and land market development. This has created a European wide network of professionals from different countries and different organisations under FAO guidance. Professionals involved represent the government, the private sector, NGO’s, universities and other research institutes. Since 2010 the network is known as LANDNET. The LANDNET Board supports the FAO regional office in preparing workshops, monitoring of land related policies in Europe and defining future activities of the LANDNET.

The aim of the LANDNET is to stimulate proper and timely responses to (changing) needs of society regarding land use and land tenure in rural and peri-urban areas. By various activities like studies, collection of knowledge and experiences, exchange and capacity building, innovation of institutional frameworks and implementation approaches is stimulated.

The scope is the broad set of institutional requirements needed to facilitate, guide and complement rural land markets. This concerns both the ‘hard side’ of regulatory / legal frameworks for market functioning like laws of land ownership and leasing, taxation and the ‘soft side’ like promotional measures, mediation and solving of land use conflicts. Moreover it includes the range of public and public/private interventions to adjust the use and/or the ownership structure of land to the current economic, environmental and social reality. Interventions often take place as integrated territorial development projects serving different objectives at local, regional and national level, including instruments like land swapping, land consolidation (voluntary or statutory) and land banking. Approaches are ‘people oriented’ in the sense that they and carefully planned and implemented and contain sufficient opportunity for recourse. LANDNET activities are based on principles laid down in the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security”.

Date

Location

Title

2018
27-29 November

Tallin Estonia

11th International LANDNET Workshop

2018
19-21 June

Skopje
FYR Macedonia

10th International LANDNET Workshop

2017
3-5 October

Budapest
Hungary

LANDNET workshop 2017

2016
9-11 November

Apeldoorn
The Netherlands

Symposium on Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development / LANDNET workshop

2015
1-5 October

Ankara
Turkey

LANDNET 2015 Conference

2014
23-25 June

Belgrade Serbia

LANDNET 2014 Conference

2013
21-24 April

Skopje
TFYR of Macedonia

Land Market Development and Land Consolidation in EU countries
Multi-beneficiary Workshop

2013
19-20 February

Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Land consolidation workshop
(TCP/BIH/3301) for representatives of Western Balkans countries

2012
12-15 November

Budapest
Hungary

Fourth International Workshop on Land Markets and Land Consolidation

2012
13-16 February

Budapest
Hungary

3rd international LANDNET workshop on Land Market Development and Land Consolidation

2011
6-9 June

Budapest
Hungary

2nd International Workshop on Land Consolidation and Land Banking

2010
8-11
November

Budapest
Hungary

International Workshop on Land Consolidation and Land Banking

2010
21-24
June

Prague
Czech Republic

Regional Workshop on Land Tenure and Land Consolidation - Land Banking and Public Land Management

2009
9-11
February

Santiago de
Compostela
Spain (Galicia)

Regional Workshop on Land Tenure and Land Consolidation - Land Development Instruments and Information Tools to Assist Land Structure Reforms: the Galician Experience

2008
22-26
June

Prague
Czech Republic

Regional Workshop on Land Tenure and Land Consolidation - Land Banks and Impact ssessment

2007
25-27
June

Prague
Czech Republic

Regional Workshop on EU Rural Development Programme 2007-13 and its application to land consolidation

2006
22-24
May

Prague
Czech Republic

Regional Workshop on Land Consolidation and Land Development

2005
7-10
March

Prague
Czech Republic

Regional Workshop on Land Consolidation and Territorial Organization

2004
17-20
March

Tonder
Denmark

Inernational Workshop on Land banking
Land funds as an Instrument for Improved Land Management in CEEC and CIS

2002
25-28
February

Munich
Germany

International Symposium
Land Fragmentation and Land Consolidation in CEEC: A gate towards sustainable rural development in the new millennium