Med-O-Med countries have a valuable landscape and immaterial heritage associated with cultural expressions and living traditions of outstanding universal significance.
This line of work aims at promoting the cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, with the collaboration of UNESCO and according to the parameters set out in the European Landscape Convention by UNESCO and IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature).
The concept of landscape is a transversal concept and a key management tool to support sustainable models of land management and to facilitate their preservation, reverting its economic impact to the local community. Likewise, it is a suitable tool to promote the meeting of cultures and to encourage coexistence and peace.
Among the progress achieved, we can highlight the registration of Mediterranean and Middle East cultural landscapes sites, and the elaboration of the Mediterranean and the Middle East Landscape Convention, currently in the process of being signed by the Med-O-Med member countries.Cultural Landscapes Network Middle East and Mediterranean Landscape Convention