Executive Committee 2017-2021

IALE-Europe EC meeting in Ghent, 14 September 2017

IALE-Europe is managed and administered by an elected Executive Committee. The current Executive Committee was elected in September 2017 and will stand until the IALE European Congress in 2021.

Veerle Van Eetvelde | President | Belgium, University of Ghent, Landscape Research Unit

Simona R. Grădinaru  | Secretary General | Romania, University of Bucharest

Andrzej Affek  | Treasurer | Poland, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation PAS

Wenche Dramstad | Norway, NIBIO

Isabel Loupa-Ramos | Portugal, Technical University of Lisbon, CiTUA

Jonathan Porter | UK, Countryscape

Werner Rolf | Germany, Technical University of Munich, Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management

Teresa Pinto-Correia | IALE Council representative | Portugal, University of Evora, ICAAM


Position statement and action plan of the IALE-Europe Executive Committee period of 2017-2021

The current composition of the IALE-Europe Executive Committee (EC) 2017-2021 is not as a continuation of the previous committee but as a new initiative. We want to build on the experience and ensure continuity but more importantly, we want to emphasise the dynamism the new EC will have.

This means that the list proposed for the EC includes members of the community of IALE-Europe from across Europe and at different career stages. This means that we can use the expertise of three continuing members and have the input of new ideas of four new members. The four new members are from countries that never had been a member of the EC until now, which we regard as an important indication that IALE-Europe is open for all countries of Europe. The other three members have been a member of the EC since 2009 or 2011. According to the statutes (article 15-1), members of the EC can be elected for two consecutive periods of four years each, unless the General Assembly expressly recognizes that it is impossible or inconvenient to replace the members in charge. We believe that to guarantee the continuity of a sustainable EC it is important that these three members continue.

The main overall goal of this term is to support and build the community of landscape ecologists in Europe, particularly to develop activities to complement World, European and national conferences, and to increase the sense of belonging.


Specific activities are formulated in Action Plan 2017-2021