1. Local heritage in Europe
        The network, so far consisting of 12 organisations in 10 European Countries, represents more than one million members. With projects and thematic focusses the heritage organisations will carve out and communicate the importance of cultural heritage and cultural landscapes for the cohesion in Europe. The task is to illustrate cultural exchange as the formative feature of Europe and to understand the constant change of culture as a part of our heritage and the European dialogue. Cultural heritage is a prominent link in our society and strengthens social cohesion and economic growth in Europe. The perception of cultural heritage is the central approach to this topic.The network of Heritage organisations has identified three main topics for the European Cultural Heritage Year and the Decade for Cultural Landscape:
        1. Intangible cultural heritage
        2. culinary art
        3. building culture.
        All three topics are suitable to address different target groups and to communicate European relationships in an easy, yet exiting way.Interested persons and associations are very welcome to join this meeting. Main issues in the task force meeting will be how we can practically work in our network on the following issues in the decade:
        – European landscape days
        – building culture (declaration of Davos)
        – culinary and landscape
        – intangible cultural heritage
        – European Cultural Heritage Summit 2018 in Berlin


    2. Health and landscape
        The aim of Task Force on Health and Landscape is to broaden the understanding of the relationship on landscape – wellbeing – health promotion. The first step the group has taken is mapping the situation of the current knowledge-base. Many research projects experiment with and analyze how to measure the positive effects of the landscape (nature/ garden/ biodiversity/ green space) related on the perceived well-being of a target group. There is a growing interest in how to find balance to everyday fast-paced life and sedentary life-style, causing the increase of nervousness, high workload stress, burn-out. The central question of the research seems not whether the closer contact with natural environment can positively affect physical and mental health or not. Rather, how to bring the reliable enough evidences accepted by the academic rules, in decision-making, and at the effective cost at the same time. The intention of the task group is to contribute to the topic from the holistic perspective. The interference between “the green field” and “the white field” offers a unique opportunity to go beyond the limits set by the conventional research. The solution very probably would not lie only in improving the knowledge and implementation of the linkages between human/ landscape well-being and health. If “no problem cannot be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it” than the relationship between people and the landscape from health and well-being perspective might challenge the prevailed paradigm in the society in a very complex way. Interested? Let’s join the transdisciplinary forces.