A Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Cultural Landscapes Outcome Action Plan (OAP) of the Mediterranean Programme was held in the Balearic island of Menorca from 6 to 9 May 2019, hosted by local organization GOB Menorca. Twenty participants from 13 organisations attended the meeting, representing projects implemented in five Mediterranean countries and cross-cutting regional initiatives.
The Cultural Landscapes OAP supports the maintenance and development of cultural practices that have shaped Mediterranean landscapes and support biodiversity conservation and the wellbeing of communities. In Menorca, meeting participants had the opportunity to see on the ground the work that GOB Menorca undertakes with local farmers under a programme of Land Stewardship, which encourages and supports sustainable farming practices that respect the fragile environment of the island and generate high-quality products that sustain the local economy. The meeting offered also the opportunity to learn about the impressive archaeological heritage of the island and to enjoy its spectacular landscapes.