Organized jointly with the Sector of Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO’s MOST Programme, the 2nd Forum of the UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at the University of Montreal (CUPEUM) was held at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France) 4 and 5 June 2007.
The first Forum took place in October 2003 in Paris as part of the launch of CUPEUM. It allowed to clarify the commitments of CUPEUM partners and to implement cooperation activities. This second reunion gathered partners of the organization’s scientific network from Italy, Morocco, Lebanon and Canada as well as programme managers affiliated with the UNESCO Chair. The Forum also welcomed new network partners (Tunisia, Syria and South Korea).
This event was an opportunity for all partners to report on the activities of cooperation in terms of teaching and research initiated from 2003 to 2007, and to discuss cooperation projects for the years 2007 to 2010.
After each session, a period of debate and discussion facilitated dialog and idea sharing on the exposed subjects. The sessions were:
- "Presentation of participants and new partners on CUPEUM’s scientific network"
- "The teachings of WAT"
- "Training in landscape architecture"
- "Research in landscape: projects and perspectives"
- And an informative session on the UNESCO programmes