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Joint Workshop of UNECE WPLA, FAO and LANDNET

Joint Workshop of UNECE WPLA, FAO and LANDNET

“Best practices on land consolidation legislation”

19 - 21 June 2018
Skopje North Macedonia

The Joint UNECE WPLA, FAO and LANDNET Workshop will be held in Skopje from 18-21 June 2018. The theme of the meeting will be “Best practices on land consolidation legislation”. The important goal of the workshop is to present and discuss the preliminary results of the joint research project on Land Consolidation that currently is being carried out by FAO, Technical University of Munch and WPLA.

The meeting is open to representatives from the land administration and land management community from the UNECE region, and will be held on Tuesday - Thursday, 19 – 21 June. Please see the detailed agenda and programme, information note and registration form for more information. There is some limited support for select country representatives.

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The status of FAO support to land consolidation in Europe and Central Asia
Morten Hartvigsen, Land Tenure Officer, Regional Initiative Delivery Manager, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Keynote:Legislating for land consolidation
Margret Vidar, Legal Officer, FAO

Experience in Land Consolidation in Macedonia
Kiril Georgievski, Head of Department for land consolidation of agricultural land land exchange and land parcel identification system, MAFWE

Mainstreaming of the National Land Consolidation Programme (MAINLAND)
Vilma Daugaliene, FAO Chief Technical Advisor

Experiences with Developing Land Consolidation Legislationin FYR Macedonia
Kristina Mitic, FAO National Legal Expert, MAINLAND

Land Consolidation Legislation in Germany/Bavaria
Thomas Gollwitzer, Commissioner for International Affairs of the German Federal Working Group "Sustainable Rural Development" (ARGE LANDENTWICKLUNG)

Land valuation in Land consolidation
Maartje Lof, Projectmanager, Netherlands Kadaster

Country presentation: Land consolidation in Denmark
Niels Otto Haldrup, Land consolidation planner, Orbicon, Denmark

Finland - A country report
Kalle Konttinen, National Land Survey of Finland

Land Consolidation framework in Galicia
Miguel Ángel Pérez Dubois, Director General of Rural Development and AGADER. Region of Galicia, Spain

Legal Frameworks for Land Consolidation in Turkey
Fatma Tuz Zehra Gulsever, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineer

Regulation of land consolidation in the Republic of Lithuania
Gintare Tumalavičiene, Head of Land Law Division, Land and Resources policy Department, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Preliminary findings of the Regional Study on Land Consolidation Legislation
Tomas Versinskas, FAO Legal Consultant

Draft key recommendations on drafting land consolidation law
Kristina Mitic, FAO Legal Consultant

Working groups methodology

Interactive session - Land Consolidation Legislation

Land consolidation - study of narratives – preliminary results
Walter T. de Vries, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
Rik Wouters, WPLA / EULIS / Kadaster, Netherlands
Kalle Konttinen, Maanmittauslaitos (MML), Finland

Land Consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe – a wish, a must or a luxury?
A.A. Kwitowski

Land consolidation to improve land rights
Maartje Lof, Project manager, Kadaster Netherlands

Tool to Support Small-sized Urban Land Consolidation
Prof Chryssy Potsiou, FIG President, Professor, National Technical University of Athens