ELI is a multilateral cooperation platform funded since 2011 by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) with the intention to build a sustainable and long lasting partnership in research, development, and capacity development in integrated land use. We are European Nodal Office of the Global Land Project (GLP) with a thematic focus on land management, land use planning and land use policies. We cooperate with the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE), International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Ecosystem Service Partnership (ESP) and German Alliance for Agricultural Research (DAFA). Our motivation is to bring together excellent R&D partners that are dealing with land use, land management and landscape planning covering research in agriculture, forestry, water management and urban systems from ecological, economic, political and technical point of view. Therefore, we decided to set up our cooperation in form of a virtual institute, where complementary thematic areas are identified which support connecting best the competences of our ELI partners.

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Research team of LEI institute (under Wageningen University, Netherlands) has started a

study on the economic valuation of the cultural historic values of the landscape. They focus

on the following questions:
1. What are cultural historic values of the landscape?
2. By means of which valuation methods can these values be expressed in economic
3. Which economic assessment studies on the valuation of cultural historic aspects of
the landscape are available?
4. On which type of cultural historic values is more research on the economic valuation
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EBONE Outcome and Policy Brief showing the results and impact of the EBONE project.

HERCULES project
Sustainable Futures for Europe's Heritage in Cultural Landscapes:
Tools for understanding, managing, and protecting landscape functions and values