The 3 Countries Park (3LP) is a polycentric cross-border region (BE-NL-DE) situated in the heart of the Euregio Maas-Rijn between the cities of Maastricht, Aachen, Hasselt, Heerlen and Liège. It's a common garden for the 2 million inhabitants living in and around the 3LP with strong landscape assets. Nevertheless, an effective perspective is required to guide rapid landscape transformation such as urbanization, demographic and economic changes or agricultural development.
The ‘Landscape Policies for the Three Countries Park’ (LP3LP) project is an EU-ESPON funded project on the development of the 3 LP landscape. The first part of the project focusses on the European dimensions of the 3LP area, the second part develops a shared regional 3LP landscape perspective and the third part will relate the goals and ambitions of the regional landscape perspective to EU policy, instruments and funding opportunities.