Professional Association

Location: Netherlands

ELCA is the European Landscape Contractors Association. To promote cooperation as well as the exchange of information and experience in Europe, the European Landscape Contractors Association was founded in 1963. The main goals of ELCA are: To share and exchange knowledge - To promote and improve awareness - To inform and advice for a greener world.

ELCA has 24 member countries and approximately 240 member companies. One of the European Landscape Contractors Association’s aim is to promote and improve awareness. This also means that more awareness is created for the trade of landscaper. Receiving recognition for these lower EQF levels would be an accomplishment for the trade in general.

ELCA as a European association representing the landscaping companies will provide target group input and feedback on developments. As an umbrella organisation the dissemination tasks will be handled through members and external networks. ELCA can share the newest trends and wider view of urban green landscaping in Europe and also other members’ countries. ELCA can provide input to curriculum development, through the labour market experience.

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