In recent years landscape has become one of key issues of policy in Europe, which has been proved by adoption
of the European Landscape Convention by a number of European countries. Following the provisions of the Convention
(in particular of article 6), landscape has also become an important topic of research agenda. This paper provides the
reader with a general review of landscape systematization activities undertaken in some European countries as well as
with examples of national landscape typology and classification approaches, with a view of describing and discussing the
principles and methods involved.