Prof. Dr Ing. Milada Šťastná is the Head of Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology at Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic and the Editor in Chief of the European Countryside journal. Her professional interests focus on cultural tourism; landscape, ecology; environmental protection and sustainability, related to the climate change impacts. During her 23 years' professional career published as an author and co-author 75 scientific papers, participated in 16 monographs and presented 125 other publications. Since 2020 she is the coordinator of SPOT - H2020 project: Social and innovative Platform On cultural Tourism and its potential towards deepening Europeanisation.