Workshop of Global Geoparks in South-Eastern Europe

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, 21 April 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Slovenia, Idrija
Type of Event: 
Working group/Expert Meeting
Contact: 
Philippe Pypaert at p.pypaert@unesco.org

The workshop will bring together representatives from ministries, national commissions for UNESCO, municipalities and national/natural parks from countries of South-East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Republic of Moldova) interested in : sharing and discussing good practices developed by Global Geoparks in South-East Europe, concerning mainly the preservation and promotion of their geological and related natural /cultural heritage, in a sustainable regional development perspective, or; establishing new Geoparks in their territory.

The workshop is aimed at sharing experiences, presenting best practices and lessons learnt, outlining a common strategy for implementing the proposed International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP) in SEE countries, strengthening in particular the concept of UNESCO Global Geoparks Network and, as far as SEE is concerned, the European Geoparks Network (EGN) and its joint activities.