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Participation of Chelmos-Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark at the 41st European Geopark Network Coordination Committee Meeting, in Austria

Kalavryta, 26/03/2018

 

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Participation of Chelmos-Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark

at the 41st European Geopark Network Coordination Committee Meeting, in Austria

 

                    Chelmos-Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark, with its two representatives, Mrs Koumoutsou Eleni, Project Co-ordinator and Mr. Iliopoulos Georgios, Assistant Professor of the Department of Geology of the University of Patras and Scientific Associate of the Geopark, participated in the 41st European Geopark Network Coordination Committee Meeting, which took place at the Karawanken-Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark, on March 19-24, 2018, in Austria.

The meeting was attended by representatives of 71 Geoparks of 23 European countries. In Greece there are 5 regions (Lesvos Island, Psiloritis, Chelmos-Vouraikos, Vikos-Aoos, Sitia) and the Geopark of Cyprus (Troodos) that belong to the European Geopark Network and at the same time are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

In this meeting discussed issues common to all members of the Network, including proposals for transnational partnerships of EU Programmes for funding projects and activities in Geopark sites.

                    On the 2nd day an open press conference was held with many journalists and a local Products Exhibition took place by all Geoparks so that the participants could be informed and taste flavors from many parts of Europe. In this exhibition there was a Greek kiosk with flavors and pictures from Achaia, Lesvos, Ioannina and Crete.

Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body contributes to the promotion of alternative tourism, environmental education, protection and promotion of environment in the area of the National Park, with multiple benefits for the local community. This establishes the recognition of the Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park as an UNESCO World Heritage site with a special geological heritage (beyond unique biodiversity) and enjoys international recognition.

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