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Participation of Chelmos-Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark at the 42nd European Geoparks Network Meeting and at the 8th International Conference of UNESCO Global Geoparks, in Italy

Kalavryta, September 2018

 

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Participation of Chelmos-Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark at the 42nd European Geoparks Network Meeting and at the 8th International Conference of UNESCO Global Geoparks, in Italy

Chelmos-Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark with its two representatives, Ms. Eleni Koumoutsou, Environmental Project Coordinator and Dr. Georgios Iliopoulos, Associate Professor of the Geology Department of the University of Patras and scientific associate of Geopark, participated in the 42nd European Geoparks Network Meeting and the 8th International Geopark Conference of UNESCO, held in Adamello - Brenta UNESCO Global Geopark, 8-14 September 2018, in Italy.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the 73 European Geoparks. In Greece there are 5 sites (Lesvos, Psiloritis, Chelmos-Vouraikos, Vikos-Aoos, Sitia) and the Geopark of Cyprus (Troodos) belonging to the European Geoparks Network and they are UNESCO Global Geoparks as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At the meeting discussed issues common to all members of the Network, including proposals for transnational partnerships with funding projects and activities in the Geopark regions by European Programs.

Excellent organization, impeccable hospitality, high level of presentations, announcements and presentations, featured the 8th International Conference of UNESCO Global Geoparks. We have been given the opportunity to have meetings with colleagues from around the world, to learn good practices and information about the management their Geoparks and how we can use all of this experience that has been developed in the Global Geoparks for a better presence of Chelmos-Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark.

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

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