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41st EGN Coordination Committee Meeting

Bleiburg/Pliberk, Karawanken (Austria), 19th - 23rd March 2018

 

 

     

 

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The 41st European Geoparks Network Meeting is hosted by the Karawanken/Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark...

 

 


 

Monday 19.03.2018

Transfer day from the Apuan Alps to the Karavanke/Karawanken Austrian/Slovenian cross-border UNESCO Global Geopark. The meeting will take place in the city of Bleuiburg/Pliberk in Carinthia (Austria). The historical Austrian/Slovenian name was strongly contested by the German-speaking Austrian nationalists in the years 2005-2007. The controversy ended after the statement of the Austrian High Court which established for this city the bilingual name Bleuiburg/Pliberk. Currently around 30% of the 4000 inhabitants of the municipality are of Slovenian origin.

 
 

Monday 19.03.2018

Upon arrival, a quick visit to the small city center. The first stop is at the Kulturni Dom where the 41st Coordination Committee Meeting of the European Geoparks Network will take place.

 


 

Monday 19.03.2018

An exhibition with photos from all the European geoparks has been set up in the hall of the Kulturni Dom. The room is empty ... the work will start tomorrow with the Advisory Committee meeting.

 


 

Monday 19.03.2018

After a short search, our Alessia Amorfini identifies one of the images representing the Apuan Alps Geoparků she does not hold back a smile of satisfaction.

 


 

Monday 19.03.2018

Cold temperatures (around -2░  C) allow only a short walk for an outdoor visit. View of the fašade of the main church with the castle of Bleiburg/Pliberk in the background. Bleuiburg means "castle of lead" testifying the link of this city with the mining activities related to the extraction of the lead from the nearby mountains.

 


 

Monday 19.03.2018

A statue along the main street of the village. Bleuiburg / Pliberk is very active from an artistic point of view, hosting several events and being home to the museum dedicated to the Austrian painter Werner Berg (1904-1981) who has dedicated his works to the landscape and the inhabitants of Carinthia. Today his work represents a unique documentation left as a legacy to this region on the Austrian-Slovenian border.

 


 

Wednesday 21.03.2018

The chairman's table of the Coordination Committee (from the left): Nikolas Zouros (EGN and GGN Coordinator), Kristin Rangnes (EGN Vice Coordinator) and Patrick Mc Keever (UNESCO Head of the Earth Sciences and Risk reduction).

 


 

Wednesday 21.03.2018

The representatives of the European UNESCO Global Geoparks are ready for the 41st European Geoparks Network Coordination Committee.
In the foreground, you can see the Italian delegates.

 


 

Thursday 22.03.2018

General view of the Geo-Fair.

 


 

Thursday 22.03.2018

Several representatives from the Italian Geoparks pose with Patrick Mc Keever near the national stand of the Geo-fair.

 


 
Friday 23.03.2018

An image during the field-trip: the group in front of ...

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 

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