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43rd EGN Coordination Committee Meeting

Swabian Alb (Germany), 26th - 29th March 2019

 

 

     

 

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Tuesday 26.03.2019

A big panel - with the Geoparks distribution in the World - welcomes participants at the second UNESCO Geoparks Evaluators Seminar held as part of the EGN meeting at the Swabian Alb UNESCO Global Geopark in Aalen, Germany.

 
 

Tuesday 26.03.2019

Presentation of the seminar which aims to share operational guidelines and consequently improve the homogeneity of evaluations/revaluations. The seminar is structured as a real refresher course; at the end of the day the participants will be evaluated by a multiple-choice test.

 


 

Tuesday 26.03.2019

One of the most important interventions is that by Nickolaus Zouros, president of the Global Geoparks Network, concerning the new procedures for UNESCO geopark evaluators.

 


 

Tuesday 26.03.2019

During a break, visit to the educational laboratory of the University of Aalen (Science Center) which hosts the seminar.

 


 

Tuesday 26.03.2019

Following that, Marie-Luise Frey specified the guidelines that the evaluators are required to follow during their evaluation missions.

 


 

Wednesday 27.03.2019

Works of the EGN meeting started with the greetings by the host geopark, the Swabian Alb UGGp, to the representatives of European geoparks.

 


 

Wednesday 27.03.2019

Another image of the conference room. Italian group is on the right.

 

 


 

Wednesday 27.03.2019

Babbis Fassoulas coordinates the activities of the working group on "Disaster Risk Reduction" that is becoming increasingly important in the European network of Geoparks.

 

 


 

Wednesday 27.03.2019

One of the mottos of the host Geopark is: Swabian Alb a Geopark of superlatives! And two of the Italian representatives are also superlative, Alessia Amorfini and Violet Mas, respectively from the Apuan Alps and Adamello-Brenta Geoparks. Today was also the day of the confirmation of Alessia Amorfini as a member of the Advisory Committee of the European network of Geoparks: congratulations!

 


 

Thursday 28.03.2019

Day dedicated, among other things, to the now traditional Geofair, aimed at schools and the general public, aimed at promoting geopark territories and their UNESCO Global Geopark philosophy. Nicholas Zouros with the Italian representatives in the stand booth dedicated to the 10 Italian Geoparks.
 

 


 

Thursday 28.03.2019

"Stone made Objects" is an exposition about the local geodiversity and its role in shaping local identity. Here, several European Geoparks present their geoproducts telling intangible stories of stone made objects.

 

 


 

Friday 29.03.2019

The last day of the 43rd Meeting is dedicated to the field trip in the Swabian Alb Geopark, visiting karst landscapes, paleontological sites and meteorite craters.

 


 

Friday 29.03.2019

One of the the most important step of the field trip is the visit to the Meteorkrater Museum of Steinheim am Albuch. This area was shaken by the impact of two great meteorites 15 million years ago. The astronomical and geological event is explained clearly in the Museum.

 


 

Friday 29.03.2019

The last image is dedicated to the updated map of 24 European Countries including 73 UNESCO Global Geoparks.

 

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