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EUROPEAN GEOPARKS WEEK 2011 - Celebrating Earth Heritage – Sustaining Local Communities in Europe!

Many Europeans know much more about natural wonders in Africa or America than about nature on their own doorstep.

We want to change that. We want to place Europe’s stunning geodiversity on centre stage, to create a new relationship between us (that includes you!) and Europe’s variety of landscapes and sites of Earth Heritage.

Did you know that in Europe there are exceptional Earth Heritage monuments and sites that hardly anyone is aware of!?  
Did you know that Europe has the largest network of Geoparks in the world?

After 10 years of continuous efforts to protect and promote Europe’s Earth heritage through the establishment of Geoparks in Europe the overall message is positive: In European Geoparks geo-conservation and sustainable local development works! We just need more of it!

The European Geoparks Week, taking place at late May early June each year, is a European - wide festival of Geoparks aimed at raising public awareness of geoconservation and promotion of the geological heritage as well as events aimed at informing the wide public about geotouristic and educational activities in geoparks.
Events are varied and include public talks, activity days for schools, guided walks, exhibitions, workshops ,etc.
While these activities may be common geopark activities for this one week the activities are coordinated and promoted in the same week across the whole European Network. It provides the Network with the opportunity to demonstrate to our communities that they are part of a wider European Network which is promoting that the sustainable use of our geological heritage can bring the economic benefit for local people.

EUROPEAN GEOPARKS NETWORK celebrates the geo-conservation success stories in 43 territories in Europe! The European Geoparks Week, is the largest Geopark – Geodiversity - Geoconcervation communication initiative in the World!
EUROPEAN GEOPARKS WEEK is about sharing the amazing natural wonders of our continent with 700 million Europeans and the World!

Please join us! Take part!

  • Enjoy the experience of a Geopark visit.
  • Benefit from our Geopark experts
  • Participate in Geopark guided tours and discover Earth Heritage wonders.
  • Come and hear lectures, workshops and presentations
  • Visit our Museum exhibitions
  • Visit our website and stay updated on our guided tours, exhibitions, events, shows, products and offers during the EGN week.
  • Tell your friends about European Geoparks. And don’t forget to get out there into nature and experience it yourself!


And don’t forget to get out there into nature and experience it yourself!

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