Global Network of National Geoparks

New timeline for Geopark proposals and evaluation procedure

Source : Published :September 4, 2009

Annual submission: 1 October - 1 December 2009

At the Global Geoparks Bureau meeting in Taihsan, China, August 2009, the Bureau decided to set up timelines which set a clear time frame for Geopark submissions and evaluation missions, this will clarify the duration of the application process from the date of submission to approval of membership.

The timelines are:

  • submission of applications between 1 October and 1 December
  • verification check on completeness of documents
  • desktop evaluations until 30 April
  • field evaluation missions starting 1 May
  • decisions on applications during the following next Bureau meeting in autumn