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9th European Geoparks Conference

Published:Jan 04,2010

Learning from the Past - Building a Sustainable Future
Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation
under the auspices of UNESCO

1-5 October 2010 Lesvos, Greece

The 9th European Geoparks Conference will be held on the Greek island of Lesvos for the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the foundation of the European Geoparks Network.

Lesvos, located in the North Eastern Aegean sea, hosts the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark which is a founding member of the EGN.

The 9th European Geoparks Conference will comprise general sessions and thematic oral sessions with invited speakers as well as selected oral presentations and poster sessions related to the main objectives.

The 9th European Geoparks Conference will take place at the Municipal Theatre of Mytilene, the capital city of Lesvos.


· To exchange ideas on various issues related to geopark management, geo-promotion and geoconservation.

· To reflect on growth and achievements of the European Geoparks Network and to foster continuing innovations in the many geoparks across Europe as they work to address the interconnectedness of environmental and human needs.

· To develop new trends on geoconservation and sustainable management of geological heritage and abiotic nature

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