European Geoparks Network

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The European Geoparks Network, often known as the EGN, is a trans-national partnership of Geoparks across Europe formed in 2000 to provide mutual support to established and prospective Geoparks across the continent. The Madonie Agreement of 2004 provided that all Geoparks recognised by the EGN were also to be members of the UNESCO Global Network of National Geoparks, sometimes referred to as the GGN.

The EGN was established in 2000 with just four member Geoparks. It has grown to the point that by November 2014 there were 64 Geoparks in 22 countries across Europe. Member Geoparks of the EGN aim to achieve sustainable economic growth in their designated areas by making the most of their cultural, geological and wider natural heritage not least through developing geo-tourism.

Members of the Network meet at different Geopark venues twice a year to debate matters of common interest, to elect new member Geoparks and to revalidate existing members. At the start of each summer, the EGN also promotes 'European Geoparks Week' - a celebration of Geoparks across Europe which, in individual Geoparks, may be manifest as ~ Geopark Fortnight or ~ Festival.[1]

List of Current Members[edit]

As at 8 November 2014:

Sortable table of European Geoparks
Geopark name region/nation Country
Adamello Brenta Geopark Italy
Apuan Alps Geopark Italy
Arouca Geopark Portugal
Azores Geopark Portugal
Bakony-Balaton Geopark Hungary
Basque Coast Geopark Spain
Bauges Geopark France
Beigua Geopark Italy
Bergstrasse Odenwald Geopark Germany
Bohemian Paradise Geopark Czech Republic
Carnic Alps Geopark Austria
Chablais Geopark France
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark Ireland
Cabo de Gata - Nijar Geopark Spain
Central Catalunya Geopark Catalonia Spain
Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark Greece
Cilento and Vallo di Diano Geopark Italy
Copper Coast Geopark Ireland
El Hierro Spain
English Riviera Geopark England United Kingdom
Ertz der Alpen Austria
Fforest Fawr Geopark Wales United Kingdom
Gea Norvegica Geopark Norway
Geological Mining Park of Sardinia Sardinia Italy
GeoMôn Geopark Wales United Kingdom
Harz - Brunswick Land - Eastphalia Geopark Germany
Hateg Country Dinosaur Geopark Romania
Hondsrug Geopark Netherlands
Idrija Geopark Slovenia
Karavanke/Karawanken Slovenia, Austria
Katla Geopark Iceland
Kula Geopark Turkey
Madonie Geopark Italy
Maestrazgo Geopark Spain
Magma Geopark Norway
Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark Northern Ireland (UK part) United Kingdom, Ireland
Molino and Alto Tajo Geopark Spain
Monts d'Ardeche France
Muskau Arch Geopark Germany, Poland
Naturtejo Geopark Portugal
North Pennines AONB Geopark England United Kingdom
North West Highlands Geopark Scotland United Kingdom
Novohrad - Nograd Geopark Hungary, Slovakia
Odsherred Denmark
Papuk Geopark Croatia
Parc naturel régional du Luberon France
Petrified Forest of Lesvos Geopark Greece
Psiloritis Geopark Greece
Reserve Geologique de Haute Provence France
Rocca di Cerere Geopark Italy
Rokua Geopark Finland
Sesia-Val Grande Geopark Italy
Shetland Geopark Scotland United Kingdom
Sierra Norte de Sevilla Geopark Spain
Sobrarbe Geopark Spain
Styrian Eisenwurzen Geopark Austria
Subbeticas Geopark Spain
Swabian Alb Geopark Germany
Terra.Vita Geopark Germany
Terras de Cavaleiros Portugal
Tuscan Mining Park Italy
Vikos-Aoos Geopark Greece
Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Spain
Vulkaneifel Geopark Germany

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Former members of EGN[edit]

(at 23 November 2011):

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