European Geoparks Network

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The European Geoparks Network, also 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:[2]

Sortable table of European Geoparks
Geopark name Region/nation Country
Adamello Brenta Geopark Lombardy Italy
Apuan Alps Geopark Tuscany Italy
Arouca Geopark Norte Portugal
Azores Geopark Azores Portugal
Bakony-Balaton Geopark Transdanubia Hungary
Basque Coast Geopark Basque Country Spain
Bauges Geopark Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France
Beigua Geopark Liguria Italy
Bergstrasse Odenwald Geopark Hesse, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria Germany
Bohemian Paradise Geopark Northern Bohemia Czech Republic
Carnic Alps Geopark Carinthia Austria
Chablais Geopark Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark Munster Ireland
Cabo de Gata–Nijar Geopark Andalusia Spain
Central Catalunya Geopark Catalonia Spain
Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark Peloponnese Greece
Cilento and Vallo di Diano Geopark Campania Italy
Copper Coast Geopark Munster Ireland
El Hierro Canary Islands Spain
English Riviera Geopark South West England United Kingdom
Ertz der Alpen Salzburg Austria
Fforest Fawr Geopark Wales United Kingdom
Gea Norvegica Geopark Østlandet Norway
Geological Mining Park of Sardinia Sardinia Italy
GeoMôn Geopark Wales United Kingdom
Harz – Brunswick Land – Eastphalia National Geopark Lower Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt Germany
Hațeg Country Dinosaurs Geopark Transylvania Romania
Hondsrug Geopark Drenthe Netherlands
Idrija Geopark Slovene Littoral Slovenia
Karawanks Lower Styria, Austrian and Slovene Carinthia Slovenia, Austria
Katla Geopark Suðurland Iceland
Kula Geopark Aegean Region Turkey
Lesvos Geopark North Aegean Greece
Madonie Geopark Sicily Italy
Maestrazgo Geopark Aragon Spain
Magma Geopark Vestlandet and Sørlandet Norway
Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark Ulster (Counties Fermanagh and Cavan) United Kingdom, Ireland
Molino and Alto Tajo Geopark Castilla-La Mancha Spain
Monts d'Ardèche Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France
Muskau Arch Geopark Brandenburg, Saxony and Lubusz Germany, Poland
Naturtejo Geopark Centro Region Portugal
North Pennines AONB Geopark North East and North West England United Kingdom
North West Highlands Geopark Scottish Highlands United Kingdom
NovohradNógrád Geopark Former Nógrád County Hungary, Slovakia
Odsherred Zealand Denmark
Papuk Geopark Slavonia Croatia
Parc naturel régional du Luberon Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France
Psiloritis Geopark Crete Greece
Reserve Geologique de Haute Provence Provence France
Rocca di Cerere Geopark Sicily Italy
Rokua Geopark Ostrobothnia Finland
Sesia-Val Grande Geopark Piedmont Italy
Shetland Geopark Scotland United Kingdom
Sierra Norte de Sevilla Geopark Andalusia Spain
Sobrarbe Geopark Aragon Spain
Styrian Eisenwurzen Geopark Styria Austria
Subbeticas Geopark Andalusia Spain
Swabian Alb Geopark Baden-Württemberg Germany
Terra.Vita Geopark Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
Terras de Cavaleiros Trás-os-Montes Portugal
Troodos Geopark Cyprus
Tuscan Mining Park Tuscany Italy
Vikos-Aoos Geopark Western Macedonia and Epirus Greece
Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Extremadura Spain
Vulkaneifel Geopark Rhineland-Palatinate Germany

Former members of EGN[edit]

(at 23 November 2011):


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