Foto-REGThe European Geopark Network (European Geopark Network, EGN) is a voluntary association of territories under the auspices and tutelage of the UNESCO and committed towards the same methods of working to promote and care for the natural and cultural values of the heritage, giving special attention to the geological heritage. A short chronology: 2000. On the island of Lesvos (Greece), four territories decided to join forces and create the network of European Geoparks: the Geological Reserve of Haute-Provence (France), the Petrified Forest of Lesvos (Greece), the Geological Park of Gerolstein/Vulkaneifel (Germany) and the Cultural Park of Maestrazgo (Spain). 2001. The European Network of Geoparks and the UNESCO signed an official agreement of collaboration. 2004. The project was extended and the Global Network of Geoparks was set up (GGN, with its headquarters in Peking. With the signing of the Declaration of Madonie (Sicily, Italy), UNESCO recognised that each European Geopark formed part of the Global Geopark Network (GGN).

There are 54 geoparks in Europe (June 2013), that you can visit by hitting on each of them:

  1. Reserve Geologique de Haute-Provence (FRANCE)
  2. Vulkaneifel Geopark (GERMANY)
  3. Lesvos Geopark (GREECE)
  4. Parque Cultural del Maestrazgo (SPAIN)
  5. Psiloritis Natural Park (GREECE)
  6. Geo and Naturepark TERRA.vita (GERMANY)
  7. Copper Coast Geopark (IRELAND)
  8. Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark (IRELAND)
  9. Madonie Geopark (ITALY)
  10. Rocca di Cerere Geopark (ITALY)
  11. Nature Park Steirische Eisenwurzen (AUSTRIA)
  12. Bergstrasse-Odenwald Geopark (GERMANY)
  13. North Pennines AONB European Geopark (UK)
  14. Luberon, Parc Naturel Regional (FRANCE)
  15. North West Highlands Geopark Scotland, (UK)
  16. Swabian Albs Geopark (GERMANY)
  17. Geopark Harz . Braunschweiger Land Ostfalen (GERMANY)
  18. Hateg Country Dinosaurs Geopark (ROMANIA)
  19. Parco Del Beigua (ITALY)
  20. Fforest Fawr Geopark (UΚ)
  21. Bohemian Paradise (CZECH REPUBLIC)
  22. Cabo de Gata – Nijar Natural Park (ANDALUCIA, SPAIN)
  23. Naturtejo Geopark PORTUGAL
  24. Subbeticas Geopark ANDALUCIA, SPAIN
  25. Sobrarbe Geopark ARAGON, SPAIN
  26. Gea Norvegica Geopark NORWAY
  27. Geological, Mining Park of Sardinia ITALY
  28. Papuk Geopark CROATIA
  29. English Riviera Geopark UK
  30. Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta ITALY
  31. GeoMôn GeoPark WALES – UK
  32. Arouca Geopark PORTUGAL
  33. Geopark Shetland SCOTLAND – UK
  34. Chelmos – Vouraikos Geopark GREECE
  35. Novohrad – Nograd Geopark HUNGARY – SLOVAKIA
  36. Magma Geopark NORWAY
  37. Basque Coast Geopark SPAIN
  38. Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano ITALY
  39. Rokua Geopark FINLAND
  40. Tuscan Mining Park ITALY
  41. Vikos – Aoos Geopark GREECE
  42. Muskau Arch Geopark GERMANY/POLAND
  43. Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park SPAIN
  44. Burren and Cliffs of Moher IRELAND
  45. Katla ICELAND
  46. Bauges FRANCE
  47. Apuan Alps ITALY
  48. Villuercaas-Ibores-Jara SPAIN
  49. Carnic Alps Geopark AUSTRIA
  50. Chablais Geopark FRANCE
  51. Central Catalunya Geopark SPAIN http://
  52. Bakony-Balaton Geopark HUNGARY
  53. Azores Geopark PORTUGAL
  54. Karavanke / Karawanken SLOVENIA & AUSTRIA

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