Common Information Tools
Maximum exposure is what the EGN is after when it comes to public relations. Various tools are currently being used to make sure the EGN gets the publicity it needs. These tools involve the following:
EGN website : www.europeangeoaprks.org
First, as a means for communication with the public at large, the EGN now offers an attractive and up-to-date website in English, French, German, Italian and Greek which showcases all the geoparks, their activities, facilities and the EGN’s structures and philosophy.
A common presentation series of leaflets has also been produced within the goals for the INTERREG IIIC program. These attractive leaflets bordered in green and brown include standard EGN information on the interior.
Various questions are addressed such as: What is the EGN? Who are they for? Is it only about rocks? What would I expect to see in various geoparks? Do you know what has been happening beneath our feet inEurope? On the exterior of the leaflet, each geopark provides information about its territory and promotes its facilities and programs in an attractive layout with photos.
EGN Meeting Proceedings
The proceedings of the European Geoparks Network Meetings have been published and provide significant information about geoparks, promotion initiatives, local development and geoconservation, and environmental education. Available are
- 2001 – 2nd European Geoparks Conference held in the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark on the Greek island of Lesvos.
- 2003 – 4th European Geoparks Conference held in Psiloritis Geopark on the Greek island of Crete.
- 2004 – 5th European Geoparks Conference held in Madonie Geopark in Sicily Italy.
- 2005 - 6th European Geoparks Conference held in the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark on the Greek island of Lesvos, (Abstracts). ISBN 960-88364-2-5.
- 2009 - 8th European Geoparks Conference held in the Naturtejo Geopark Portugal (Abstracts).
- 2010 - 9th European Geoparks Conference held in the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark on the Greek island of Lesvos (Abstracts). ISBN 978-960-98579-5-6.
European Geoparks Corner
The E.G. Corner strengthens the bonds between members of the Network and contributes to the promotion of the Network and its ideas. Informative leaflets and products from all member territories are placed in these information corners. Thus, visitors are familiarized with the European Geoparks Network and its members and sensitised on environmental and geotouristic issues.
In the construction of the E.G. Corner, each geopark concentrates on the special characteristics of its visitors. In particular, the main objectives (the image improvement of each geopark and the promotion of services offered) remain while each geopark creates a unique information point according to the interests of the main tourist body and also in regards to environmental features such as nature, geomorphology and clime.
Besides the magazine and the leaflet series, Network members have been busy with many other publications.
The North Pennines Geopark has put together enticing leaflets for its four cycling routes. Other leaflets bearing the UNESCO Geopark logo include Geopark Harz-Braunschweiger Land-Ostfalen as well as Beigua Geopark which details park activities, maps and involvements with the EGN.
The Madonie Cultural Park’s attractive fold–out leaflet titled “Stone and Water” sets out 3 walking routes for Geopark visitors.
Network members have been busy with magazines and newsletters
- SEKOIA is the magazine of the Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark. It is published twice a year including all information about the exhibitions and events in the Lesvos Geopark (click here to view or download the last issue).
- CRUZIANA is the electronic monthly newsletter of the NATURTEJO Geopark in Portugalincluding all information about news and events in the Naturtejo Geopark (click here to download the last issue)
- Vulkaneifel Magazin is the annual magazine of the Vulkaneifel Geopark.
- Arouca Geopark - Newsletter MAy 2013