International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017
Calendar of Events

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ACTIVITYWHO (organizer)WHAT TO REPORT
MAY - JUNE
International Intensive Course on Geoparks 2017
June 12-22
Lesvos island, Greece
Lesvos UNESCO Global Geopark &
Global Geoparks Network
www.petrifiedforest.gr/geoparks2017
A capacity building activity of GGN/EGN aiming training of Geopark managers and staff in UNESCO Global Geoparks management and activities building through sharing of best practice between existing Global Geoparks and aspiring geoparks.
Number of events : 9
Number of participants for each event: 50
Outcome of the event : Report
JULY
Geopark festival
28 - 30 July 2027
Odsherred, Denmark
Odsherred UNESCO Global GeoparkThe Geopark Festival in Odsherred is a 4-day yearly festival where local inhabitant, organizations, and businesses are moving out into the landscape promoting themselves under the umbrella of Geopark Odsherred. During the festival, there are more than 100 activities and event such as guide tours, exhibitions, workshops etc.
Number of events – more than 100
Number of participants for each event – between 10.000 – 15.000 visitors and tourists
Outcome of the event - reports and evaluations to develop the festival for next year.
AUGUST
Heritage Week
21st – 27th August
Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global GeoparkHeritage Week, an annual national festival in Ireland showcasing heritage activities, when the Geopark will host a range of sustainable heritage tourism events
7 events
30 – 100 participants at each event
Digital and print media coverage
Volcano Day, 2nd edition
24 August
Hateg Country Dinosaurs UNESCO Global GeoparkIt’s the Geopark’s major educational event meant to explain the importance of volcanoes and the role they play in the Earth’s evolution. The date was chosen because of its resonance among volcanism enthusiasts, at this time, in 79 AD Vesuvius erupted, destroying the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But under the thick layer of lava and volcanic ash, archaeologists were able to discover and reconstruct important aspects of the daily life of the ancient world. Andi Andesite is the event guide, a cute mascot of the House for Volcanoes, designed by volunteers from a piece of volcanic rock - andesite. / 300 participants.
SEPTEMBER
Achievement Hiking in Geopark
September 2017
Novohrad-Nógrád UNESCO Global Geoparkhttps://www.facebook.com/nngeopark/
Achievement Hiking means 90, 50 and 30 km long hiking trails defeated in a specified time. Trails will be led along geological, natural and historical values of geopark. Event will be held with the help of 40 volunteers.
Number of events: 1 Achievement Hiking with 3 trails and promoting activities
Number of participants for each event: 800-1000
Outcome of the event: FB Pages, web pages, photos, reports, press release
Experiential Tourism Conference
8-10th September 2017
Parco Naturale Adamello Brentawww.pnab.it
Conference on “Experiential and Sustainable Tourism”, with the aim of reflecting and sharing ideas on the theme of sustainable tourism and its importance as strategic asset in the protected areas and Geoparks.
Number of participants: 200
Outcome of event: report, press releases, web page, FB page
TRAVESIA A NADO MAR DE LAS CALMAS (V edition)
30 september
Insular Council of El Hierro and El Pinar Municipality (Partner)Open water swim crossing an Integral Marine Reserve in the exclusive Mar de Las Calmas, El Hierro Geopark, swimming over volcanoes.
http://www.travesialascalmas.com
Celebration: 30 september
Participants: 400
14th European Geoparks Conference
September 7-9
Ponta Delgada, Saint Miguel, Azores
Azores UNESCO Global Geopark &
European Geoparks Network
http://www.egnazores2017.com/
A European Conference aiming the presentation of the Geopark achievements, activities and experiences to celebrate Earth heritage and promoting sustainable development for rural communities through geotourism.
Number of events: 14
Number of participants: 600
Outcome of the event: Report, Abstract Book, Publications, Declaration