UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE LESVOS PETRIFIED FOREST
UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector
Global Geoparks Network
Application deadline: June 5th, 2020
UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network are co-organizing the 12th session of the International Course on Geoparks 2020 “UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS: Territories of Resilience”.
The Course is hosted and delivered by the University of the Aegean – Department of Geography and the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest at Lesvos Island UNESCO Global Geopark, North Aegean Region, Greece, one of the first Global Geoparks in the world.
The Course will take place from 10th to 26th June, 2020 through digital platform.
The Intensive Course on Geoparks 2020 will focus on UNESCO Global Geoparks as Territories of Resilience.
Resilience is a fundamental concept already enclosed inside the whole Geopark concept and is related to any kind of environmental and humanitarian crisis: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods, Landslides, Volcanic eruptions, Droughts, Economic crisis, Epidemics, Terrorism, War, Refugees and of course the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global Geopark Network (GGN) launched the initiative “UNESCO Global Geoparks: Territories of resilience” in April 2020.
The course provides an opportunity to discover how UNESCO Global Geoparks can make a real impact in local communities and on society as a whole during COVID-19 pandemic but also provide conceptual issues on UNESCO Global Geoparks.
If you are interested in participating please submit an application form accompanied by a short CV and an abstract (one page) of your country’s geoparks project which you will present during the Course.
Participants will gain 3 ECTS credits after successful completion of the Intensive course on Geoparks.