The 11th European Geoparks Conference “Geoparks: A contribution for a smart, inclusive and sustainable growth”, which is going to be held at Arouca Geopark, Portugal
Date: 19th to 21st of September 2012
The 11th European Geoparks Conference will intend to be a contribution for a smart, inclusive and sustainable growth of European Geoparks, sharing the main aims of the “European Strategy 2020”, focused on key areas as: knowledge and innovation, a more sustainable economy, high employment and social inclusion.
Adopted in June 2000, the “European Strategy 2020” aims, over the next decade, to help Europe to exit successfully from the economic crisis.
The 11th European Geoparks Conference aim to perspective the future and be a contribution to put on a sustainable growth path that will deliver prosperity and social progress for the next years.
The 11th European Geoparks Conference will comprise thematic oral sessions with guest speakers, selected oral presentations and poster sessions related to the main aims, as well as, a conference fieldtrip at the Arouca Geopark.
Participants may also participate in post-conference fieldtrips in Naturtejo Geopark and Azores aspiring Geopark.