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Solmona. The UNESCO Geopark Mailla in Verbania is participating in the “Sixteenth European Congress of UNESCO Global Geoparks”, organized by the UNESCO Geopark Secia Val Grande and is in progress
Until September 30. On the occasion of the biennial conference, geoparks come together to share experiences and confront each other. In this version, delegations of 92 geoparks from all over Europe are present at the “Il Maggiore” event center in Verbania.

Among the priority topics: geological heritage and geographical diversity as a basis for enhancing our understanding of the Earth and its landscapes; Geotourism, exploring good practices and challenges in geoparks; Earth science education and public engagement; The World After the Pandemic: Conflicts, Solidarity, Risks, Resilience, and Opportunities in Geopark Communities; Geoparks in the digital age, better collecting and using data and information for management and communication; Sustainable Heritage: Developing, promoting and celebrating local products and cultures in geoparks.

Ambitious geoparks also participate in submitting their nomination projects. “This is once again a very useful confrontation moment for the structure of the Maiella National Park to achieve the goals required by UNESCO – comments the Foundation’s President Lucio Zazzara – and thus the recognition of the geological park becomes an integral part of the offer. Tourism Maiella and Abruzzo “.

For Mayela Park – a UNESCO Geopark since April 2021 after a journey that began in 2016 – a representative of the Mayela Park Scientific Committee and staff of the Park’s Office of Environmental Promotion and Education will participate in the conference.


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