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39th Coordination Committee Meeting – Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark 23-24 March, 2017

Friday 24 March 2017

09:00-18:00 EGN Coordination Committee Meeting   

OPEN SESSION ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Event Schedule, Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

9.00 Welcome by Pat Dowling CEO of Clare County Council
Followed by a brief welcome from our partners:
9.10 Dr Koen Verbruggen Geological Survey Ireland
9.15 Dr Kirstin Lemon Geological Survey Northern Ireland
9.20 Michael Fitzsimons Failte Ireland
9.25 Prof Patrick McKeever UNESCO
UNESCO Global Geoparks and the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
9.35 Dr. Nickolas Zouros EGN
European Geoparks and Sustainable Tourism
9.45 Asier Hilario, Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark, Coordinator Spanish Geopark Forum
UNESCO Global Geoparks  as sustainable tourism destinations – The National Geopark Fora activities as a mechanism for raising profile in tourism market
9.55 Aniello Aloia, Coordinator Italian National Geopark Committee
European Charter of Sustainable Tourism
Case Studies
10.10 Carol Gleeson, Buren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark
GeoparkLIFE, an overview of a partnership approach to sustainable tourism in the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark
10.20 John Galloway, Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark
The Copper Coast – Small and Sustainable
10.30 Richard Watson: Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark
10.40 João Carlos Nunes, Azores UNESCO Global Geopark
Azores UNESCO Global Geopark (geo)tourism strategy: why sustainability matters!
10.50 Alexandru Andrassanu,Hateg Country Dinosaurs UNESCO GLOBAL Geopark
Volunteers program in Hateg Geopark
11.00 Barnabás Korbély, Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark
Geotour guide trainings: involving local communities and strengthening sustainable geotourism in Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark, Hungary
Question & Answer Session
11.10 All presenters will be asked to gather on the podium to answer questions from the floor.
11.30 Coffee break in the foyer of the hotel
11.30 – 12.30 Display of Geoparks

Information leaflets and examples of sustainable tourism activities at stands in the foyer of the hotel