Programme

Hours Sep. 7th
Thursday
Sep. 8th
Friday
Sep. 9th
Saturday
08h30-09h00 Late Registration
09h00-09h30 Mid-Conference Field Trip Sessions
09h30-10h00 Opening Ceremony
(Authorities & Invited Persons)
10h00-10h30
10h30-11h00 Opening Ceremony
Musical Performance
11h00-11h30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
11h30-12h00 Invited Speaker - UNESCO
(Patrick McKeever)
Sessions
(**)
12h00-12h30 Invited Speaker - GGN Association
(Nickolaos Zouros)
12h30-13h00 Invited Speaker - Green Destinations
(Albertus Salman)
13h00-14h30 LUNCH LUNCH
14h30-14h45 Sessions
(*)
Workshop "GEOHAZARDS IN GEOPARKS"
14h45-15h00
15h00-15h15
15h15-15h30
15h30-15h45
15h45-16h00
16h00-16h30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16h30-16h45 Workshop "GEOPARKS & GEOTOURISM IN VOLCANIC AREAS" Closing Session & Revalidations Awards
16h45-17h00
17h00-17h15
17h15-17h30
17h30-17h45
17h45-18h00
18h00-18h30 free free
18h30-19h00 free
19h00-19h30 "GEOTOURISM FAIR" opening & launch of CTT Stamps Edition "Azores Geosites & Geolandscapes"
19h30-20h00
20h00-20h30 DINNER FINAL DINNER
20h30-21h00
21h00-21h30 (GEO)FAIR AZORES 2017
21h30-22h00 (GEO)FAIR AZORES 2017
22h00-22h30 (GEO)FAIR AZORES 2017
22h30-23h00

(*) and GGN Working Group "Geoparks on Volcanic Areas" Closed Meeting

(**) and Geopark Evaluators meeting Closed Meeting

The 14th European Geoparks Conference takes place in S. Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago, Portugal, in 7th – 9th, September 2017. Post-conference Field Trips will take place on the islands of Flores and Corvo (PCFT4) and on the islands of Faial, S. Jorge and Pico (PCFT3), on the period 10th to 13th, September.

Organized by the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark, under the theme “Geoparks: Pathways of Sustainable Tourism for Development”, the EGN AZORES 2017 Conference is preceded by the European Geoparks Network Advisory Committee meeting, in September 5th, and the European Geoparks Network Coordination Committee meeting, in September 6th.

The EGN AZORES 2017 Conference sessions (7th & 9th , Sep.) occur at the “Teatro Micaelense - Cultural and Conference Centre”, in Ponta Delgada city, S. Miguel Island. The EGN CC Meeting (6th , Sep.) takes place at the University of Azores, in Ponta Delgada city, S. Miguel Island.

The detailed programme for the EGN AZORES 2017 Conference can be found here.

A Mid-conference field trip (8th , Sep.) is open to all the conference participants, to discover and enjoy the wonders of S. Miguel Island, on 3 different thematic tours to register upon your professional and personal wishes.

A all set of social and cultural events are also planned during the EGN AZORES 2017 Conference most of them in downtown Ponta Delgada city – namely at the “Portas do Mar” area – in direct connection with the stakeholders of the Azores UGG and the local population.

A special program for accompanying persons is envisaged for the period 7th to 9th , September, with great activities and discovers of S. Miguel island geolandscapes and architectonic, cultural and ethnographic peculiarities. So, bring along your family and friends and join us in the Azores Geopark!

Sep. 4th
Monday
Sep. 5th
Tuesday
Sep. 6th
Wednesday
Sep. 7th
Thursday
Sep. 8th
Friday
Sep. 9th
Saturday
Sep. 10th
Sunday
Sep. 11th
Monday
Sep. 12th
Tuesday
Sep. 13th
Wednesday
Travelling and Arrival of EGN
AC members
EGN AC MEETING
(closed meeting)
Travelling and Arrival of EGN
CC members
EGN CC MEETING
(closed meeting)
Travelling and Arrival of
conference participants
14th EGN Conference
Opening Ceremony
&
Scientific Sessions
14th EGN Conference
Mid-Conference Field Trip
(including Pic-nic lunch)
14th EGN Conference
Scientific Sessions
Post-Conference
Field Trips Nr.1 to 4
(Optional)
Day 1
Post-Conference
Field Trips Nr. 1 to 4
(Optional)
Day 2
Post-Conference
Field Trips Nr. 1 to 4
(Optional)
Day 3
Post-Conference
Field Trips Nr. 3
(Optional)
Extra Day
Working Lunch Working Lunch
14th EGN Conference
Scientific Sessions
14th EGN Conference
Scientific Sessions
AC members
Welcome Dinner
AC & CC members
Welcome Dinner
Conference
"ice-breaker"
Light Dinner Closing Dinner
Tourism Fair and Local Products Exhibition