WELCOME

to the Karavanke / Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark
The Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark welcomes the 41st European Geopark Network Coordination Committee Meeting, between 19th and 24th of March 2018. The meeting will take place in Culture house „Kulturni dom“ in Bleiburg/Pliberk, Austria.

The crossborder Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark is located between Slovenia and Austria and it extends among two 2,000 m high Alpine peaks Peca/Petzen and Košuta/Koschuta. It is characterized by very rich geological diversitiy, rich mining, iron and coal-mining tradition. The outstanding geological heritage mirrors in an enormous variety of rare plant and animal species, from very lower parts to highest peaks of the Geopark.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark.

program highlights

Don't miss our fieldtrips
Explore

Explore

Explore the underground labyrinth and do some paddling almost 700 m below the surface! This will be the most unique experience for you ever! It will leave you breathless!
Discover

Discover

The incomparable mix of nature and mankind, the symbiosis of 200 million years of history and modern technology, that certainly will not leave you indifferent.
Experience

Experience

Mother Factory – the Ravne Ironworks is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the centuries-long tradition of the steelmaking company.
Enjoy

Enjoy

Secrets written in stone! Enjoy one of the highest free-falling waterfall in Europe, a 1.500-year-old pilgrimage site with St. Rosalia cave and spring and many more.

AGENDA

Overview to explore what will happen
18:00 - 20:00
Brauhaus Breznik

Dinner for the AC Members

Dinner for the AC Members will be at Brauhaus Breznik in Pliberk/Bleiburg
10:00 - 17:00
Kulturni Dom

Advisory Committee Meeting

Advisory Committee Meeting (Kulturni Dom Pliberk/Bleiburg) Meanwhile: Arrival of the European UNESCO Global Geopark representatives in the Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark for the EGN CC Meeting.
19:00 - 21:00
Restaurant

Group dinner

Group dinner (informal “get together event”)
08:30 - 09:30
Kulturni Dom

Registration

Registration service is located in the „Kulturni dom“ Pliberk/Bleiburg, Austria. Register and get your badge!
09:00 - 18:00
Kulturni Dom

GEOfair

The aim of the GEOfair, which will take place in „Kulturni dom“ Pliberk/Bleiburg (in the Sport hall), 21st and 22nd of March 2018, is to promote European Geoparks as the Instrument of Sustainable Development. All 23 European countries (with UGG) are invited to prepare and manage a stand area. The organizers will provide 23 stands/booths … Continue reading GEOfair
19:00 - 21:00
Tanzstudio Kunauer

Social event with dinner

Social event with dinner – We have something special for you! Location: Tanzstudio Kunauer, Bleiburg/Pliberk
09:00 - 13:00
Kulturni Dom

Open session and Pressconference

The main topic of Open session is Sustainable tourism – regional identity in crossborder regions. Internationally important speakers will be invited to present their own view on mentioned topic. The open session will be attended by media representatives, as well all interested public. After the open session we will visit the Geofair.
09:00 - 18:00
Kulturni Dom

GEOfair

The aim of the GEOfair, which will take place in „Kulturni dom“ Pliberk/Bleiburg (in the Sport hall), 21st and 22nd of March 2018, is to promote European Geoparks as the Instrument of Sustainable Development. All 23 European countries (with UGG) are invited to prepare and manage a stand area. The organizers will provide 23 stands/booths … Continue reading GEOfair
20:00 - Open End

Gala Dinner

Look forward to a rich gala dinner with delicacies from the Geopark region – something for every taste!
09:00 - 18:00
Outside

Fieldtrip

Whole-day fieldtrip in Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark (more information). We will discover together the secrets of Karavanke/Karawnken UNESCO Global Geopark  
09:00 - 18:00

Post meeting Fieldtrips

Departure of delegates or for the colleagues who will not depart immediately after the EGN CC Meeting – Post meeting fieldtrips: Option 1: „Post meeting“ adventures, Option 2: „Post meeting“ geological fieldtrip, Option 3: „Post meeting“ cultural experiences, , Option 4: „Post meeting“ UGG Idrija fieldtrip (more information)

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