Geopark networks

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Global Geopark Network

In 2004, UNESCO founded the Global Geoparks Networks (GGN). The CGN has a total of 177 territories throughout the world (46 countries) and includes European Geoparks.

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European Geopark Network

In Europe, Geoparks are grouped together in a single network, The European Geoparks Network (EGN). At present, the EGN comprises 94 territories in 28 countries. Such a network makes it easy for different territories to communicate with each other, and facilitates cooperation on projects of scientific, promotional or educational nature.

Founded in 2000 and backed by the UNESCO right from the start, the European Geoparks Network (EGN) is a voluntary grouping together of territories that share the same interests and the same approaches to conservation, valorization and promotion of their heritage, the natural heritage in particular.

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National Committee of French Geoparks

The National Committee of French Geoparks (Comité National des Géoparcs de France), created in 2014, is an association (under the French law of 1901) that groups together the recognised "UNESCO Global Geoparks". In line with UNESCO principles and ethics, the purposes of this association are:

To officially represent France's Geoparks at the various official departmental, regional, national and international bodiesTo coordinate the activity of the Global Geoparks on a national levelTo create and promote new Global Geoparks, providing support, assistance and advice to aspiring territoriesTo present new French Geopark applications to UNESCO along with guidance on how to prioritise them should there be multiple applications at the same timeTo cooperate and share experiences, particularly within the Comité National des Géoparcs de France and the GGNTo promote Geoparks and Earth heritage sites at national and international levels
There are 7 UNESCO Geoparks in France, including Beaujolais UNESCO Global Geopark.
Discover the 6 others :
Géoparc des Causses du Quercy
Géoparc des Monts d'Ardèche
Géoparc du Luberon
Géoparc de Haute-Provence
Géoparc des Bauges
Géoparc du Chablais