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12th European Geoparks Conference

From 4th to 7th of September, 2013 in Parco Nazionale del Cilento e del Vallo di Diano

(Vallo della Lucania, 23 Nov 12) From 4th to 7th of September the 12th European Geoparks international Conference will take place in Ascea: it was established during the European Geoparks Network Conference which occurred in Norway in 2011.
Italy, represented by a delegation from the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, managed to beat Ireland and won the opportunity to host the prestigious event.

The Park's President Amilcare Troiano expressed great satisfaction at this choice: "drawing an exaggerated comparison I would say that it is like having been charged with organizing the Olympics, but in this case the Olympics focus on the protection and promotion of Earth's geological heritage. After our Park was added to the prestigious Geoparks List in 2010, we will have the unique opportunity to show experts and researchers from all over the world the geological, biological, historical, cultural and gastronomical values of our protected area which is also the biggest geopark in Europe".

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