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The application for membership of the Geopark Carnic Alps in the "Global Geopark Net-work, supported by UNESCO" was successful...

From July 18-21, 2011 the GeoPark was visited by Dr. Charalampos Fassoulas from Greece and Dr. Henning Zellmer from Germany as representatives of the European and global Geopark Network. Aim of the visit was to evaluate the Application Dossier of the Geopark to become member of the Network and to gain own impressions about the in- and outdoor facilities and activities. The result of this inspection was the base for a decision on September 16, 2011 about the membership of the Network.


The admission to the "Global-Geopark-Netzwork, supported by UNESCO"

Since March 8, 2012 the Geopark Carnic Alps is official member of the European and global Geopark Network, supported from UNESCO.

The Memberhsip has many benefits, among others:

•    Increase of awareness and recognition of the Geopark beyond Austria

•    Chances for cooperation with more than 50 Geoparks in Europe

•    Exchange of experience in marketing and promotion activities

•    Execution of joint project for the development of the rural area

•    Certificate to fulfil global quality criteria

•    Recognition as international partner in project and tourism activities.

To date, 90 Geoparks from 27 countries are members of the European and global Geopark Network. 


Information about the European network are here.

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