On September 7-14, a meeting was held in Iceland as part of the project “Geotourism and geoparks – development of education in Earth sciences and the environment for sustainable societies” financed by the EEA and Norwegian funds.
The project leaders are the Department of General Geology and Geotourism of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, while the partners of the South Iceland University consortium together with the Katla UNESCO Global Geopark and Holy Cross Mountains UNESCO Global Geopark.
The meeting included seminars, a conference and a series of field trips organized by the Icelandic side.
In addition to getting to know Icelandic experiences in the field of geotourism, geo-site management and geological education, we had the opportunity to present and promote good practices in this area in the Holy Cross Mountains UNESCO Global Geopark.
Let us add that as part of this project, a training guide for students to the area of the Świętokrzyski Geopark will be prepared and printed. The summary meeting will be held next year in September in Kielce, where we will host our Karkowski and Icelandic partners.
The implementation of the project is part of the Geopark’s statutory activities related to the development of network cooperation within the framework of the Global Global Geopark Network, including the UNESCO Global Geopark Network.