Meeting 26 FEBRUARY 15:30 Multicenter Municipality Sitia Sitias Geopark - World Geopark by UNESCO Εngine of growth of the local economy and the alternative tourism. Examples from other Greek & Global Geoparks’’

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Meeting 26 FEBRUARY

15:30 Multicenter Municipality Sitia

Sitias Geopark - World Geopark by UNESCO

Εngine  of growth of the local economy and the alternative tourism.

Examples from other Greek & Global Geoparks’’

 15.30: Arrival - Distribution of information material of Geopark

16.00: Greetings:

             Sitias Geopark Management Committee

             Greetings of formals

16.45: " Sitias Geopark benchmark for alternative tourism the promotion and development of the local economy "

             Leonidas Terzis President DOKAS, Alderman Sitia

17.00: "The Global Geoparks Network and the creation of the New

             Geoparks Programme of UNESCO »

             Dr. Nikolaos Zouros, President of GGN Association, Coordinator of EGN and Director of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos

17.20: «An introduction to Vulkaneifel Geopark: emergence of Geopark, management  and operational structures »

             Dr.Schü ller, Andreas Josef Vulkaneifel Geopark (Germany)

17.40: "Troodos Development Strategy: The Geopark as central rallying theme "

             Clelia Kingdom, Director Development Company Troodos, Cyprus

17.55: "Networking and support of the local enterprises at World Geopark Psiloritis »

            Dimitris Pattakos, Director "AKOMM Ida Development SA TAB

18.10: Break - Coffee - Buffet

18.40: "Geopark of Lesvos: The 12 years of experience - promotion of efforts geological heritage and contribution to sustainable development through of geotourism. " 

Elias Valiakos, Geologist Petrified Natural History Museum forest of Lesvos

18.55: "The emergence of geological and natural heritage of Psiloritis through the institution of the  European Geoparks".

           Dr. Char. Fassoulas, NHMC, Greek Forum Geopark Coordinator, Psiloritis Geopark Management Commission.

19.15: "Geosynthesis in Vikos Geopark - Aoos'

              Pashos Panagiotis, Dr. Geologist IGME Sci. partner Vikos Aoos Geopark  "The Geoparks  of Vikos - Aoos and the promotion through the creation of selected thematic routes' Charitakis Papaioannou, biologist Geopark Vikos - Aoos, Epirus Development SA

19.30: "Geological heritage and Geoparks

            Irene  Theodosius, Pr. Commission for the Conservation of Geological Heritage OCL

19.45: "Geopark Troodos: The path towards accession to the European Networks and Global Geoparks and objectives for the future "

              Dr. Efthimios Tsiolakis Geological Survey of Cyprus

20.00: "Geotrails in Crete"

           Elpida Athanassouli Geologist IGME

20.15: "Geopark Sitia: From utopian thought in world Geopark network"

                          Vangelis Perakis, Sitia Geopark

20.30: "The underground world of World Sitias Geopark " Caloust Paragamian, Biologist, Director of Institute

              Greece Research caving (INSPEE)

20.45: "Virtual tour in Sitias Geopark"

             Knowing the geodiversity and geotourism potential

             Spyros Staridas, Geologist, MSc, Cartographer, GIS & Web GIS Specialist

21.00: "The Environmental Education in Sitias Geopark"

             Sophia Tsantiraki ET CCI Ierapetra

 Discussion - Conclusions