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Global Network of Geoparks

The  Global Geoparks Network  (GGN), to which the UNESCO Global Geoparks must adhere, is a legally constituted non-profit organization financed with the annual membership fee.

Founded in 2004, it is a dynamic network, in which its members are committed to working together, exchanging ideas and participating in common projects to raise the quality standards of all the products and practices of the UNESCO Global Geoparks.

GGN members meet every two years, operating through regional networks, such as the European Geoparks Network, which meets twice a year to develop and promote joint activities.


The GGN continues to grow, drawing on new experiences and insights from different cultures spread across the globe. Continuously developing models of best practices and establishing high quality standards for territories that integrate the preservation of geological heritage in their strategies for sustainable regional economic development.

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