Program

9th – 20th July 2018, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

This Summer University is credited with 6 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System)

General Program

9 July

8:30-9:30 Registration
9:30-11:00 Opening ceremony
11:00-11:30 Coffe-break
11:30-12:30 Plenary Conference Representative of Higher Education Section – UNITWIN Programme – UNESCO (Inga Nichanian, UNITWIN Senior Program Assistant for Europe and North America)
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Geoparks concept, history and guidelines: challenges and perspectives (Nickolas Zouros, University of the Aegean and GGN Coordinator) (to be confirmed)
16:00-16:30 Coffe-break
16:30-18:00 Geoparks, Geotourism and territorial outreach (Artur Sá, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
18:00-19:00 Welcome drink

10 July

9:00-10:30 Workshop on Geoparks and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals (Elizabeth Silva, Portuguese National Forum of UNESCO Global Geoparks / Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO)
10:30-11:00 Coffe-break
11:00-12:30 Workshop on Geoparks and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals (Elizabeth Silva, Portuguese National Forum of UNESCO Global Geoparks / Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO)
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Geoconservation and Geoeducation towards a full citizenship (Ánchel Belmonte Ribas, Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark)
16:00-16:30 Coffe-break
16:30-18:00 Geoparks for all with inclusive strategies + Virtual Reallity Lab Workshop (Alejandra Garcia-Frank, Universidad Complutense Madrid)
18:30-19:30 Geo-Yoga Class (Healthy Lifestyle activity in the Geology Museum of UTAD)

11 July

8:00-20:00 Workshop Governance and productive projects

Field trip to Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark (Arouca Geopark Association)

12 July

9:00-10:30 Geoparks: partnerships and networking (Artur Sá, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
10:30-11:00 Coffe-break
11:00-12:30 Territorial Development in the Araripe UNESCO Global Geopark: building governance through education (Francisco Lima Junior, Regional University of Cariri)
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 UNESCO Global Geoparks in Latin America and Caribbean and their contribution to Agenda 2030 (Emmaline Rosado, PhD Student UNESCO Chair on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles)
16:00-16:30 Coffe-break
16:30 – 18:00 Geoparks management strategies: a permanent challenge (António Carlos Duarte, Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark)
18:30-19:30 Cultural activity in Traga-Mundos Book-Store

13 July

9:00-9:50 A changing climate in Portugal: from drivers to impacts (João Santos, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
9:50-10:10 Coffe-break
10:10-12:30 Discussion panel: UNESCO labels and Climate Change: Impacts for the territories (Elizabeth Silva, Emanuel Castro, João Santos, Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO, Estrela Aspiring Geopark, University of Algarve, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro,)
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:20 The challenges of Climate Change for the local policy makers (Lidia Terra, Municipality of Loulé)
15:20-15:40 Coffe-break
15:40-18:00 Discussion panel: Natural Hazards and Climate Change: building resilient societies (Artur Cristóvão, João Cabral, João Honrado, Lidia Terra, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, CIBIO-University of Porto, Municipality of Loulé)

14 July

8:00-20:00 Workshop on Resilience to climate change, environmental management, heritage and sustainability

Field trip to Douro Wine Region World Heritage Site (Helena Teles, João Cabral, Mário Gonzalez Pereira, Mila Abreu, CCDRN & University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

15 July

FREE DAY 

16 July

8:30-12:30 Workshop on Territorial management strategies for Sustainable Development

Walking Trail in the Portuguese Inner Road to Santiago de Compostela (Xerardo Pereiro and Jaime Sampaio, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-18:00 Workshop on Bisalhães black pottery Intangible Cultural Heritage manufacturing process (Edgar Bernardo and Gonçalo Mota, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

17 July

Workshop on Territorial management strategies for Sustainable Development

Field trip in the Portuguese Inner Road to Santiago de Compostela (Xerardo Pereiro and Jaime Sampaio, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

08:30 Meeting point
09:30 Visit to Tresminas Roman gold mines
10:30 Visit to Pedras Salgadas Ecopark
12:30 Visit to Vidago termal springs
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Visit to Chaves termal springs and museum
17:00 Eurocity venue in Vilaverde da Raia
18:30 Walking trail to Vilarelho da Raia: Transboundary route of smuggling (Portugal-Spain bourder)
19:30 Dinner in Vilarelho da Raia

18 July

8:00-20:00 Transboundary Festival: Territory and Healthy Lifestyles (Helena Moreira  and Ronaldo Gabriel, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

19 July

8:00-20:00 Workshop on experiences and challenges of building an Aspiring Geopark

Field trip to Estrela Aspiring Geopark (Estrela Geopark Association)

20 July

9:00-10:30 Evaluation
10:30-11:00 Coffe-break
11:00-12:00 Unsustainable development: lessons from Sudan (Shadia Taha, University of Cambridge)
12:00-12:30 TOP Project: a new initiative to develop awarnes about UNESCO Global Geoparks in Portugal (Paulo Costa, Global Sport Portugal)
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 Plenary Conference – Patricio Melo, Council of UNESCO Global Geoparks
15:30-16:30 Closing ceremony
17:00 Portuguese “Sardinhada” (=grilled sardines) and farewell

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