Program

3rd – 14th July 2017, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

Day #1 – 3rd July 2017

8:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:30 Opening ceremony (Aula Magna)
11:30 – 12:30 Plenary Conference
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:30                                      Sessions 1
  GEOPARKS UNESCO Global Geoparks: an odyssey of passion (Artur Sá, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Territorial Development and funding projects (João Carlos Pinho, Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark and ADRIMAG LAG)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Assessing nature exposure and health benefits (Ronaldo Gabriel, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Rock-art as a global heritage (Mila Simões de Abreu, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

Day #2 – 4th July 2017

9:00 – 12:30                                      Sessions 2
  GEOPARKS National Fora of UNESCO Global Geoparks as a primary mechanism for the assertion of UNESCO Global Geoparks and aspiring territories (Elizabeth Silva, Portuguese National Forum of UNESCO Global Geoparks / Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Governance for Sustainable Development (Hermínia Gonçalves & Timothy Koehnen, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Ecosystem services and well-being under different scenarios of land use and climate change (Samantha Jane Hughes, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Heritage fostering tourism in Mountain territories (Anna Giorgi, UNIMONTI, University of Milan)
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00                                      Sessions 3
  GEOPARKS Science in UNESCO Global Geoparks: a powerful tool to enhance awareness and understanding of key global issues as geological resources and natural hazards (João Carlos Nunes, University of Azores)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Enterprise Social Responsibility and Enterprise Sustainable Development: the example of the Manuel António da Mota Foundation (Rui Pedroto, CEO Manuel António da Mota Foundation)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Green Exercise (Helena Moreira, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Museums and sustainable development (Luis Jorge Gonçalves, University of Lisbon & Mila Simões de Abreu, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
18:00-20:00 Cultural event – Vila Real Municipality / guided tour in the city and Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing process UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

Day #3 – 5th July 2017

8:00 – 20:00 Field trip – Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark

Day #4 – 6th July 2017

9:00 – 12:30                                      Sessions 4
  GEOPARKS Geo-education, geo-communication and community participation as key-targets in UNESCO Global Geoparks: experiences from Bergstrasse-Odenwald UNESCO Global Geopark, Germany (Jutta Weber, Bergstrasse-Odenwald UNESCO Global Geopark)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Alto Douro Wine Region WHS: challenges in the management of complex territory (Helena Teles, Mission Douro and North Coordination and Regional Development Commission – CCDRN)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Scientific citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles (Mário Santos, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Indigenous culture and Geoheritage preservation (José Luis Palacio, National Autonomous University of Mexico)
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00                                      Sessions 5
  GEOPARKS Geoparks and community engagement (Alexandru Andrasanu, University of Bucharest, Romania)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable and responsible tourism (Xerardo Pereiro, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Nature, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Francisco Cardoso, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Landscape as an open Museum (Luis Jorge Gonçalves, University of Lisbon & Mila Simões de Abreu, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
18:00-20:00 Healthy lifestyles activity – Oriented walking by the Running and Walking Centre of Vila Real

Day #5 – 7th July 2017

9:00 – 12:30                                      Sessions 6
  GEOPARKS Geotourism: concept and challenges towards the future development of the UNESCO Global Geoparks (Artur Sá, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro & Armindo Jacinto, Naturtejo da Meseta Meridional UNESCO Global Geopark)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Animation of Development Projects (Timothy Koehnen, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Sustainable coastal tourism and recreation (João Zamith, Surf Clube Viana do Castelo / CAR Surf Viana do Castelo)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Principles for cultural heritage interpretation and cultural mediation (Martín Gómez-Ullate, University of Extremadura)
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00                                      Sessions 7
  GEOPARKS Economic impacts of UNESCO Global Geoparks: the case study of Arouca Global Geopark (António Carlos Duarte, Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Partnerships. A tool to promote good tourism practices (Veronique Joukes, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Activities (Luís Quaresma, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE
18:30 Departure to Terras de Cavaleiros UNESCO Global Geopark

Day #6 –8th July 2017

8:00 – 20:00 Field trip – Terras de Cavaleiros UNESCO Global Geopark

Day #7 – 9th July 2017

8:00 – 20:00 Field trip – Meseta Iberica transborder Biosphere Reserve and Douro Internacional Natural Park
22:00 Departure to Vila Real

Day #8 – 10th July 2017

9:00 – 12:30                                      Sessions 8
  GEOPARKS Geoconservation: general concepts and inventorying process (Luis Carcavilla, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Biodiversity and the territorial development (Helena Freitas, UNESCO Chair in Biodiversity Safeguard for Sustainable Development, University of Coimbra)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Sports sciences perspectives on using technology to measure human biological and behavioural responses (António Jaime Sampaio, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Reading the landscape. Man and the transformation of the environment (Luis Jorge Gonçalves, University of Lisbon)
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00                                      Sessions 9
  GEOPARKS Challenges on territorial development during the building of an Aspiring Geopark Project (Emanuel Castro, Estrela Aspiring Geopark)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Challenges managing the biggest Biosphere Reserve of Europe (Helena Videira, Meseta Iberica Transborder Biosphere Reserve
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Nature Health and Running (Paulo Costa, CEO Global Sport)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE

Day #9 – 11th July 2017

9:00 – 12:30                                      Sessions 10
  GEOPARKS Geoheritage management and didactic approaches (Ánchel Belmonte Ribas, Sobrarbe-Pirineos UNESCO Global Geopark)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Azores Archipelago: A network of protected areas with multiple international designations (Manuel Paulino Costa, Azores Regional Secretariat for Energy, Environment and Tourism)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Soft Mobility (Amadeu Borges, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Landscape, art and sustainable development (Luis Jorge Gonçalves & Claudia Matos Pereira, University of Lisbon)
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00                                      Sessions 11
  GEOPARKS Building a good GEO-story: keys for the dissemination and communication of the geological heritage (Asier Hilario, Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable Rural Development: trends and challenges (Artur Cristóvão, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Genetics, Wellbeing and Nature (Estela Bastos, University of Trás-os Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Culture, History and Identity as engine for the territorial development: the case of Grutas del Palacio UNESCO Global Geopark (Cesar Goso, University of the Republic, Uruguay)
18:00-20:00 Healthy lifestyles activity – Oriented walking by the Running and Walking Centre of Vila Real

Day #10 – 12th July 2017

8:00 – 20:00 Field trip – Alto Douro Wine Region (WHS) or Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites of Côa Valley (WHS) and Municipality of Sabrosa (Hometown of Ferdinand Magellan)

Day #11 – 13th July 2017

9:00 – 12:30                                      Sessions 12
  GEOPARKS Geoparks in Latin America: an overview (José Luis Palacio, National Autonomous University of Mexico)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Wine, Culture and Territories (Bianchi de Aguiar, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Assessing people’s preferences and needs in green parks (Frederico Meireles Rodrigues, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE The Côa Valley World Heritage Site (Alexandra Cerveira Lima, Porto Municipality & António Martinho Baptista Côa Museum Foundation)
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00                                      Sessions 13
  GEOPARKS Geoethics and Gender Equality in geoparks and its relevance for the achievement of the Agenda 2030 Goals (Elizabeth Silva, Portuguese National Forum of Geoparks and Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO)
  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Endogenous development and territorial governance: the example of Araripe UNESCO Global Geopark (Francisco Lima Júnior, Regional University of Cariri, Brazil)
  HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Monitoring Human Health Behavior in Nature (Aurélio Faria, University of Beira Interior)
  HERITAGE & CULTURE Cultural events and “living treasures” as identity manifestations of the territories (Sílvia Marcos, Executive Coordinator Terras de Cavaleiros Geopark Association & Emmaline Rosado, PhD Student UNESCO Chair on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles)
18:00-20:00 Healthy lifestyles activity – Oriented walking by the Running and Walking Centre of Vila Real

Day #12 – 14th July 2017

9:30 – 12:00 Evaluation
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Closing ceremony (Aula Magna)
17:30 – 21:00 Portuguese “Sardinhada” (=grilled sardines) and farewell

 

 

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