Program

8th – 14th July 2019, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

This Summer University is credited with 3 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System)

The inscription is free of charge but mandatory

General Program

VENUE: Geosciences Auditorium UTAD

8 July
8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00-10:30

Opening ceremony

Artur Sá, Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair on “Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles;

Elizabeth Silva, Portuguese National Comission for UNESCO;

Alexandre Guedes, Porto and North of Portugal Entity of Tourism;

Pedro Machado, Center of Portugal Entity of Tourism;

Margarida Belém, Mayor of Arouca and President of Arouca Geopark Association;

Mafalda Vaz de Carvalho, Vila Real City Councillor;

Rui Mendes, Baião Municipality;

Nuno Vaz, Geosciences Centre

Artur Cristóvão, Vice-Rector for the Planning and Internationalization of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

 

Coffee break

10:30-11:15

Session 1

Plenary Conference

UNESCO Scientific Programmes and the relationships with UNESCO Global Geoparks (Elizabeth Silva, Portuguese NatCom)

11:15-12:00

Session 2

Plenary Conference

European Atlantic Geotourism Route: A challenging project for Sustainable Development (Artur Sá, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)

12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00

Session 3

Mapping the physical and visual user’s experience on walking trails (Martinho Lourenço, Luis Quaresma & Frederico Rodrigues, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
15:00-15:40

Session 4

Geoparks in Latin America and Caribbean and Sustainable Development (Emmaline M. Rosado González, UNESCO Chair on Geoparks, Sustainable Regional Development and Healthy Lifestyles)
15:40-16:10 Coffe break
16:10-17:00

Session 5

Management and territorial planning: the value of partnerships (Emanuel Castro, Estrela Aspiring Geopark, Portugal)
17:00-17:50

Session 6

Geoconservation as added value for territorial development (Maria Helena Henriques, Geosciences Centre of University of Coimbra, Portugal)
18:00 Welcoming Porto wine
9 July
9:00-11:00

Session 7

Workshop on Geoparks and the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (Elizabeth Silva, Portuguese National Forum of UNESCO Global Geoparks / Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:20

Session 8

The value of the transnational cooperation programmes: the case of the Atlantic Geoparks project (Maria Goy, DEX Consulting, Spain)
12:20-14:20 Lunch
14:20-15:00

Session 9

Challenges and opportunities in management of a transboundary UNESCO Global Geopark: the case of Marble Arch Caves UGGp (Grainne O´Connor, Marble Arch UNESCO Global Geopark, North Ireland)
15:00-15:40

Session 10

Integrating Geo-education within early years learning and schools – an Irish Geo park’s experience (Robbie Galvin, Cooper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark, Irland)
16:00-17:30 Transfer to Vilarelho da Raia (Portuguese-Spanish border)
17:30-19:30

Session 11

Historical heritage and tourism for local development, the case of the transboundary route of smuggling: Walking trail in Vilarelho da Raia (Community Centre of Vilarelho da Raia)
19:30 Dinner in Vilarelho da Raia and transfer to Vila Real
10 July
7:00-23:00

Session 12

Workshop experiences and challenges of building a Geopark project: field trip to Estrela Aspiring Geopark (Estrela Geopark Association)
11 July
9:40-10:20

Session 13

Traditions and local products as basis for the development and territorial promotion of a UNESCO Global Geopark: the case of Terras de Cavaleiros UGGp (Antónia Morais, Terras de Cavaleiros UNESCO Global Geopark, Portugal)
10:20-10:50 Coffe break
10:50-11:40

Session 14

Nine islands and 19 municipalities in one UNESCO Global Geopark: present and future challenges of the Azores UNESCO Global Geopark (Salomé Meneses, Azores UNESCO Global Geopark, Portugal)
11:40-12:30

Session 15

Challenges and futures perspectives of the GeoLAC (Patricio Melo, Araripe UNESCO Global Geopark, Brazil)
12:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:20

Session 16

Emerging trends in the UNESCO Global Geparks: geotourism monitoring (Ronaldo Gabriel, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
15:20-16:10

Session 17

Management and communication of geological heritage (Leire Barriuso, Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark, Spain)
 

16:10-16:40

Coffe break
16:40-17:20

Session 18

An aspiring Geopark in Britain (NW France): an opportunity for territorial development (Noemi Courant, Amorique Aspiring Geopark, France)
17:20-18:00

Session 19

The Commonwealth of Sustainable Municipalities of Cantabria in the way to become a UNESCO Global Geopark (Javier Hernández and Jaime Bonachea, Mancomunidad de Municipios Sostenibles de Cantabria, Spain)
12 July
7:30-21:00

Session 20

Governance and productive projects: Field trip to Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark (Arouca Geopark Association)
13 July
8:00-11:30

Session 21

Transboundary festival: Green exercise and health benefits. Walking trail in the Meadas range (Helena Moreira, Ronaldo Gabriel & Ana Alencoão, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
11:30-13:00 Lectures on heritage and sustainable development in the interpretation centre of Meadas
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Evaluation
14:30 -18:00 Visit to Lamego region: natural and cultural heritage sites
14 July
8:00 – 18:00

Session 22

Transboundary festival: historical heritage, evolution of landscape and sustainable development. Cruise ship visit to Douro Valley. (Helena Moreira, Ronaldo Gabriel & Ana Alencoão, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
18:30 – 19:00 Closing ceremony
20:00 Farewell dinner

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