DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES :
The Third Autumn University (training session III) of the European H2020 GEOPARK Project will take place from 7 to 10 November 2017 in Paris. The objective of this one-week training is to strengthen the educational programme and capacity building (students and professionals) in Geoparks, taking into account local features and issues as a systemic approach (heritage, education, territory, geology, tourism, etc.).
Chaired by Professor Yves Girault from National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris, this third training session questions the links between Geoparks and geotourism development, with special focus on education. Within the same theme, the consortium decided to integrate the workshop of the GEOPARK Project as an introduction to this training session; in order to situate students in the centre of actual issues in the field of education in Geoparks and protected areas. We welcome specialists from China, France, Mexico, Spain, and USA.