One of the fundamental features of a UNESCO Global Geopark is its commitment to cooperation through global, regional, and national networks.
Collaboration between Geoparks is essential to encourage the sharing of best practices and discovery of innovative ways to carry out their missions.
The global network
The Global Geoparks Network (GGN) was founded in 2004. It is a dynamic network that now includes 161 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 44 countries.
Its members work together to promote the label’s visibility and quality. They meet every two years at a congress during which commissions discuss ways to improve and develop joint tools.
The European network
The European Geoparks Network (EGN) was created in 2000 by four European Geoparks.
This network now has 74 Geoparks in 24 European countries. Its members meet twice a year.
Other regional networks have also emerged: the Asia Pacific Geoparks Network, the Latin America and Caribbean Geoparks Network, and (since 2019) an African Geoparks Network.
The French network
The French network includes seven Geoparks represented by the Comité National des Géoparcs de France ( National Committee for the Geoparks of France). These seven areas have a rich geological heritage of international value that helps us better understand how our planet functions.
“Our history and the history of the Earth cannot be separated. Its origins are our origins, its history is our history, and its future will be our future.”Dignes-les-Bains Declaration, 1991.