Southeastern Europe
working group

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about us

The working group 1 (wg 1) was founded in May 1995 on the initiative of Bulgaria as an open structure to all countries, societies and individuals of South-Eastern Europe. Members from each participating country nominated national contacts. The first members of the group were Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and FR Yugoslavia. Croatia joined the group in 1996, Turkey in 1998, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2001, and Hungary in 2005. Represents a network of geological experts entrusted to develop and advance institutional geoconservation knowledge and experience and to fulfil the objectives of ProGEO and its policy. The wg1 network brings together geoscience/geoconservation experts and groups from governmental and nongovernmental organizations, academic and research institutes and from the private sector. Members are mainly experts with background in earth sciences such as geology and geography, as well as education. We aim to provide nature conservation and geoscientific institutions with expertise, practical advice and information for geoconservation policy development, particularly in terms of identification of geological heritage sites, relevant regulations, management of geosites and geoconservation based on sustainable development. The wg1 encompasses more than 200 members scatter across the South-Eastern European region (Andorra; Albania; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia And Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; France; Gibraltar; Greece Italy; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Slovenia; Spain; Switzerland; Turkey). Members meet annually to are promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, networking and best practices regarding geoconservation at the regional level. These annual working meetings are very important to assess the group activities and progress of several assigned task and projects. The working group aims: Promote an exchange of ideas and information between members and provide a permanent network between geoscientists - young and experienced geoscientists. Encourage and support geoconservation in its widest interpretation by publishing joint publications and other communication tools and channels to foster communication and understanding between different stakeholders and disciplines engaged in geoconservation. Organise and/or support meetings and events for relevant institutions and on various relevant topics, including education, science, training on geoconservation, in order to promote professional development and competency. Provide information about geoconservation standards to policy and decision makers at national and international levels. Achieve a better public understanding of all matters to do with geoconservation and promote the contribution of geosciences to the society.

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history

The working group 1 (wg 1) was founded in May 1995 on the initiative of Bulgaria as an open structure to all countries, societies and individuals of South-Eastern Europe. Members from each participating country nominated national contacts. The first members of the group were Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and FR Yugoslavia. Croatia joined the group in 1996, Turkey in 1998, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2001, and Hungary in 2005. Represents a network of geological experts entrusted to develop and advance institutional geoconservation knowledge and experience and to fulfil the objectives of ProGEO and its policy. The wg1 network brings together geoscience/geoconservation experts and groups from governmental and nongovernmental organizations, academic and research institutes and from the private sector. Members are mainly experts with background in earth sciences such as geology and geography, as well as education. We aim to provide nature conservation and geoscientific institutions with expertise, practical advice and information for geoconservation policy devel

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activities

October 2008, Croatia

September 2007, Slovenia

Rab Island Meeting

 

May 2006, Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 2005, Albania

 Annual meeting in Sarajevo

Members met in Tirana to celebrate its  tenth anniversary

June 2004, Serbia and Montenegro

September 2003, Romania

Annual meeting in Belgrade

Annual meeting in Bucharest

September 2002, Ireland

May 2002, Turkey

Conference on Natural and Cultural Landscapes, the Geological Foundation" and third ProGEO General Assembly in Dublin

Annual meeting in Ankara

September 2001, Greece

September 2000, Turkey

8th Congress of the Greek Geological Society, WG workshop in Athens

 

November 1999, Spain

June 1998, Bulgaria

Third International ProGEO Symposium in Madrid

4th International ProGEO Congress "Geological Heritage of Europe" in Belogradchik

June 1997, Estonia

November 1996, Bulgaria

Second ProGEO General Assembly in Tallinn

 

May 1996, Italy

May 1995, Bulgaria

Second International ProGEO Symposium in Rome

First ProGEO sub-regional meeting in Sofia

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