EGN and GGN
Geoparks, a new nature conservation concept, came into existence with the establishment of the European Geoparks Network in 2000. The institution is responsible for the registration and coordination of Geoparks within the borders of Europe. It operates in coordination with international organizations such as UNESCO, IUGS and IUCN. Kula is the 58th member Geopark of the European Geoparks Network.
How to become a geopark?
Geopark status is an internationally recognized quality certificate. Geopark status is only granted for 4 years as a result of the examination of an independent expert delegation affiliated to the European Geoparks Network (EGN) and UNESCO Global Geoparks Network (GGN). There is no validity for any site to declare itself as a Geopark without obtaining approval from these two organizations.
Click for the areas in the UNESCO Global Geopark Network.