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X Symposium ProGEO 2020

X International ProGEO Symposium

Segovia, Spain
8-11th June 2020
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X ProGEO 2020

X Symposium ProGeo 2020

On behalf of the Organising Committee and the European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage (ProGEO), we are pleased to invite you to take part in the Xth International ProGEO Symposium. The meeting is organised by the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME, the Geological Survey of Spain) and will take place in Segovia (Spain) from 8th to 11th of June 2020.

This symposium is an international event open to scientists, students, educators, professionals, decision-makers and anyone involved in geoconservation. The symposium is organized in conjunction with several geoconservation organizations also hosting their meetings in Segovia during the same dates. These include:

- a Workshop of the IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG),
- the 1st Workshop on Geoheritage of Volcanic Islands,
- the 4th Meeting of ProGEO’s Southwest Europe Regional Working Group,
- a meeting of the African Geoconservation Group of the EU-funded PanAfGeo project, and
- a meeting of the Geoherithage Commission of the Association of Ibero-American Geological and Mining Surveys (ASGMI).

The Symposium will provide the opportunity to discuss the new challenges and threats in global geoconservation. The knowledge and experience acquired within ProGEO during the last decades at national, European and global levels projects this scientific organization as the international leader in geoconservation. Recent developments include issues such as methodologies for the inventory of Geological Sites of Interest, geoconservation in natural protected areas, benefits and impact of rural development and geotourism in geoparks, legislation and management in a global conservation framework. The Symposium will promote communication and collaboration amongst the different stake-holders and actors in modern geoheritage conservation from all over the world present at the various joint meetings taking place at Segovia.