The Symposium program includes plenary lectures, scientific sessions highlighted by invited keynote lectures and selected oral presentations. All participants are encouraged to contribute with posters. Subscribers are invited to the welcome concert and to the symposium dinner, as well as to other cultural events (detailed information will be given in the next circular). Pre- and post-Symposium field trips are focused on Apulia and Basilicata geosites.

Date Morning Lunch Afternoon Night
Sept. 24 Pre-symposium Gargano or Salento field trip; the field trips have the same time schedule, subscribers must choose one between the two options Symp. concert
    Opening of the registration desk  
Sept. 25 Registration desk
(08:30 – 10:00)

Opening ceremony
(10:00 – 11:00)

Plenary lecture/
Scientific session

(11:00 – 13:00)
Plenary lecture/
Scientific session

(15:00 – 17:00)

Coffee break

Plenary lecture/
Scientific session

(17:30 – 19:30)
poster session
Sept. 26 Plenary lecture/ Scientific session
(08:30 – 10:30)

Coffee break

Plenary lecture/
Scientific session

(11:00 – 13:00)

Closing ceremony

break III Meeting WG ProGeo
(SW Europe)

(room for other working
groups to meet)
(15:00 – 17:00)

SIGEA Workshop on Geological
(in Italian language)
(15:00 – 19:30)

General Assembly
of ProGeo members

(17:30 – 19:30)

Visit to the
old-town of Bari
poster session
Sept. 27-28 Post-symposium field trip
Southern Appennine (first day), Apulia Foreland (second day)



  1. Recognition, assessment and practical management of geosites
  2. Geodiversity assessment methodologies
  3. Focus on current geomorphosites research (assessment and mapping) and recent studies in various geomorphological contexts
  4. Legal frameworks to support geoconservation strategies at different levels
  5. Up-to-date on how the national and regional inventories are going to develop in Europe, mainly in Mediterranean area
Geological Heritage and
Land-use planning
  1. Threats and constraints imposed by land-use planning
  2. How to integrate geoconservation in land-use planning
  3. Geo-archaeology
  4. Geoheritage ex-situ
  5. Good examples and possibilities in regional and local planning
Geoparks and Geotourism
  1. Conflicts and/or possible convergence between geoconservation and geotourism
  2. Geotourism as new potential for local development
  3. Policies for sustainable management and geosite use in geoparks
  4. Presentation of best practices and lesson learned in Geoparks for local development
Cooperation and Education
  1. Implementation of the most effective outreach methods for successful communication with public, decision- and policy-makers
  2. Presentation of best practices in international cooperation
  3. Local initiatives in scientific diffusion and education
  4. Capacity building for teaching geoscience in life-long learning programs



Field Trips:
Organized by:

Sept. 24
one day

FT1pre) Gargano National Park Oronzo Simone, Donato Sollitto and
Antonello Fiore
FT2pre) Salento Peninsula Paolo Sansò and Giuseppe Mastronuzzi
Sept. 27-28
two days


first day: Southern Appennine -
Appennino Lucano National Park

second day: Matera and the Apulia
Foreland - Alta Murgia National Park

Mario Bentivenga and
Giuseppe Palladino

Marcello Tropeano, Vincenzo Iurilli and
Oronzo Simone

More information on the Symposium programme will be given in the Symposium web site.
For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee.


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