Intro­duc­tion

In Novem­ber 2019 we sent in an appli­ca­tion to become Sweden’s first UNE­SCO Glo­bal Geo­park. Sta­tus as a UNE­SCO Glo­bal Geo­park is a mark of qua­li­ty and demon­stra­tes that the natu­ral and cul­tural envi­ron­ments around us deser­ve inter­na­tio­nal recog­ni­tion. The aspi­ring geo­park will help cre­a­te a com­mon iden­ti­ty in the area and give the local peop­le an incre­a­sed pri­de in their regi­on. The aspi­ring geo­park covers a total area of 3690 km2.

Con­tact us!
info@platabergensgeoaprk.se

Orga­ni­sa­tion

The aspi­ring Pla­tå­ber­gens Geo­park is a coo­pe­ra­tion between nine muni­ci­pa­li­ti­es: Troll­hät­tan, Väners­borg, Grästorp, Lid­kö­ping, Göte­ne, Ska­ra, Mari­estad, Sköv­de and Fal­kö­ping. The geo­park office is in Grästorp.

The basic fun­ding for Pla­tå­ber­gens Geo­park comes from the nine muni­ci­pa­li­ti­es, which toget­her pro­vi­de approx­i­ma­tely € 45,000 (SEK 450,000) per year. In addi­tion to that, we have basic fun­dings from Skaraborg’s and Fyrbodal’s asso­ci­a­tions of local aut­ho­ri­ti­es. We also have pro­cet fun­dings from the Euro­pe­an Regi­o­nal Deve­lop­ment Fund, LONA funds from the Swe­dish Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agen­cy, and funds from vari­ous savings bank foundations.

Staff

Anna Ber­gen­gren

Geo­park mana­ger and geoscientist
anna.bergengren@grastorp.se
pho­ne: +4673–910 89 51

Sofia Hult­man

Tou­rism developer
sofia.hultman@grastorp.se
pho­ne: +4673–247 03 06

Hen­rik Theodorsson

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Officer
henrik.teodorsson@grastorp.se
pho­ne: +46 70–148 29 07