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Geopark Cooperation

UNESCO Global Geopark Cooperation DE/NL

Since the beginning of 2016, the German-Dutch programme area has two UNESCO Global Geoparks, the TERRA.vita Geopark on the German side and the De Hondsrug Geopark on the Dutch side, the only one in the Netherlands. UNESCO Global Geoparks are characterized by their specific geological, archaeological, ecological and cultural values. The project “UNESCO Geopark Cooperation DE/NL” aims at a close cooperation between the two geoparks in the development areas of infrastructure, products, education, marketing and structures. A consortium of nine project partners will implement a series of measures in these areas over the next years. The aim is the sustainable development and sharpening of the profiles of the two geoparks with the help of cross-border cooperation.


Planned project costs

1.648.580,28 €

Project Duration

26.10.2018 - 30.6.2022


Socio-cultural and territorial cohesion in the programme area

Lead Partner

Landkreis Osnabrück

Project partners

Internationaler Naturpark Bourtanger Moor-Bargerveen e.V., Recreatieschap Drenthe, UNESCO Geopark TERRA.vita, Stichting De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark, Stadt Osnabrück, Hunebedcentrum, Hasetal Touristik GmbH, Stichting Behoud Groene Hortus,


Financer Amount
Provincie Drenthe 141.083,24 €
EFRE / EFRO 775.290,14 €
Stichting De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark 133.203,46 €
Hasetal Touristik GmbH 24.196,80 €
Stichting Behoud Groene Hortus 9.292,01 €
Stadt Osnabrück 36.530,85 €
Landkreis Osnabrück 163.257,22 €
Hunebedcentrum 45.471,80 €
UNESCO Geopark TERRA.vita 8.694,02 €
Internationaler Naturpark Bourtanger Moor-Bargerveen e.V. 4.912,20 €
Recreatieschap Drenthe 53.590,51 €
MB Niedersachsen 155.058,03 €