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

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
Internationaler Naturpark Bourtanger Moor-Bargerveen e.V. 4.912,20 €
Stichting Behoud Groene Hortus 7.521,00 €
UNESCO Geopark TERRA.vita 8.694,00 €
Hasetal Touristik GmbH 24.196,80 €
Stadt Osnabrück 39.215,40 €
Hunebedcentrum 47.895,60 €
Recreatieschap Drenthe 67.627,50 €
Stichting De Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark 133.203,45 €
Provincie Drenthe 150.000,00 €
MB Niedersachsen 164.858,03 €
Landkreis Osnabrück 176.166,16 €
EFRE / EFRO 824.290,14 €