IDRIJA UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK
The project GeoExplorer aims to improve the quality of teaching-learning in the high school system through an innovative learning approach that links natural science and language education through Content and Language Integrated Learning method in cross-curricular collaboration (or in the natural science curriculum in respective partners language).
Specific objectives (to): acquire information about the needs, proposals and improvements in science and language education by teachers, study (cross-)curriculums, existing toolkits and materials used in natural science/language teaching of science – ensure high-quality toolbox and methodology of science and language teaching designed in collaboration with teachers, experts in the field of science, interpretation of the natural heritage and in the field of CLIL, increase the frequency and effectiveness of the cross-curriculum integration in the teaching of science and languages, increase level of competence and confidence for teachers, increase level in foreign languages for teachers and pupils, enhance education services of UNESCO Geoparks.
Duration: 1. 11. 2021 – 1. 3. 2024
Total budget: 216.565,00 EUR
The Danube Geotour project, the lead partner of which was the Idrija Geopark, involved a total of 11 partners from the Danube region. The project activities were financed as part of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme 2014–2020. The main purpose of the project was to improve the strategies and capacities of management in the Danube geoparks, to develop practical solutions for activities based on a rich geological heritage and other natural and cultural monuments, as well as to take advantage of positive market trends for the development of sustainable tourism without negative effects on the environment in the eight geoparks of the Danube region.
The main result of the project is the Danube GeoTour which runs through all the participating geoparks of the Danube region. During the project, a number of new and innovative geoproducts were developed based on a diverse heritage that was presented to the geoparks’ visitors in an interesting and innovative manner. The common innovative product strengthened the collaboration between the geoparks and improved the visibility and recognition of UNESCO Global Geopark in the Danube region and world-wide.
Project duration: 1 Jan 2017−31 Dec 2019
Total budget: 1,666,362.5 €
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 1,328,063.36 €
Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA): 88,344.75 €
More about the project: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/danube-geotour
The RurALL project (RurALL – Together – For the Future of European Rural Areas) was financed by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. The project activities connected the inhabitants of two municipalities: Idrija and Abbadia San Salvatore. The two municipalities had already collaborated as project partners in the past. Both areas share a history of mining and are currently resolving the environmental consequences of mining as well as facing the challenges of preserving a rich technological mining heritage and developing sustainable forms of tourism by combining mining and rural heritage. It was for this purpose that the municipalities decided to strengthen and upgrade their collaborative efforts so far.
The main purpose of the project was the interconnection of the inhabitants of the rural areas of both municipalities in order to foster collaboration and good practices of preserving rural heritage, as well as create possibilities for common development of forms of sustainable rural tourism and active collaboration of rural communities in the shaping of European policies.
Duration: 1 Jul 2016–20 Apr 2017
Budget: 10,000 EUR