Aspiring Saimaa Geopark is starting a cooperation project with local companies and businesses.

Photo taken from Unesco GGN`s evaluation visit 2018.

First meetings are held on December 17th in Lappeenranta and 18th in Puumala.
In Puumala Geologist Kaisa-Maria Remes will tell about Saimaa Geopark`s geology and geoparks
geological story. Lecture is free and available to everyone who is interested in Southern Lake Saimaa area.

In both information events Executive Manager Heli Rautanen will give more information about cooperation.
During the one year project lectures, workshops and seminars are processed topics e.g. sustainability,cirulation economy and quality in aspiring Saimaa
Geopark`s area. Entrepreneurs also take part to visit in Rokua Global Geopark and a trip to Central Europe`s GGN Geoparks. It will be interesting to see how GGN`s geopark
Bohemian Paradise is built in Czech.

If you are interested in about aspiring Saimaa Geopark`s cooperation with local companies, please do not hesitate to ask more
information from Heli Rautanen (tel. +40572 0797, heli.rautanen@imatra.fi).

Cooperation project lasts for one year and its budget is 100 000 euros, it is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Finland`s  Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment department.