The regular cycle of the yearly organised meeting was unexpectedly interrupted in 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced us to postpone the CETeG 2020 meeting three times – from April 2020 to October 2020, then to April 2021, and finally to September 2021.

The 18th Meeting of the Central European Tectonic Studies Groups & the 25th Meeting of the Czech Tectonic Studies Group - CETeG 2021 was held at the hotel Boboty in Terchová - Vrátna in the Slovak Republic on 22 - 25 September 2021.

The meeting was organised by the Geological Club (Bratislava, Slovakia) in cooperation with the Department of Geology and Paleontology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University Bratislava (Slovakia), the Earth Science Institute - Slovak Academy of Sciences, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), the Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Faculty of Science, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), the Department of Geography and Geology, the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) and DPP Žilina Ltd., Slovakia.

The meeting was supported by: the Slovak Commission for Unesco, the State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr, DPP Žilina, Zázrivá village and the Slovak Water Management Enterprise, state enterprise.

Despite the complicated situation, 90 participants from 8 countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Sweden, Finland, Austria) have attended the meeting. During the meeting, 38 posters and 42 oral contributions were presented and discussed, including the presentations of the keynote speakers: Shah Wali Faryad (Charles University, Prague), Milan Kohút (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava), Jaroslaw Majka (Uppsala University, Uppsala & AGH – UST, Krakow), Rastislav Vojtko (Comenius University, Bratislava), Michal Šujan (Comenius University, Bratislava) and František Teťák (State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr, Bratislava). The oral presentations were divided into 8 blocks:

  • Cretaceous Nappe Structure and Variscan Basement Granitoids of the Malá Fatra Mts
  • Petrology and Tectonics of HP-UHP and HT Complexes
  • Variscan and Pre-Variscan Evolution
  • Sedimentary Basin Formation, Neogene Magmatism and Metallogeny
  • Outside Europe
  • Inner and Central Western Carpathian Zones
  • Fault and Shear Zone Structures
  • Carpathian Klippen and Flysch Belts.

This year was no exception, and two students were awarded for their presentations. Jan Kulhánek from the Faculty of Science, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) won the prize for the best oral student presentation and Riccardo Callegari from AGH University of Science and Technology (Krakow, Poland) won the prize for the best poster student presentation.

The conference venue was located just at the boundary of the basement/cover nappe stack of the Austroalpine Central Western Carpathians (CWC, Malá Fatra Mts) and the Pieniny Klippen Belt (PKB) – the most peculiar Carpathian structural zone famous for its spectacular rugged topography and intricate internal structure. The field trips concerned both of these principal Carpathian structural zones. The pre-conference excursion guided by Dušan Plašienka and Igor Broska was devoted to the Cretaceous nappe structure and the Variscan basement granitoids of the Malá Fatra Mt and the post-conference excursion guided by Dušan Plašienka, Ján Soták and Roman Aubrecht was devoted to the composition and structure of the Pieniny Klippen Belt in the Terchová–Zázrivá area.

You can download the Book of Abstracts and the monograph published on the occasion of this meeting and organized excursions in the Pieniny Klippen Belt in PDF format by clicking the icons below.