Call for papers | Rural Geographies Conference | Groningen 22-24 June 2020

Call for papers for the 3rd European Rural Geographies Conference, to be held in Groningen, The Netherlands, 22-24 June 2020

Conference theme: Rural Geographies in Transition

Rural areas in Europe are under increasing and intersecting pressures, but many of these areas seem  to be resilient. The landscapes, the actors, the uses, the challenges, and the way in which the rural is produced and reproduced, they are all changing rapidly. This brings forward new research questions and new answers.

The focus of the Groningen conference is “Rural Geographies in Transition”. Within this focus the following guiding themes are identified:

  • Population Developments
  • Socio-spatial Inequalities
  • Governance and Policies
  • Economic Challenges
  • Quality of Life
  • Smart Villages
  • Landscape Transitions
  • Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Agricultural Transformations
  • Rural Housing

Abstracts of max. 250 words should be uploaded through the website by December 20, 2019 at the latest, and will be reviewed and assigned to working groups by the organisation. The date of acceptance will be in February 2020.

Please check our conference website for more information:

Hope to see you all in Groningen in June 2020!

The Local organising committee, prof. Tialda Haartsen, dr.Koen Salemink & prof. Dirk Strijker