Ruralities and Regions in Transition – A conference for Rural and Regional Researchers in Sweden

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The Division of Rural Development (SLU) and Nordregio offer scholars the opportunity to meet, share and discuss important issues related to rural and regional development in Sweden.

We expect a wide range of contributions that can contribute to more robust policy initiatives and planning practices in Swedish rural and regional development. We intend to provide a constructive arena of exchange for scholars to collegially rethink how Swedish ruralities and regions may engage towards economically, socially and environmentally sustainable development paths. Both English and Swedish will be used during the conference, making it possible also for non-Swedish speakers to participate.

The conference will be held ‘lunch-to-lunch’ and is free of charge. Meals and accommodation at Krusenberg Herrgård are included.

Keynote speakers

  • Karen Refsgaard – Research Director at Nordregio
  • Sally Shortall – Professor in Rural Economy at Newcastle University


  1. Sustainable countrysides: place-based development and rural livelihoods
  2. Entrepreneurship and social innovations in peripheries
  3. Demographic change and migration: policies and practices in shrinking geographies
  4. The role of natural resources in rural transformation processes
  5. Competences, skills and the evolution of the rural labour market
  6. Territorial resilience in times of global societal challenges

Call for abstract

Deadline May 17th 2021 (250 words, e-mail to: uppdraglandsbygd@slu.se)

Questions? uppdraglandsbygd@slu.se


Time: 2021-09-22 - 2021-09-23
City: Uppsala
Organiser: Department of Urban and Rural Development, Division of Rural Development
Additional info:

For more information please contact: uppdraglandsbygd@slu.se


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