January 15, 2020: Extended abstract submission deadline                 

End of February, 2020: Notifications of acceptance 

March 31, 2020: Early bird deadline

June 22-24, 2020: 3rd European Rural Geographies Conference



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3rd European

Rural Geographies Conference

 JUNE 22-24   

 2020, Groningen  
 The Netherlands

Population developments 
Governance and policies 
Quality of life
Landscape transitions 
Agricultural transformations

Socio-spatial Inequalities

Economic challenges

Smart villages

Rural entrepreneurship

Rural Housing

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:

We offer space for a special session on the geographical aspects of the transition towards Nature Inclusive Agriculture. Papers on this topic are highly appreciated!


Abstracts of max. 250 words should be uploaded by January 15, 2020 the latest, and will be reviewed by the organisation. The date of acceptance will be sent in February 2020.


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