Conference on ‘fragile areas’ – Rovigo, Italy 22-23 March 2019 – Call for cases

Government of fragile rural areas in Italy and Europe, Rovigo – March 22-23, 2019, Call for cases. Theme: rural populism. The aim of the conference is to collect positive political reactions to authoritarianism and apathy of countryside, the three Ps: people, politics and participation. The call is international as populism is a phenomenon revealed in […]

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ESRS Autumn School 2018 – Social Innovation in and for Sustainable Food Provision – Riga, Latvia 5-9 November 2018

Food and nutrition security and long-term sustainability of food systems are among the major challenges for European societies in the coming decades. Food systems and the ways we produce, consume and regulate the production of food are increasingly expected to contribute to a range of societal objectives – provide healthy nutrition to all, conserve the […]

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Southern and Mediterranean Europe: Social Change, Challenges and Opportunities

The recent neoliberal period has been deepening the detrimental effects of the uneven process of globalization and modernization especially in Southern European countries. Moreover, this transformation has been radically hit by the deep economic crisis faced by the European countries. This crisis has resulted in the erosion of the rural development policies that brought success […]

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More Land for Water

The study group is focused on social hydro-dynamics, which includes the whole spectrum of social interactions concerning water governance, use and wider symbolism. It is a socio-territorial topic involving also urban areas. But, the rural perspective has a distinctive significance because new and sustainable hydro-uses involve giving more land for water, land that is typically […]

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