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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University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute Visiting Scholars Programme

The University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute Visiting Scholars Programme is an opportunity for experienced scholars in the field of rural studies to spend 1-2 months at the Institute during the academic year 2018–2019. Visiting Scholars are expected to interact and form networks with the Ruralia Institute’s academic staff, to plan joint research, publications and/or development […]

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Call for Papers – The Centre for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

The Centre for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) organizes a workshop on Cultural Heritage, Social Cohesion and Place Attachment between 20–21 March 2018. The main focus of this workshop will be to explore the relationship between cultural heritage (both built/material and intangible/immaterial), social cohesion and place attachment. The workshop serves as a foundation for future […]

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