Call for convenors to organize ESRS Research and Study Groups!

We want to encourage Society members to participate in thematic or regional study groups. This will have many benefits: It will more tightly integrate rural sociologists across Europe It will help advance our understanding of rural sociological issues It will create networks to bid for European Horizon 2020 funding and other monies If you are […]

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RSG Southern and Mediterranean Europe: Social Change, Challenges and Opportunities.

Convenor Rosario SAMPEDRO.University of Valladolid, Spain,mariarosario.sampedro@uva.es Rationale At the beginning of XXI century, countries of Southern Europe were immersed in an uneven process of modernization and globalization, both material and cultural. This restructuring process has been radically hit by the deep crisis faced by Europe at present. This crisis is causing a profound impact on […]

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RSG Regional correspondent of the Czech Republic for ESRS

Convenor Prof. PhDr. Ing. Majerová Věra CSc.Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republicmajerova@pef.czu.cz Rationale In order to increase the potential of cooperation in Europe, it is necessary to be informed about research activities in every European country. We assume that only experts from specific countries can present appropriate and useful information from the […]

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RSG Contested Approaches to Land-use

Convenor Paul SwagemakersDepartment of Applied Economics, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain.Email: paul.swagemakers@uvigo.es Rationale The fragmentation of landscapes, decline of farm land birds in numbers and diversity, the obsolescence of autochthonous cow breeds, and decrease of soil fertility and soil organic matter call for adjustments in land-use and farm practices that support a reconnection of nature […]

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RSG Holistic and pragmatic approaches to sustainable agrifood systems

Convenor Claire LAMINE INRA-SAD Ecodéveloppement, Avignon, France Claire.Lamine@avignon.inra.fr Rationale Transitions towards more sustainable and more ecological food systems deserve both analytical and action-oriented approaches that allow to assess the interdependencies between the different components and actors of these agrifood systems and to identify the conditions for these interdependencies to become more ecologically sustainable but also […]

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We are looking for convenors to organize ESRS Research and Study Groups!

We want to encourage Society members to participate in thematic or regional study groups. This will have many benefits: It will more tightly integrate rural sociologists across Europe It will help advance our understanding of rural sociological issues It will create networks to bid for European Horizon 2020 funding and other monies If you are […]

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Study/Research Group on Western Balkans

Convenor: Majda Černič Istenič University of Ljubljana majda.cernic.istenic@bf.uni-lj.si The Western Balkans encompass a group of sovereign countries with a diverse historical and socio-cultural backgrounds as well as varied natural features and geographical landscapes. Though, after the II World War this group of countries shared a significant part of their common history – the era of […]

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Southern and Mediterranean Europe: Social Change, Challenges and Opportunities

Southern and Mediterranean Europe: Social Change, Challenges and Opportunities Convenor: María Jesús RIVERA, University of the Basque Country, Spain, mjesus.rivera@ehu.es OUTLINE OF THE FIELD TO BE COVERED At the beginning of XXI century, countries of Southern Europe were immersed in an uneven process of modernization and globalization, both material and cultural. This restructuring process has […]

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Rural Poverty and Marginalisation

Convenor: Ildikó Asztalos Morell Uppsala University, Sweden ildiko.asztalos@ucrs.uu.se This thematic group aims to gather interested researchers around issues that contribute to the production and reproduction of rural poverty. The transition to post-productive countryside impacted rural spaces in different ways through Europe. Mobility towards urban centra could accommodate those impacted by the access labour released by […]

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