European Society for Rural Sociology Conference
Trondheim, Norway. June 25 – 28, 2019

Rural futures in a complex world

Rural futures sit at the nexus of contemporary global challenges. Some of the challenges facing rural areas in the 21st century include climate change, migration, ageing, depopulation, technological innovations and urbanisation. Significantly, not all rural areas are alike: some lie close to urban centres and are embedded within a wider hinterland, while others are extremely remote, often struggling to survive.


  • Working group proposal deadline 1st October
  • Abstract deadline extended to 31th January
  • Working group leaders need to notify if papers have been accepted by end February
  • Cannot present paper without registering
  • Registration opens 1st March
  • Early bird registration ends 15th April
  • Congress registration closes 26th May (People not registered by this date do not appear on the program and you are not guaranteed space on any excursions)

Registration fee

ESRS Members:  Full-time students and members of non-OECD countries (ESRS members)
NOK 4.950 (NOK 4.450 early bird) NOK 3.960 (NOK 3.460 early bird)
Non-Members:     Full-time students and members of non-OECD countries (not ESRS members)
NOK 5.445 (NOK 4.945 early bird) NOK 4.455 (NOK 3.955 early bird)

The registration fee includes the costs for congress activities, lunch and coffee/ refreshments during breaks, the opening party, conference dinner and the conference programme. The cost of excursions will be in addition, and partly payed for by participants (NOK 300).


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Call for abstracts – Extended deadline to 31th January

Friday November 30. 2018

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for The XXVIII ESRS Congress. The deadline for submissions is extended to …

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Tour at the conference hotel

ESRS 2019: Looking forward to the conference in Trondheim

Wednesday September 26. 2018

After looking at the plans for next summer’s ESRS conference, “Rural futures in a complex world”, the leaders of the …

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Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim

ESRS 2019 in Trondheim

Tuesday September 4. 2018

The local organizing committee is Ruralis. We are an independent research foundation located at the Norwegian University of Science and …

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Where is the conference?

Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim is one of Scandinavia's largest convention hotels, located close to the harbour in central Trondheim

Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim
Brattørkaia 1, 7010 Trondheim, Norway.

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