XXVIII European Society for Rural Sociology Congress
"Rural futures in a complex world"
Trondheim, Norway. June 25 – 28, 2019


  • Working group proposal deadline was 1 October
  • Abstract deadline was 31 January
  • Working group leaders need to notify if papers have been accepted by end February
  • Cannot present paper without registering
  • Registration opens 1 March
  • Early bird registration ends 15 April
  • Congress registration closes 16 June!

Registration fee

ESRS Members:  Full-time students and members of non-OECD countries (ESRS members)
NOK 4.950 NOK 3.960
Non-Members:     Full-time students and members of non-OECD countries (not ESRS members)
NOK 5.445 NOK 4.455

The registration fee includes the costs for congress activities, lunch and coffee/ refreshments during breaks, the welcome reception, conference dinner and the conference programme. The cost of excursions will be in addition, and partly paid for by participants.

Registration starts on March 1, 2019

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Congress registration closes 16 June!


Field trip registration closed

Wednesday June 12. 2019

The field trip registration has closed.

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Deadline for registration is extended

Friday May 24. 2019

Dear researcher. The deadline for registration is extended to 16 June.

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Congress registration closes 26 May!

Monday May 20. 2019

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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.

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.

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