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


  • Working group proposal deadline was 1st October
  • Abstract deadline was 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 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 1st, 2019

Registration has now opened. Click button below.


Scholarship application

Access Scholarships

Tuesday March 5. 2019

The access awards are for participants who are limited by finances from fully engaging with scientific networks and communities.  Three …

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Competition for best early career paper

Tuesday March 5. 2019

Students and recent post-docs are invited to submit a journal article (8000 word limit) based on their PhD or MSc …

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Medalhus cooperative community farm

Seven exciting field trips

Friday March 1. 2019

We have put together a number of exciting field trips around Trøndelag county that we believe will suit everyone. Read …

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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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