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Invitation for new participants to Nordic Ruralities – thriving and declining communities

Welcome to the 3rd Nordic Conference for Rural Research, Nordic Ruralities – thriving and declining communities.

Nordic Ruralities, 08 – 10 September 2014 in Trondheim, Norway.

Please send your abstract and preferred working group number as soon as possible to mariann.villa@rural.noand no later than 01.08.2014.

The abstracts will be accepted/rejected within a few days, and if accepted, you can register at our registration portal. Here you will find additional and updated information.

New date for Nordic Ruralities

Dear Participants


The postponed Nordic conference will be arranged 08 – 10 September 2014, at NOVA conference center.

Those of you who will participate at the postponed conference will automatically remain in our registration system as paid for.

Contact Marit Opøien – marit.opoien@viaegencia.com for hotel booking, the rooms at NOVA and Thon Gildevangen is available, but you are free to book at other hotels.

Those of you who will not be able to attend the conference, please contact Liv Bjørnaas – liv.bjornaas@rural.no as soon as possible, and no later than 1 June 2014, to have your registration fee and dinner refunded.

The conference program will remain the same as far as possible.

Adjusted program will be forwarded when we have updated the participation list.


Contact persons, Centre for Rural Research:

Mariann Villa – mariann.villa@rural.no, phone: + 47 98 64 38 39

Odd Roger Langørgen – odd.roger.langorgen@rural.no, phone: + 47 98 04 33 50

The Centre for Rural Research, Norway, is organizing the 3rd Nordic Conference for Rural Research in 2014

The conference “Nordic Ruralities – Thriving and Declining Communities” will be held 12 -14 May 2014 at the Best Western Nova Hotel, Trondheim, Norway.

The conference is organized as a Nordic cooperation, and held every second year. The first two conferences were held in Sweden (2010) and Finland (2012). Registration details and the conference program will be published later.

The scientific committee consists of:

  • Tuija Mononen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Hanne W. Tanvig, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Cecilia Waldenström, University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Þóroddur Bjarnason, University of Akureyri, Iceland
  • Maja Farstad, Centre for Rural Research, Norway
  • Mariann Villa, Centre for Rural Research, Norway

The technical/local committee at Centre for Rural Research consists of:

  • Mariann Villa
  • Maja Farstad
  • Liv Bjørnaas
  • Odd Roger Langørgen

For more information, please contact:

Practical information (registration, payment etc):


Previous conferences:

Finland – Rural at the edgeBook of abstracts (PDF)

Sweden – Nordic Rural Futures: pressures and possibilities – Book of abstracts (PDF)