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 on 12th -14th 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 edge - Book of abstracts (PDF)

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


We hereby invite the submission of working group abstracts for the 3rd Nordic Conference for Rural Research in 2014.

We encourage group conveners to submit abstracts related to one of the four sub-themes of the conference and to include in the abstracts if/how the group theme is relevant to rural welfare.

Please note that while a relevance to rural welfare is desirable, abstracts covering other rural themes are also welcomed.

Group abstracts should be submitted to before 6th September 2013.

Download here
Master theme and subthemes
Last ned 3rd_Nordic_Conference_MASTER_THEME.pdf (36.97 kb)