The conference programme will consist of an opening ceremony + key note speech, parallel presentation sessions, and a closing discussion session on how to stimulate just rural transformations.
Special attention will be devoted to linking knowledge to policy and practice on our Policy Day on Wednesday 28 June. This day will kick off with an opening presentation on the ECs Long Term Vision for Rural Areas and the Rural Pact. After that, there will be room for several sessions on policy related topics, and on good practices of sharing knowledge and translating it into practices. We also intend to give floor for research projects to share their policy briefings, potentially in the form of an information market. Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions or good examples on this are welcome via email@example.com! In the afternoon, field trips will be organized to innovative projects in the provinces of Drenthe, Friesland, Groningen, and to the Wadden island of Vlieland.
Vlieland bus: 12.15
Other busses: 12.45
Meet & Greet - early career rural researchers
For early career researchers, we would like to take the opportunity to organise a short Meet & Greet session prior to the opening of the Rural Geographies Conference.
Please feel free to join if you are interested to meet your fellow colleagues at the start of their academic career! The Meet & Greet will be organised as an informal session, which allows you to discuss your main research interests in small groups. We will also have time to exchange common challenges faced or still facing and can hopefully identify some good practices together.
We hope to see you there! Please do not hesitate to get in contact if there are any questions left: firstname.lastname@example.org