PATRONAGE

 

IGU - International Geographical Union

MAIN ORGANIZERS

 

Department of Geography, University of Zadar, Croatia

Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Department of Geography, Faculty of Science and Education, University of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

PhD Željka Šiljković, Department of Geography, University of Zadar, Chair of the Committee
PhD Irma Potočnik Slavič, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
PhD Barbara Lampič, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
PhD Serge Schmitz,  Institut de Géographie, Université de Liege
PhD Dane Pejnović, Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
PhD Josip Faričić, Department of Geography, University of Zadar
PhD Snježana Musa, Faculty of Science and Education, University of Mostar
PhD Vera Graovac Matassi, Department of Geography, University of Zadar
PhD Aleksandar Lukić, Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

PhD Anica Čuka, Department of Geography, University of Zadar, Chair of the Committee
PhD Ana Pejdo, Department of Geography, University of Zadar
PhD Irma Potočnik Slavič, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
PhD Dražen Perica, Department of Geography, University of Zadar
MA Ante Blaće, Department of Geography, University of Zadar

BACKGROUNDS AND CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

At the beginning of the 21st century European rural landscapes are experiencing significant changes. It is evident that in most European countries continuing processes of urbanization and industrialization throughout the 20th century have led to depopulation and transformation of significant part of rural areas. Decline and change of traditionally dominant agricultural and productive functions and the potential development of countryside as a place of consumption is one of the most important challenges for different rural areas all over Europe. Aim of this conference is to gather scientists dealing with rural areas who will present the results of their past and present work. One of the goals is to determine basic problems of contemporary rural development and special attention will be given to areas exposed to negative geographic processes such as depopulation and agricultural land  abandonment. The exchange of positive and negative experiences related to rural development could help determine basic guidelines for rural areas future development. In addition to geographers, contributions from scientists from related disciplines are also welcome, such as sociology, literature, archival, art and media studies, economics, politics and history.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING TO THE CONFERENCE IS 31st JANUARY,2014

Full paper is not prerequisite for participation on the conference. Authors who decide to submit full paper are required to do it until the end of September 2014. After review, papers will be published in scientific journals Geoadria and Dela (in thematic volumes). More information on the mentioned journals you can find on web pages: 

 

http://hrcak.srce.hr/geoadria?lang=en

 

http://geo.ff.uni-lj.si/index.php?q=/temeljni-podatki-o-publikaciji-dela