SUSPLACE Training Session 2
The second SUSPLACE Training Session will take place in Wageningen, NL from October 17 – 26, 2016. The training consist of two course: 1) Academic Writing Skills and 2) Facilitation of Place-based Development.


The XXVIIth European Society for Rural Sociology Congress
The XXVIIth ESRS conference will be held in Krakow, Poland, July 24-27, 2017. The theme for the conference is ‘Uneven processes of rural change: on diversity, knowledge and justice’.

Initial key dates:
Call for abstracts: 20 November, 2016
Deadline for abstract submission; 20 December, 2016 (possibly extended to 5 January 2017)

Transformations 2017
From Aug 30 – Sept 1, 2017 theTransformations conference, organized by the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) will be held in Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system. The aim of Transformations 2017 is to develop a better understanding of the practices that facilitate social and environmental transformations at local and at large scales in both developed and developing country contexts.

Initial key dates:
Call for abstracts: May 2016
Deadline for abstracts: August 2016

North Atlantic Forum Conference 2017
The 11th North Atlantic Forum conference will be held in Bø in Telemark, Norway from September 13-16, 2017. The theme of the conference is Traditions and transformations in the sustainability of rural communities: Balancing Living Culture and Nature. The conference is aimed at promoting sustainability in rural communities that are struggling under the forces of globalization.

Initial key dates:
Workshops, posters and papers for the conference can be proposed till January 15, 2017.