IGU Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems

Welcome to the IGU Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems!

The Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (CSRS) is one of the forty commissions of the International Geographical Union (IGU). Since 1996, CSRS has endeavoured to achieve a better understanding of rural areas and of their sustainability.

The future is in the countryside!

You are wholeheartedly invited to join us, to participate in our activities and to enable us, together, to be the change that we want to see in the world!

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The 28th Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (IGU-CSRS)

Rural on the Move: Transitions, Transformations, Mobilities and Resistance is rescheduled to 22 - 27 August 2021, Zagreb, Croatia

The Department of Geography, of the Faculty of Science, of the University of Zagreb welcomes you to the 28th Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (IGU-CSRS). We are pleased to host academics, scholars, researchers and students interested in the past, present, and future of rural areas around the globe. The Colloquium seeks to provide an open international forum to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and challenge perspectives regarding potential paths for achieving rural sustainability in the 21st century. Apart from keynote lectures and participant’s presentations, the Colloquium will offer a unique opportunity to get close to rural Croatia in the field study. As a transition country characterized by recent change from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, as well as being a nexus point between Central, Mediterranean, and Southeast Europe, Croatia provides plenty examples of the transformations sweeping across our part of Europe. Due to COVID-19, the Colloquium is rescheduled to 22 - 27 August 2021. All abstracts accepted will be carried over to 2021. Also, any delegate may, if desired, submit a new abstract instead of the accepted. We will also give an opportunity to new participants to submit their abstracts in autumn/winter. Registration and payment will start in February 2021.

28th Colloquium Website