The European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) will be holding their 2015 Congress at AECC from 18th – 21st August. The Congress, organised by The James Hutton Institute, is expected to attract over 400 delegates from around the world to the North-east of Scotland.
Founded in 1957, the ESRS is the leading European association for researchers, policy makers and scientist involved in the study of rural issues including: rural governance, land use change, sustainable development, natural resource management and food production and consumption. The James Hutton Institute’s work in these areas is undertaken by its Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group.
The Congress is looking to address how people in rural areas can thrive during times of rapid, transformational change due to the rising pressure from globalisation, migration, escalating demands for food and energy and many more factors. Social scientists will have the opportunity to explore new evidences and approaches to help understand the relationship between people, society and rural resources.
The North-east of Scotland’s unique blend of traditional rural hinterland with an agricultural, leisure and tourism focus juxtaposed with the epicentre of the European energy industry provides a fascinating contrast for delegates to experiences and made this region the perfect place to hold the 2015 Congress.
More information about the Congress can be found here: