May 21st 2012 09.00–            Registration, Aurora II
12.00–13.00   Lunch, restautant Aura
13.30–14.00   Welcoming sessions, AU 100
Chair Petri Kahila, Senior Research Fellow, Nordregio
Welcome – Päivi Kujala, Director, Finnish rural network
Perttu Vartiainen, Rector, University of Eastern Finland
Markku Tykkyläinen, Professor of rural research,
University of Eastern Finland
14.00–14.45   Key note I, AU100:
Professor Olli Rosenqvist: Rural at the Edge of Modernity
14.45–15.15   Coffee break, Aurora II
15.15–17.15   Working groups: Schedule (Schedule, updated 20th of May)
17.30–18.30   Where are we? Walking tours in Joensuu city centre
19.00–            Getting together dinner, restaurant Teatteriravintola
hosted by City of Joensuu
May 22nd 2012 08.30–10.00   Working groups
10.00–10.30   Coffee break, Aurora II
10.30–12.00   Working groups
12.00–13.00   Lunch, restaurant Aura
Chair: Dr. Maarit Sireni,
Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland
13.15–14.00   Key note II, AU100:
                       Professor Gunnel Forsberg:
Transnational migration 
transforming the countryside
14.00–14.45   Key note III, AU100:
Professor Jörgen Primdahl: Rural landscape futures
– responses and visions in bottom-up strategy making
15.00–15.30   Coffee break, Aurora II
15.30–17.30   Working groups
18.30–            Dinner, restaurant Kiesa
Dancing, music played by Viisi Ässää  
May 23rd 2012                        Keynotes
Chair: Professor Pirjo Siiskonen,
Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki
08.30–09.15   Key note IV, AU100:
Senior researcher Hilde Björghaug:
Sustainable food production at the Edge
09.15–10.00   Key note V, AU100:
Lecturer Jón Þorvaldur Heiðarsson:
The endless battle – Transportation in rural island at the Edge 
10.15–12.00   Working groups
12.00–13.00   Closing session, AU100
13.00–14.00   Lunch