The listing of working groups in the parallel working group sessions  are still tentative. Do note that changes have been made since the first version of tentative program for WG’s in parallel sessions.


09:00-09:30 Registration, coffee
09:30-09:45 Welcome to Vingsted, opening of the conference, practical information

By Hanne Tanvig, IGN on behalf of the organizers and Steffen Damsgaard, chairman of the Danish national rural council

09:45-10:30 Keynote session 1:

Mine establishment in the rural North: Politics of localization and uneven Development

Senior lecturer Karin Beland Lindahl, Political Science, Luleå University of Technology

10:35-12:05 Parallel working group session 1

WG’s: 1.1, 2.5, 3.1, 4.2, 3.3, 3.6, Film Nationens hjärta

12:05-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Parallel working group session 2

WG’s: 1.2, 2.5, 3.1, 4.2, 3.3, 3.6, Film Nationens hjärta

14:30-15:00 Coffee, cake
15:00-16:30 Parallel working group session 3

WG’s: 1.2, 2.5, 3.1, 4.3, 3.3, Film Nationens hjärta

16:35-17:20 Keynote session 2:

School closures in rural areas: How necessary are they, and what are the consequences for the local population?

Professor Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen, Danish Center for Rural Research, University of Southern Denmark

17:30-18:30 Free time – we suggest you go for a walk in the freshly leaved beech forest. Look for the map of local sites in your conference folder.
19:00-21.30 Reception with local foods. Deputy director Sigmund Lubanski, Danish Business Authority and research leader Henrik Vejre, Department of Geosciences and Natural Ressource Management, University of Copenhagen will say hello
09:00-10:30 Parallel working session 4

WG’s: 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 3.2, 4.3, 3.6, Film Halmeniemi Village School fight

10:35-11:20 Keynote session 3:

Nordic welfare states and geographic pluralities: public sector reforms and future challenges for rural communities.

Senior researcher Svein Frisvoll, RURALIS – Institute for Rural and Regional Research, Dragvoll Campus, Trondheim

11:20-12:00 Status and the future of Nordic Ruralities network, decisions to be made. Thoroddur Bjarnason.
12:05-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Parallel working group session 5

WG’s: 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.5, 4.1, Film Halmeniemi Village School fight

14:30-15:00 Coffee, cake


Guided tour around the Vejle River valley and dinner at Hopballe Mølle (optional)
09:00-10:30 Parallel working group session 6

WG’s: 1.5, 2.4, 3.5, 1.6,  State of the Nordic region

10:35-12:05 Parallel working group session 7

WG’s: 1.5, 2.4, 3.5, 1.6, State of the Nordic region

12:05-12:15 Closing of conference
12:15-13:00 Lunch