Plenary Sessions

September 28th, 11:00 – 12:30, Room 12.2.1 (DCSPT)


Plenary Session I – Meanings and Consumptions of the Rural


Chair: Elisabeth Kastenholz (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Keith Halfacree, Swansea University, UK
Social Representations of Rurality: a Two-decade Reflection

Maria Jesús Rivera, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Pro-rural migration: the need to put rural representations into context

Elisabete Figueiredo, University of Aveiro, Portugal
The Rural Matters Project – an overview of the main results regarding the Meanings and Consumptions of the Rural in Portugal. [link]

September 29th, 11:30 – 13:00, Room 12.2.1 (DCSPT)


Plenary Session II Rural Development Policies and Social Innovation


Chair: Carlos Rodrigues (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Fernando Oliveira Baptista, Agrarian School, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Rural Development Policies – an Overview [link]

Frank Moulaert and Constanza Parra (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Transdisciplinary Action Research in Rural Development: the role of Social Innovation [link]

Eduardo Anselmo Castro (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Aging and Demographic Decline in Portuguese Rural Areas