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INVITATION WELCOME TO The XXII European Congress for Rural Sociology in VAASA, FINLAND, in 2009 Hosts: University of Vaasa and Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa. HOST COUNTRY FINLAND. THE CITY OF VAASA. Vaasa is situated on the Finnish west coast

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Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

INVITATION

WELCOME TO

The XXII European Congress for Rural Sociology

in VAASA, FINLAND, in 2009

Hosts:

University of Vaasa and Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa


Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

HOST COUNTRY FINLAND


Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

THE CITY OF VAASA

  • Vaasa is situated on the Finnish west coast

  • Vaasa is the regional capital and has 57.000 inhabitants

  • Good connections

    • Weekdays 14 non-stop flights from two capital cities; Helsinki and Stockholm.

    • 15 minute drive from the airport to the city centre

    • Weekdays 8 trains arrives from Helsinki to city centre.

    • In Vaasa everything is within walking distance!


Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

THE CITY OF VAASA

  • Three university units providing higher education and two universities of applied sciences.

  • 29% of the population in Vaasa have a university degree

  • Vaasa is a bilingual city and centre of the province of Ostrobothnia

    • 72% has Finnish as native language

    • 25% has Swedish as native language


Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

HOSTS

THE UNIVERSITY OF VAASA

  • four faculties

  • offering degrees at all academic levels from Bachelor's to Doctor's

  • 5 000 students

  • The Department of Regional Studies, for example, has broad competence in questions related to rural policy and regional features of entrepreneurship


Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

HOSTS

ÅBO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY IN VASA

  • offers degrees at all

    academic levels

  • 2 faculties

  • 1 800 students


Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

PROPOSAL FOR CONFERENCE THEME AND PROGRAM

Social Dimensions of Rural Transformation in Europe

  • focus on different social dimensions of ongoing rural transformations in Europe.

  • the diversity of migration patterns, discussion on different social, political and economic outcomes of the ongoing transformation

  • the excursion program to be an exiting learning experience of the today society of the Ostrobothnan region

  • Proposed dates: 17th-21th August 2009


Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

CONFERENCE SITES


Invitation welcome to the xxii european congress for rural sociology in vaasa finland in 2009

ACCOMMODATION and SOCIAL PROGRAM

  • Accommodation in the city centre or by the sea - in private independent hotels or in international hotel chains

  • The seven hotels in Vaasa offers a total of 800 high-class hotel rooms

  • Hostel accommodation close to the meeting site and to the city centre

  • A wide variety of outstanding social programs


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