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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

Hosts:

University of Vaasa and Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa



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!


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


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


HOSTS

ÅBO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY IN VASA

  • offers degrees at all

    academic levels

  • 2 faculties

  • 1 800 students


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



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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