Re-Place project represented at the 9th EUGEO conference

Several members of the Re-Place project consortium presented their contributions at the EUGEO conference, held on September 4th-7th 2023, in Barcelona. The conference focused on the interaction between people and environments, aiming to answer questions about our current condition, how we got here, and how we can establish directions for research to secure our common future.

This event provided a platform for Re-Place researchers to share insights through impactful presentations, assembled on a specific session intitled “Spatial (im)mobility and local development in non-metropolitan areas”.

The key papers were developed and presented by researchers from IGOT, University of Lisbon, Portugal, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, University of Latvia and University of Bamburg, Germany, and included:

  • Mobility and agricultural work in Spain. A comparative analysis of the impact of the economic crisis and the pandemic crisis on the labor situation of migrants in agriculture work – by Antía Domínguez-Rodríguez; Antía Pérez-Caramés; Sandra López-Pereiro; Josefina Domínguez-Mujica;
  • The relationship between left-behind rural areas and human mobility: a conceptual framework of analysis – by Josefina Domínguez-Mujica; Jennifer McGarrigle; Barbara Staniscia, Amandine Desille; Mercedes Rodríguez-Rodríguez;
  • Peripheralization Interpretations and Right-Wing Extremism: Findings from a Rural Small Town in the Free State of Saxony – by Erik Sacha;
  • Depopulating small monotowns: making sense of place and shrinkage in the non-metropolitan Latvia – by Maris Berzins, Guido Sechi, Elina Apsite-Berina, Janis Krumins, Regita Zeila.

The session had an average of 35 attendants and generated a very fruitful debate after the presentations, favouring interactions and networking. For further information about the conference, please visit