Public Seminar Monday 18 September 15.00-17.00 Adak församlingsgården
Lessons from Malå, Australia, USA, Canada, Croatia…
In June 2017, a group of academic researchers from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Sweden, and Austria visited Malå to get ‘on the ground’ experience for an international project looking at the future of small villages in sparsely populated areas. The Malå fieldtrip provided inspiration for new research into demography, entrepreneurship and business development, and community development in villages with just a few dozen or few hundred inhabitants. Participants in that field trip, including the research leaders, return to Adak to share what they have learned and to help design the next stages of the research. All the presentations include information from research in the Malå region, and will be useful for community leaders, business people, and those with an interest in the future of their own village.
Welcome, Mikael Abrahamsson
PROFESSOR RUTH WALLACE, Charles Darwin University, Australia.
Fullbright Professorial Fellow, Kansas State University, USA.
The Future of Small Villages international collaboration. Aims, objectives, partners. Also – Lessons from the Midwest United States.
Ana Vuin, Doctoral student, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Who wants to live in my village? Why people move to small villages in Southern Lapland, the Mid North of South Australia, and Croatia’s isolated islands.
Dr Alex Dubois, Sveriges Landsbruksuniversitet
Opportunities for business development and entrepreneurship in northern villages.
Dr Doris Carson, Umeå Universitet
Tourism and the future of small villages: getting the most out of tourism entrepreneurs from western Europe.
Professor Dean Carson, Glesbygdsmedicinskt Centrum
Charles Darwin University, Australia
The keys to a good future: how small villages can thrive in the 21st century.
Discussion and research plan