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No place like home? Depopulation and local ties

Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 14:00 - 16:00 CET



14:00 - 14:05 Welcoming by Population Europe / Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  • Andreas Edel, Executive Secretary
  • Öndercan Muti, Project coordinator

14:05 - 14:15 Framing the event & Live poll via Slido

14:15 - 15:15 Panels in 2 rooms

  • Panel I: Local belonging and ties: Festivals, cultural activities, local traditions
  • Panel II: Regions in transition: Strategies of creating new local identities and diversifying economic means

15:15 - 15:30 Wrap up of breakout rooms

15:30 - 15:35 Live poll via Slido

15:35 - 15:55 Plenary discussion

15:55 - 16:00 Meeting closure and next steps 


Expert Participants

Panel I

Blandine Camus, Communication & Policy Officer, European Association of Mountain Areas (Euromontana) 

Camila Del Mármol, Associate Professor, University of Barcelona

Margarita Dorovska, Director, House of Humour and Satire (Gabrovo, BG)

Panel II

Daniela Kretz, Senior Consultant Innovation, Competitiveness & Sustainability, IDEA Consult   

Sarah Lund, Project Manager, Klimatorium (Lemvig, DK)

Bianca Momo Skowron, Geographer at Industrial Heritage Team, Ruhr Regional Association - RVR (DE)



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The project “Regional population diversity and social cohesion in local contexts” is funded by Stiftung Mercator.