The 28th Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (IGU-CSRS)

22 – 27 August 2021
Zagreb, Croatia


Dear colleagues,

We hope this message finds you healthy and well in these difficult and uncertain times. We hope for better days in 2021!

As previously announced, the postponed Croatia IGU-CSRS Colloquium will take place from August 22nd and 27th 2021. This updated Call brings relevant information for both already accepted delegates and new participants.

We are committed to make our Colloquium as safe as possible for all participants and have already taken numerous precautions. This concerns in particular the 4-day field study. Among other things, we have secured the option of staying in a single room for all participants (check Registration & Fees page). However, depending on legal regulations and safety recommendations, we may be forced to limit the number of participants in the field study. Accepted delegates who already expressed their intention to participate in the field study will be given priority.


All accepted abstracts will be carried over to 2021. In addition, any delegate may, if desired, submit a new abstract instead of the accepted one. However, all already accepted delegates are kindly requested to confirm their decision to participate by February 1, 2021 by filling out the Registration update form.



We also open the Call for Papers to new participants who would like to submit their

abstracts. Please find all necessary information on Abstract Guidelines & Submission page and pre-register by filling out the Pre-registration form. Deadline is February 1, 2021. 



Finally, we encourage doctoral students from developing countries to read relevant information about 2021 Ana Firmino Scholarships to support their participation in the Colloquium – check Registration & Fees page.

On behalf of the Steering Committee of the IGU-CSRS and the Local Organising Committee, we warmly send our greetings and hopes that this pandemic virus will soon be over.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Croatia in the summer of 2021!

Kindest regards,
Organizing Committee




9 November 2020: Updated First call for paper and poster abstracts

4 January 2021: Second call for paper and poster abstracts

1 February 2021: Pre-registration and abstracts submission deadline

1 March 2021: Notification of abstract acceptance (for newly submitted abstracts)

Late March: Registration opens



Please feel free to contact us anytime: igurural2020@geog.pmf.hr