Starting with December 1, 2013 we have opened the call for papers for the 6th edition of the International Conference Rural Space and Local Development (RSLD 2014), on Peripheral Rural Areas between Certain Existence and Uncertain Development, on July 23-27, 2014 in Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA. The event is organized and hosted by the Centre for Research on Settlements and Urbanism, Department of Human Geography and Tourism, Faculty of Geography, Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca.

At the same time, starting with december 1, 2013 the first call for papers is open and the early registration is available for all interested. For more details regarding the subjects proposed for debate, deadlines and stages of registration, please check the Invitation to the conference below. For a better visualization of the invitation, please download the file first.

Invitation and Call for Papers

RSLD 2014 - videoclip

General information

Date: July 23rd - 27th, 2014
Venue: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
Organizers: Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA, Faculty of Geography, Department of Human Geography and Tourism, Centre for Research on Settlements and Urbanism

Prezident of the organizing committee:
Prof. Dr. Vasile SURD

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Vasile ZOTIC
Dr. Diana-Elena ALEXANDRU
Dr. Viorel PUIU
Dr. Ştefan DEZSI
Dr. Oana-Ramona ILOVAN
George GAMAN, PhD Student
Bianca-Sorina RĂCĂŞAN, PhD Student
Maria-Cristina ONEŢ, PhD Student
Alexandru Sabin NICULA, PhD Student
Elena-Simona BALEA, PhD Student
Zoltan MAROŞI, MA Student
Gyorgy ALBERT, MA Student


Contact person
Diana-Elena ALEXANDRU, or

Dates to remember

Title and abstract submission:  December 1st, 2013 - June 15th, 2014
Early registration: before March 1st, 2014
Regular registration: before May 1st, 2014
Late registration: before June 15th, 2014
Second call for papers: February 15th, 2014
Acceptance of participation: June 15th, 2014
Final Programme: July 1st, 2014
Confirmation of registration: July 1st, 2014 (confirmation only after payment)

Conference language
The official languages of the conference will be Romanian and English. When needed, we will provide simultaneous translation.

All participants are invited to propose papers or poster presentations that should be lectured in English, either in the plenary or in panel sessions. Posters will be displayed during a dedicated session and throughout the conference. Poster presentations represent an important section of the conference. Further details related to the certain amount of time reserved for lectures and discussion will be available at a later date.

Field trip and social activities
We are willing to organise a number of prior and after conference field trips and social activities. Further details will be available in the final programme of the conference.