29th APDR Congress
Islands and peripheral territories: challenges in a moving geography and changing “climate” patterns
29-30 June 2022, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

The APDR invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 29th APDR Congress with the theme “Islands and peripheral territories: challenges in a moving geography and changing “climate” patterns” that will be held from 16 to 17 of June 2022, at University of Madeira (Colégio dos Jesuítas), Funchal, Madeira.

About the topic

Islands economies (and peripheral areas in general) have been coping with a number of challenging issues, notably the overdependence on a few key sectors such as the tourism industry and an oversized and over subsidized public administration sector. To a certain extent, islands economies can be considered as a success story, because they succeed in defining the parameters of the overall image and political discourse being conveyed abroad by the local government and ONG at the international fora. However, the current trends in terms of climate change, natural disasters, and reduced mobility, change of the epicentre of the global economy from the North Hemisphere to the Pacific Basin and anti-globalization voices put the current narrative under pressure. A new paradigm is needed to provide a new understanding to the challenges faced by such regions. The overall aim of this conference is to bring ideas, theoretical approaches and examples of potential solutions.

Key dates

Deadline for Special Session Proposals: March 13, 2022
Proposals should be sent by email to the secretariat of the Congress (apdr@apdr.pt).

Deadline for Abstracts submissions: May 8, May 15, 2022
Authors should submit their abstracts through the online submission system by following the link https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/APDR2022

Download the call here

All information at the congress website: http://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2022