Field Seminar in 2022


  • Registration for the Field Seminar (13-16 July, Zagreb, Croatia) is now open. In order to register, it is mandatory to fill out the Google form available here.
  • The fee for one participant or accompanying person is 325 EUR. The fee includes two meals per day (lunch and snack), transportation and all entrance fees and activities according to the program (see below).
  • The Field Seminar will be organized for a maximum of 40 people. Therefore, please register in time in the Google form.
  • Registration is open to all interested colleagues but last-year Colloqium participants and CSRS members will be given priority if necessary.  
  • The fee is to be paid by bank transfer only. Payment is possible from June 1 and will close on June 25. All participants and/or accompanying persons registered in Google form will be notified about the bank transfer details. 



Zagreb and its Rurban Region, Central and Mountainous Croatia

13 – 16 July 2022


  • Get to know the historic city center of Zagreb and its traditional farmers' market Dolac and learn about the gastronomic identity of Zagreb and Croatia;

  • Explore the challanges of managing Medvednica Nature Park (1035 m above sea level), probably one of the closest FIS Ski World Cup tracks in the world to the city, by the new cable car and on foot;

  • Study the multifunctional rural development of the agricultural and consumption countryside in the picturesque region of Hrvatsko Zagorje with its dispersed settlements, old castles, spa towns, pilgrimage trails and sites;

  • Learn about the development of wine tourism in the hilly landscapes of Central Croatia;

  • Take a tour of the peripheral rural border regions of Banovina and Kordun, which are trying to come back to life after the earthquake;

  • Discover Mountainous Croatia and Plitvice Lakes, UNESCO World Heritage Site, jewel of Croatian karst and one of the most beautiful water oases in the arid Dinaric region.

  • Discuss:

  • The challenges of post-earthquake revitalization in Zagreb's historic core and rural peripheral areas;
  • Urbanization pressures and land management conflicts in the urban region of Zagreb;
  • Impact of the EU Common Agricultural Policy on agricultural transformation and rural development;
  • Environmental, social and economic sustainability in protected areas (Medvednica Nature Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park);
  • Identity and branding of local products;
  • Agricultural cooperatives and alternative food networks.


  • The program will start on Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 am at the Zagreb Central Railway Station, by the equestrian statue of King Tomislav.
  • Wednesday, July 13 will be spent in the center of Zagreb and in the Medvednica Nature Park.
  • On Thursday, Friday and Saturday (July 14-16), a full-day bus tour will be organized, each starting and ending in Zagreb.
  • Lunch and a light meal will be provided on each day of the seminar.
  • The program will end on Saturday, July 16, in the late evening hours.
  • Schedule will allow for micro-presentations for participants who wish to present their research in the field of rural studies.
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants (with the title of the micro-presentation if held by the participant ).

  • Accommodation:

  • Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation in Zagreb for the entire duration of the Field seminar (e.g. July 13 - 16 July ).
  • We recommend booking your accommodation in or near the city center, as the departure point will be there.

  • Field Seminar Fee and Deadlines:

  • The fee includes two meals per day (lunch and snack), transportation and all entrance fees as per the program.
  • The fee for one participant or accompanying person is 325 EUR.
  • The registration will be opened until maximum of 40 participants will be reached.


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Welcome to Croatia in 2022!

Croatia is a European country with surface area of 56.578 square kilometers of land and 31.067 square kilometers of sea. It is situated on contact of Central, Southeast and Mediterranean Europe. Croatia is famous for its unusual shape which is the reason of great natural, climate and cultural diversity on small area. It consists of three main geographical regions: the Adriatic (coastal) region with more than 1000 islands and islets, the Dinaric (highland) region and the Pannonian (lowland) region. According to the latest population census Croatia has a population of 4,2 million.

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is the economic, cultural and political center of the country and also the largest city. The city is located in the southwestern part of the Pannonian Plain and by its history and culture, Zagreb is a central European city, city of parks, unusual museums, vibrant food markets, everyday cafe culture and street festivals. And if you get enough of urban spaces, Nature Park Medvednica can be reached in only 30 minutes from the city center. The surrounding areas of Zagreb are particularly attractive and very well known for vineyards and wine roads, castles and spas. The University of Zagreb is the oldest university in Croatia and among the oldest one in Europe. It was founded in 1669 and in 2019 celebrated its 350th anniversary. At the University of Zagreb scientific and artistic work is carried out at 30 faculties and 3 art academies with around 70.000 students.

We believe that you will feel the beauty of our country and hope that you will bring pleasant memories. Enjoy your stay!




Zagreb is home to Croatia’s biggest airport hub, connecting you to dozens of destinations throughout the world.


How to get to & from the Airport:


The scheduled airport shuttle is operating between the Airport and the Zagreb Central Bus Terminal. The bus runs every 30 minutes and costs 35 HRK (around 5 EUR).


Departures are scheduled every 35 minutes. First departure on weekdays and Saturdays is at 04:20AM and on Sundays at 05:20AM, while the last departure is every day at 00:15AM. The price is 10 HRK (around 1,5 EUR).


The taxi stand for arriving passengers will be available at the Passenger Terminal, located in the vicinity of the Ground Floor, Arrivals level of the Terminal. The price for a trip to the city centre is around 150-300 HRK (around 20-40 EUR) depending on your final destination in Zagreb. Remember to agree upon price before taking the trip.

Rent-a-car service is available at the airport.