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The organization of the Conference would like to develop the congress physically, on place, so it is being planned in that way. However, if the health conditions related to Covid-19 force it to develop it on remote (online), this decission will be notify during the first months of 2021. For this reason, until that decision will be taken, the registration fees will not be available.


The Working Group on Population Geography of the Spanish Association of Geography (AGE), the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of the University of Zaragoza (UZ), and the GEOT Research Group (Study Group on Regional Planning, UZ), hosted by the Institute of Research into Environmental Sciences (IUCA) of the UZ, are organising the XVII Population Conference, which has been taking place twice yearly since 1987, and will be International in this call.

The conference will be held in the city of Zaragoza and in Sariñena (capital of Los Monegros, in the province of Huesca) It is the first time that the University of Zaragoza is organising this conference of the Population Group of the Spanish Association of Geography (AGE). The location of the conference in the city of Zaragoza will allow us to be close to depopulated areas both in Los Monegros and others in the area of the Pyrenees.


The first session will focus on the central theme of the conference: depopulation, depopulated areas and demographic revitalisation in rural areas with low population density. The inaugural lecture will be given by the writer and journalist Sergio del Molino. A round table will also be organised on this subject, including experiences of recovery of depopulated and/or empty rural villages and spaces.

The second session of the conference will analyse some of the dynamics and sociodemographic and territorial processes linked to the current socio-economic model in urban spaces, and especially migrations, residential mobility and other population flows. Finally, the discussions of the third session will focus on the processes of vulnerability of the population and the study of social groups.


The field trip will take place on the Spanish and French sides of the Pyrenees, in order to compare the different dynamics and demographic processes in both territories, and considering the role of the railway to reinforce and enhance these spaces.


Geographical research on issues of population and territory will be welcome, but also other research coming from related disciplines, whether in oral or poster communication. In particular, researchers from other countries are also encouraged to present papers on the topics addressed by the conference. The general official language of the conference and sessions will be Spanish, but presentation of contributions can be made in Spanish, English or French.


Grupo de geografía de la población

Grupo de Geografía

de la Población

Grupo de Geografía de la Población

Asociación Española de Geografía

Departamento de Geografía

Departamento de Geografía y OT

Universidad de Zaragoza



Grupo de Estudios de Ordenación del Territorio



Inst. Univ. de Investigación en CC. Ambientales


Locations of the conference: Zaragoza and Sariñena (Los Monegros)