In this video, we interview Professor Joost Dessein, Department of Agricultural Economics at Ghent University, and President of the European Society for Rural Sociology.
Joost reflects on the innovativeness of the RSO Group, our passionate dedication, and our academic skills that allow us to stay at the cutting edge. He points to the role of members of RSO, notably Professor Bettina Bock, for their leadership in Rural Sociology across Europe.
He shares a story of meeting Professor Jan Douwe van der Ploeg after he came across his work.
In terms of the future of rural sociology, he anticipates the emergence of new themes given the dynamism ahead.
Thank you to Joost for taking the time to share these memories and thank you to Yanick Bakker for her editing skills.