Welcome to participate in Landsbygdsriksdagen 2020. Please note that all sessions are in Swedish. We offer translation for parts of the program. Two excursions and two seminars will be held entirely in English.

Click here to get the PDF-invite: Welcome to the rural parliament 2020 

Click here to register for the event: http://bit.ly/landsbygdsriksdagen2020_int_participant

Here is some practical information for the days ahead.

Programme summary

Friday 8 MAY


Jönköping County offers inspirational trips showcasing good examples of local development. The day will be spent with local guides, who will give a tour of their communities.

Trips that will be held entirely in English:




The day ends with a festive opening ceremony and networking dinner at Spira Cultural Centre.

Saturday 9 May


We will spend Saturday and Sunday at Elmia Congress and Concert Hall. We will begin the day with short, inspiring and thought-provoking talks that provide some perspective on life. After the inspiring talks, we will process our reactions in conversations at the exhibition and a choice of seminars. The afternoon will be dedicated to a national political debate with a focus on following up promises and initiatives for rural areas.

Seminar that will be held entirely in English:

”1g. Rural development and planning in the Nordic Region.”



We will end Saturday with a celebratory banquet at Elmia Congress and Concert Hall.

Sunday 10 May


Sunday morning will be a time for rewarding discussions between people with strong – but very different – opinions. We will end the Swedish Rural Parliament with a delicious lunch made from local produce, before returning home with a head full of new thoughts, ideas and meetings.

Seminar that will be held entirely in English:

”3d. Are the rural and urban norms different in different countries?”



Congress Venue

The Rural Parliament (Landsbygdsriksdagen) will take place at Elmia Congress and Concert Hall in the city of Jönköping. Address: Elmiavägen 15, 554 54 Jönköping


If you have booked your hotel through Resia you only have to mention your name and that you are participating in Landsbygdsriksdagen when checking in. You do not need a voucher. Do double check your confirmation letter to make sure your booking is in order!

Travel to Jönköping

By plane, train, car or bus it is easy to get to Jönköping and Elmia Congress and Concert hall. The central location and infrastructure always makes Elmia close.

Car – The E4 passes just outside the Elmia Congress and Concert Hall and provides quick transport by car.

Train – With only one change you can get from Stockholm in 3.5 hours, from Malmö in 2.5 hours and from Gothenburg in 2 hours.

Flight – There are direct flights from Stockholm Arlanda airport. Travel time from Arlanda is approximately 1 hour. Jönköping Airport is located 9 km from Jönkoping city center. For transport to and from the airport, you can go by taxi, bus or rental car.

The conference secretariat can assist you in booking your travel. Please fill in the details by clicking congress@resia.se.

Resia Congress
+46 18 183535



If you have any questions about registration, hotel or travel bookings, please contact:

Resia Congress
+46 18 183535

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:

Project manager – Anna Johansson, Riksorganisationen Hela Sverige ska leva
+46 10 479 77 49

We wish you a pleasant stay and a warm welcome to Jönköping and Landsbygdsriksdagen 2020!