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Population Europe Event
Europe’s population will age over the next decades, as demographers predict. How precise are these demographic forecasts? How much do they vary across Europe? Which support strategies for healthy ageing will get on the political agenda? These were the main questions discussed at a conference on 1st of June in Prague, organised by Charles University and Population Europe. [...]
Policies for families: Is there a best practice?
What are the current trends in social policies related to families in Europe? What are the most important areas for future policy interventions? Are there best practices to be followed? These were the main questions discussed at the fourth FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar in Brussels. The event was chaired by Gerda Neyer (Associate Professor at Stockholm University) and Livia Sz. Oláh (Associate Professor at Stockholm University and Project Coordinator of FamiliesAndSocieties). [...]
The increase in individual life expectancy is an indisputable achievement. In terms of population, however, population ageing is inevitable in most European countries, as the most populous generation reaches higher ages whilst fertility levels remain low. What does rising longevity mean for the European economy and for Europeans? Which new social and political challenges are evolving out of ageing populations? [...]
Event Riga
Policy Implications and Challenges
On Friday, 30 October 2015, experts from science and policy met for Population Europe’s event, co-organised with three universities (Kaunas University, University of Latvia, and Tallin University) in Latvia’s capital city of Riga to discuss demographic challenges in the Baltic countries.   [...]
“How to get to 100 – and enjoy it”
Ageing is not just for old people – this was a core message at the joint opening of Population Europe’s interactive exhibition and the 3rd Berlin Demography Forum. In his opening speech Professor Wolfgang Schön, Vice-President of the Max Planck Society, reminded the more then 300 invited guests that “ageing already begins before we are born and continues to happen every time a body-cell divides. [...]
Joint Workshop and Panel Debate with CPC
On 10 May 2016, the Centre for Population Change CPC held two meetings in Westminster/London. Population Europe was a co-organiser of these events. The morning event saw the CPC research teams present their interim findings to an audience of policy-makers, academics, charity workers and journalists, followed by questions and discussion which will feed into their continuing research. Videos of the presentations can be seen on the CPC YouTube channel: [...]
The Diversity of Immigrant Families in Europe
As a result of international migration, European societies have become increasingly diverse over the past decade. At the same time, links between origin and destination countries have been established and strengthened, related to transnational family arrangements among others. [...]
On 31 March 2015 the Population Europe Information Centre was officially opened in Brussels by James W. Vaupel, Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Chair of the Population Europe Board of Trustees, with a talk on “The Remarkable Rise of Longevity – Implication for Individuals and for Societies”.   [...]
The Population Europe Exhibition “How to get to 100 – and enjoy it”, which has been travelling over the past years throughout Europe, was, by invitation of Mr Heinz Becker MEP and with financial support of the Economic and Social Research Council, on display from 26th to 29th of September at the European Parliament in Brussels. [...]

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