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Projections and Forecasts

Following the great success of the first conference of the European Society of Historical Demography (ESHD), which took place from 25 to 27 September 2014 in Alghero (Italy), we are pleased to announce the second ESHD conference, which will take place from 21 to 24 September 2016 in Leuven (Belgium). [...]
INED celebrated its 70th anniversary with special conferences, September 22, 2015. Henri Leridon (INED) presents a history of forecast in population research. Realisation: Odile Gras © Institut national d’études démographiques The Population Europe Inter-Face Series has been published with financial support from the Progress programme of the European Union in the framework of the project ”Supporting a Partnership for Enhancing Europe’s Capacity to Tackle Demographic and Societal Change”. [...]
Paul-André Rosental (INED-Sciences po) presents the historical and ideological context of the early years of INED. Realisation: Odile Gras © Institut national d’études démographiques The Population Europe Inter-Face Series has been published with financial support from the Progress programme of the European Union in the framework of the project ”Supporting a Partnership for Enhancing Europe’s Capacity to Tackle Demographic and Societal Change”. [...]
Le 22 septembre 2015, l'Ined célébrait ses 70 ans lors d'une journée-débats. François Héran, directeur de recherche et ancien directeur de l'Ined, responsable du secteur Sciences humaines et sociales à l'Agence nationale de la recherche, fait une synthèse des débats de la journée et ouvre des pistes de réflexion sur l'avenir de l'institut. [...]
Course description: The last decades have witnessed significant changes in the attitudes of ecologists and evolutionary biologists towards open-access data. The availability of information on species’ conservation status (IUCN), geographic ranges (GBIF), functional traits (CLOPA, BIEN), demographic rates (COMPADRE, COMADRE, BIDDABA, MALDABA,  DATLife) offer the unprecedented opportunity to examine global drivers of life history strategies using robust statistical tools on large datasets using phylogenetic methods. [...]
The International Conference on Sequence Analysis and Related Methods will be held in Lausanne, June 8-10, 2016, four years after the Lausanne Conference on Sequence Analysis (LaCOSA). The conference aims to bring together scholars using innovative methods for analyzing longitudinal data in social, managerial, political, health or environmental sciences with developers of methods for longitudinal analysis. [...]
The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) invites contributions to the next European Population Conference to be held in Mainz, Germany, 31 August - 3 September 2016 (EPC2016). EPC2016 is a general scientific population conference where the topic "Demographic Change and Policy Implications" will receive special attention.   [...]
Educational film about the causes and consequences of demographic change in Germany. (language: German) © MPIDR / FWU   [...]
A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow? For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world. What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come? How will the world be populated in the future? [...]

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