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Second Exploratory Meeting

Between the Vice President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica & leading demographers at the EU

Second Exploratory Meeting


On Wednesday, 28 April 2021, Population Europe hosted a meeting between the Vice President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica, and leading demographers at the EU.

The purpose of this second meeting in the series of meetings bringing together the European Commission’s Vice-President for Democracy and Demography and European demography experts was to discuss: a) the role of demography in the recovery plans for Europe and b) population decline and brain drain.

Check out the programme of the event here.


Participants included:

Gunnar Andersson, Professor in Demography, and head of the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA).

Francesco Billari, Professor in Demography and Dean of the Faculty at Bocconi University, Milan.

Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Professor at the Institute of Statistics and Demography at Warsaw School of Economics.

Ivan Čipin, Professor of Demography at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb.

Helga de Valk, Professor of Migration and the Life Course at the University of Groningen and Director of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI).

Juho Härkönen, Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, and Co-Director the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) of the European University Institute.

Wolfgang Lutz, Professor of Demography at the University of Vienna and Founding Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital.

Melinda Mills, Nuffield Professor of Sociology and Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at Oxford University.

Iñaki Permanyer, ICREA Research Professor and Head of the “Health and Demography” Unit the Centre for Demographic Studies in Barcelona

Zsolt Spéder, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pécs, where he leads the Demographic Program at the Doctoral School of Demography and Sociology, and Director of the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute.

Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Democracy and Demography.

Magda Tomasini, Director of the French Institute for Demographic Studies (Institut national d'études démographiques, INED).

Emilio Zagheni, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Affiliate Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington.