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From the Economic and Social Research Council: We are delighted to announce that we will be investing £2.8m in the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) over 5 years until 2024. Continuing into a new phase, the principal aim of the Centre will be to increase research methods capability in the social sciences and beyond through innovative training and capacity-building activities in the application of core and advanced research methods techniques. [...]
Identification of causal mechanisms in demographic research: The contribution of panel data
The aim of the Special Issue is to demonstrate and scrutinize the analytical potential of panel methods in investigating causal mechanisms in demographic research.  [...]
Congratulations to Our Partners and Experts
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. We especially congratulate three of the 2019 recipients, who are affiliated with Population Europe as Experts and/or with one of our partner institutions. [...]
Deadline: 12 January 2020
Demographic change is one of the major challenges European societies will face in upcoming decades. In order to support outstanding research on the causes and consequences of population developments, Population Europe, the network of Europe’s foremost demographic research institutes, in collaboration with the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Berlin Demography Forum, invites nominations for the European Demographer Award.  [...]
Deadline: 1 December 2019
In 2018, a Task Force oversaw the revision of our new Baseline questionnaire. We are now busy preparing the new longitudinal, follow-up questionnaire. This new version was streamlined to mirror the changes introduced in the Baseline and to focus on events and changes between waves. In addition, the questionnaire was shortened in order to make room for new modules. At the moment, only the core version is available (i.e. without the new modules). [...]
This publicly available search page enables you to browse the promising practices on the protection of children in migration encoded into the European database. Please note that the European Commission is not conducting any evaluation of the practices, but simply puts the platform at the disposal of practitioners who want to promote their projects. The submitted practices are entirely under the responsibility of the authors. [...]
On 1 October 2019 the University of Vienna has opened a new Department of Demography in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Headed by Wolfgang Lutz, this new department will be a strong university-based pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital which also includes IIASA’s World Population Program and the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. [...]
Deadline: 11 November 2019
The IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) are studying the future of European immigration in 2030 through an online expert survey. They invite expert opinions about the implications for European immigration according to four migration scenarios based on the most extensive available systematic literature review of migration scenarios and forecasting studies. [...]
Online consultation open until 4 December 2019
Next Steps is a longitudinal cohort study, following a nationally representative group of nearly 16,000 people born in England in 1989-1990. The aim of the Age 31 Sweep is to provide data for research and policy on the lives of this generation of adults in their early 30s. CLS is seeking input on the scientific content of the Age 31 Sweep. The aim of this open consultation is to help ensure that the data collected at age 31 is high quality and addresses key research and policy questions. [...]
Judith Kohlenberger, Isabella Buber-Ennser & Bernhard Rengs have received the Renner Institut Kurt-Rothschild-Award 2019 for their "Displaced Persons in Austria Survey (DiPAS): Education, Qualifications and Moral Concepts of Refugees in Austria." [...]