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A newly announced three-year European Union Twinning initiative will support the development of research methods expertise at the University of Tallinn, Estonia. The aim is to strengthen research on youth transitions from a life course perspective. [...]
by Jana Vobecká
Professor James Vaupel, Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics at the University of Southern Denmark, has received a research grant to study consequences of COVID-19 related mortality. The project will investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on survival and mortality across different population groups and countries. [...]
Frans Willekens, formerly of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, has received the 2020 Mindel C. Sheps Award from the Population Association of America (PAA). [...]
Helga de Valk has been appointed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences as director of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) with effect from 1 November 2020. De Valk takes over from Leo van Wissen. [...]
Two researchers within our network, Melinda Mills of the University of Oxford and Sergei Scherbov of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), have received European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept Grants for their new projects. [...]
Extended Deadline for Award Nominations
Because the European Population Conference 2020 had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for all European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) Awards has been extended to 1 July 2020. [...]
Population Europe welcomes the AAL Programme as its newest collaboration partner! [...]
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The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) is working to provide free access to data organized by sex, age group, and place of COVID-19-related deaths. The data are centralized, analysed, and provided on a dedicated website. [...]
James Vaupel, a top demographer based at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), has received a European Research Council grant for the new project ´Inequalities in Lifespans before and after Retirement: Trailblazing Demographic Theory and Analysis´. The major innovation of Vaupel’s project is the inclusion of individual lifespan inequalities into the theory on mortality at older ages. [...]
Berlin, 23 March 2020 – The decision of the international evaluation committee on the European Demographer Awards, a prize donated by the Förderfonds Wissenschaft in Berlin, was announced today by the secretariat of the European research network Population Europe. [...]