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Projections and Forecasts

Understanding and addressing the root causes of displacements
This policy brief aims to offer an overview of the current state of scientific knowledge on the root causes of migration; review the opportunities and limitations of migration estimates and forecasts regarding future trends; and provide evidence-informed policy recommendations. This brief is based on research conducted in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Project QuantMig: Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy (www.quantmig.eu), and responds to a research interest of the Commission on the Root Causes of Displacement of the German Government. [...]
World Population Deputy Program Director Raya Muttarak is organizing a cyberseminar in the context of the Population and Environment Networks (PERN) that she is also chairing. The cyberseminar provides a platform for dynamic engagement between scientists from different disciplinary communities to advance the conversation centered on the nexus of population-climate change-food security. [...]
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, one of the most urgent policy issues is to gain a better understanding of the extent and ways in which demographics have determined different patterns of mortality in European countries due to the virus, and whether and how the pandemic and its economic consequences will affect population dynamics in the future. European demographers have been intensively working on these questions since the pandemic began. This policy brief offers an overview of the most important crisis outcomes identified by the demographic community in Europe to date, and points towards the pivotal trends that need to be tackled in the coming months. [...]
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. [...]
The theme of the Wittgenstein Centre's 2020 Conference is "Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences". Submissions to the Call for Papers are welcome until 31 July. [...]
The theme of the Wittgenstein Centre's 2020 Conference is “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”. [...]
This is the fourth edition of the Demographic Portrait of Hungary – the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute's three-yearly comprehensive report on the population changes in the country. This volume serves the same purpose as previous editions: to present scientifically grounded information and trends in a brief and concise manner, using figures and tables that will assist professionals and ’laymen’ alike. The report is now available in English. [...]
The demographic structure of the European Union (EU) and its development are of huge consequence for the EU and its citizens in a host of areas. This yearly European Parliament report highlights EU population trends and evolution, with an "in-focus" section looking at the relationship between food and nutrition and demographic changes.  [...]
The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) is a non-profitable society of persons with a scientific interest in the study of human populations. The 2020 BSPS Conference will be held at the University of Leicester, Stamford Court, 14-16 September. [...]

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