Today, the latest output of the Population Europe Information Centre has been launched:
the Blog Population & Policy Bites
offers perspectives on demographic trends and policies, including the entire range of population dynamics and related policy areas. Topics will vary from increasing life expectancy to new living arrangements or migration issues, and from health policies to housing issues or integration.
Contributors of the blog are leading researchers in the fields of population studies and social policy in Europe, as well as experts from various sectors of society will contribute to the discourse on demographic change and its causes and consequences.
In the first blog post
, Jakub Bijak
(Associate Professor in Demography, University of Southampton/UK), reflects upon the refugee crisis from the European perspective. Bijak concludes: “The crisis has demonstrated that the Dublin system is ill-suited to cope with mass humanitarian disasters, (…) there is an acute need for contingency and crisis planning on an EU level.”