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Population Europe was founded in 2009. Our network builds upon the unique knowledge base of 40 institutes and collaboration partners, and more than 150 leading experts in our Council of Advisors from all over Europe.

What are the objectives of Population Europe?

We provide new insights, precise facts and evidence-based findings at the forefront of population and policy research, and disseminate up-to-date information to various audiences.

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Who are the Partners?

Our Partners are the leading research centres in the area of population and policy in currently more than 15 European countries. Moreover, we have established institutional collaborations with a number of national and international organisations.

What is the Council of Advisors?

The Council of Advisors is Population Europe’s scientific board consisting of more than 150 researchers from institutions across Europe and beyond. They have demonstrated, high-level expertise in demographic analysis and extensive knowledge of the political, economic, social and geographic factors that influence population structure and change.

How are decisions made?

The Boards of Population Europe are composed of the most eminent researchers in population studies in Europe and ensure that our activities meet the highest standards of scientific practice. In addition, the European Association for Population Studies and the Max Planck Society regularly evaluate our activities.

What is the Secretariat?

The Population Europe Secretariat in Berlin and Brussels is hosted by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. The communication and policy experts at the Secretariat coordinate our broad range of dissemination activities.

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What is the Data Centre?

Our Data Centre provides expertise on policy-relevant population data and maintains the network’s open data portal Population Europe Resource Finder & Archive (PERFAR). The Data Centre is also engaged in a number of data-related projects and collaborates with SHARE and GGP.

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What is the Information Centre?

Our Information Centre coordinates the dissemination of demographic facts and findings on population trends and policies to the general public. It maintains the network’s online and print communication channels for media and journalists.

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What is the Policy Centre?

Our Policy Centre provides up-to-date information on policy-relevant population issues to policy makers, as well as to scientific audiences, and provides face-to-face meetings and publications tailored for decision-makers in policy, the economy and society.

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What are our current projects?

Besides disseminating information about the most recent research results on a regular basis, Population Europe also conducts its own projects, such as the travelling exhibition “How to get to 100 – and enjoy it” and the policy-relevant data portal PERFAR.

What other projects are we engaged in?

Population Europe is collaborating with a number of EU-wide projects, such as FamiliesAndSocieties on family developments and family policies, TEMPER on temporary vs. permanent migration, AGENTA on public and private transfers, and the JPI “More Years, Better Lives” on issues related to demographic change.

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