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European Day of Demography 2023

The European Day of Demography (4 February) is celebrated every year in memory of the London merchant, John Graunt, who was the first person to conduct demographic and epidemiological research in his home city in 1662.

Join us for the European Day of Demography, organized by Population Europe and the Federal Institute for Population Research (BIB) in collaboration with the

  • European Commission
  • European Association for Population Studies
  • Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française
  • Associazione Italiana per gli Studi di Popolazione
  • British Society for Population Studies
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie 
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Demografie 

and with the kind support of Förderfonds Wissenschaft in Berlin.


Click here to sign up for one or multiple panels of the online event. 

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13:00-14:00 | Panel I 

“Data Is the New Oil”. What We Can Learn from New Data Sources about Demography

Anne Gauthier, Director of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and Professor of Comparative Family Studies at the University of Groningen

Melinda Mills, Director of the Leverhulme Center for Demographic Science, Oxford University

Andy Tatem, Director of WorldPop and Professor at the University of Southampton

Emilio Zagheni, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Moderation: Nikola Sander, Research Director at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BIB)

14:15-15:15 | Panel II

Challenged Populations: The Demographics of Eastern Europe Under Threat

Pavel Grigoriev, Head of Research Group Mortality at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BIB)

Tomáš Kučera, Professor at the Charles University in Prague

Nataliia Levchuk, Senior Researcher at the Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies in Kyiv and Guest Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Brienna Perelli-Harris, Professor of Demography at the University of Southampton

Moderation: Andreas Edel, Executive Secretary of Population Europe

15:30-16:30 | Panel III

Demography and Intergenerational Fairness

Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Vice Rector for Science and head of the Institute of Statistics and Demography at the Warsaw School of Economics

Albert Esteve, Director of the Centre for Demographic Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Jane C. Falkingham, Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change, PI of the ESRC Connecting Generations and Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, University of Southampton.

Wolfgang Lutz, Founding Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna)

Moderation: Katja Patzwaldt, Researcher at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BIB)

18:30-20:00 | Evening Event and Public Debate

We Are All Ageing, but Some Age Better Than Others. How We Can Deal With Population Disparities

Annette Baudisch, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics and Chair of the Danish Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Southern Denmark

Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of the Munich Institute for the Economics of Ageing and Managing Director of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

Juliane Seifert, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community

C. Katharina Spieß, Director of the Federal Institute for Population Research (BIB) and Professor of Population Economics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Dubravka Šuica, the European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography

Moderation: Shelly Kupferberg, Journalist



European Day of Demography Partner Organisations
European Day of Demography Partner Organisations