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The Population Europe App will be travelling throughout Germany this summer
In 2013, our exhibition "How to Get to 100 - and Enjoy It" was apart of the 2013 Science Year - "The Demographic Opportunity", which is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Five years after its launch, our travelling exhibition will be travelling again, but this time as an app! [...]
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PEs Video Series Continues
Why do women remain childless, why is 60 the new 70, what factors influence migration decisions? In our Population Europe Video Series "Population Europe Inter-Faces", 20 well-respected researchers from the Population Europe network answer demographic questions in a very intelligible and comprehensive way. Each one of them is also explaining one figure, that they find interesting an important. You can watch the videos here [...]
During an award ceremony on 10 April 2018 at the heart of Berlin, at the Allianz Forum, Kieron Barclay and Fanny Janssen were honoured with the 2018 Allianz European Demographer Awards. The award ceremony was held on occasion of the opening event of the Berlin Demography Forum, with eminent decision-makers and representatives in attendance from research and business, as well as from political and societal organisations. [...]
Deadline: 2 June 2019
One partial scholarship worth GBP 4,000.00 towards tuition fees is offered for the 2019-20 academic year.   Eligibility for Funding The scholarship is open to applicants who have been accepted onto the 2019-20 London-based MSc Demography & Health programme. Applicants should be aware that preference will be given to prospective students with a demonstrable interest in the field of demographic estimation, or, the demography of low-income countries. [...]
Deadline: 19 May 2019
The Population Investigation Committee (PIC) established a scholarship fund in 1996 to facilitate further training in demography past undergraduate level. Eligibility for the studentship is restricted to students accepted on a PIC-approved Masters degree course at a PIC-approved institution. [...]
The 8th Berlin Demography Forum (BDF) takes place from 21-22 January 2019 and focuses on the aspects of “Diversity – Social Equity – Cohesion. Perspectives for Germany and Europe”. It aims to bring together leading politicians, scientists, economists, and representatives of international organisations and civil society to debate possible routes towards sustainable development and conveys them to the public at large.  [...]
New issue of the Journal of Population Ageing
The new issue of the Journal of Population Ageing is a collection of articles from a number of different authors focused on the Active Ageing Index. It includes the following articles from several of our Partner Institutes: "The Policy Discourse of Active Ageing: Some Reflections" by Asghar Zaidi and Kenneth Howse [...]
Vulnerabilities, agency and policy implications
This paper starts with a short review of the growing literature on the topic of older migrants, particularly in relation to this population’s diversity, social vulnerability, loneliness, (transnational) care and support networks. It then introduces the collection of papers of this special issue by proposing an approach to studying older migrants as social actors who develop strategies to surpass vulnerabilities. Older migrants mobilise their resources while taking into account structural opportunities and restrictions from the meso and macro levels. [...]
Wellbeing from a life course perspective
Support of children and elderly persons is an important function of many social institutions, including the family and the public transfer system. Population ageing and increasing longevity require adaptions of these institutions as the share of dependent elderly people increases. It is of utmost importance to gain a better understanding of the way intergenerational support can be organised to be sustainable under demographic change without overburdening those who provide the support, and at the same time serve the people in the best possible way. [...]
Press Release: Alberto Palloni will coordinate a new ERC Advanced project at CSIC that will demonstrate the theories linking developmental biology, epigenetics and human health and mortality [...]

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