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Population Europe’s policy brief series “Population & Policy Compact” comprehensively summarises cutting-edge research results and provides policy recommenda­tions on specific population topics. Within four pages, each volume provides a concise and succinct synthesis of key research findings by eminent researchers from the Network and other leading European experts.

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Why Should We Care About Uncertainty in Migration Flows?
28/03/2022
Migration processes, despite being highly uncertain, volatile and complex, very often demand concrete, rapid and targeted policy responses. Yet, addressing the uncertainty that is an inherent feature of migration trends is still a challenge. How can progress be achieved in this area?
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10 Years After the  Directive 2011/36/EU
14/02/2022
The EU’s anti-trafficking Directive adopted a holistic, human rights sensitive approach but it has not been sufficiently implemented in all member states’ legislation. This Policy Brief reviews the challenges and gaps in its implementation, such as the lack of adequate assistance and protection for victims of trafficking and missing identification systems.
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Strengthening evidence- informed policymaking  on migration
10/12/2021
Political decision-makers often rely on scientific evidence and expert knowledge as one of many inputs to make choices that align with their policy goals. However, given the increasing complexity of policy issues, time pressure, public expectations and institutional constraints, as well as the breadth of research and data available on migration now, identifying what is reliable knowledge is challenging.
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Welfare states as lifecycle redistribution machines
01/10/2021
European welfare states have evolved into sizable and resource-consuming institutions with a total social spending of around 28 percent of GDP and social policies affect every stage of citizens’ lives. But what do welfare states mostly do?
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Das Leben nach der Pandemie
27/05/2021
Für die Zeit nach der Pandemie sind jedoch langfristige soziodemografische Herausforderungen zu erwarten, die aus der Pandemie erwachsen und auf die die Gesellschaft und politische Entscheidungsträger*innen vorbereitet sein sollten. Dieser Policy Brief präsentiert Vorschläge für gesellschaftliche Veränderungen.
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Cover of Report "Uncertainty in Future  Migration Flows: Where  Does It Come From?"
04/01/2021
To support scientists and policymakers in their endeavour to study often complex and volatile migration flows, this policy brief aims to understand where most of the uncertainty in the future migration comes from, and what can be done to reduce or manage this uncertainty. 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).