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The partners of the Population Europe network offer a broad range of educational materials, videos and software, which can be used in school classrooms, universities and other educational facilities to explain major demographic trends.

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What is migration uncertainty? How do people decide where to migrate to? And how does expert knowledge on migration translate into policy alternatives? These are just a few of the questions that students will explore in the new Migration & Migration Uncertainty teaching materials. Over the five lessons, not only will students examine global migration patterns, but they will also dive deeply into the dynamics at play in a singular country and compare their findings with those of their peers.

 Resources for Educators
PRB’s World Population Data Sheet is an excellent reference and data analysis tool. Teachers are encouraged to have their students use the Data Sheet for a variety of topics and activities. The following series of short activities allows students to access a wealth of data on the world, regions, and individual countries, and develop their data literacy skills and knowledge of geography.
Cover images of the four lesson plans in German
Population Europe hat vier Unterrichtspläne für Lehrende entwickelt, um ihre Schüler über Demografie aufzuklären. Das Lehrmaterial wurde mit verschiedenen Schulklassen getestet, um sicherzustellen, dass die Materialien sowohl für die Schülerinnen und Schüler, als auch für die Lehrenden ohne umfangreiche Vorbereitungen interessant und verständlich sind.
All About Population
A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow? For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world. What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come? How will the world be populated in the future?
GEDEM's data-playground
GEDEM's data playground allows users to explore, visualise and download data on the composition of the population in each of the municipalities of Spain since the beginning of the XXI century, as well as on the evolution of different indexes of residential segregation and population diversity.
PRB Visual Products
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is known for its innovative visual and digital products that present data and research on population, health, and other topics in compelling, and interactive formats. These products help funders, implementers, researchers, journalists, and advocates creatively share information.
New Animation on International Migration created by INED and Population Europe
How are immigrants distributed across the globe? In which countries are they most numerous? This tool provides access to the latest United Nations statistics for 230 countries of the world. Via maps or country lists you can select your indicator to view immigrant populations, annual migratory growth and total annual population growth.  
 The European Demographic Data Sheet
The European Demographic Data Sheet pools current figures as well as projections. It covers the EU 27-countries and 22 other states on the European continent as well as Japan and the United States. Basic demographic data about fertility, ageing and migration is presented in one main table and short explanatory text and additional graphs highlight certain interesting developments. The Data Sheet is updated with a new focus every two years. Maintainer/Info: Sergei Scherbov