At the Berlin Demography Days 2021, you will have the opportunity to discuss current issues of German, European and global population developments with international experts from the policy arena, societal organisations and the world of research.
On the first day, the Berlin Demography Forum, we will have a panel discussion focusing on the topic "The Baby Boomers are Retiring – Chances and Challenges for Generational Fairness". We are delighted that European Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica has agreed to give a keynote address at the event. Afterwards, the European Demographer Awards — donated by the Förderfonds Wissenschaft in Berlin — will be presented to four outstanding young researchers from Barcelona, London, Oxford / Odense and Paris.
On the second day, the European Demography Forum will take place. Internationally renowned researchers will discuss with you the connection between demography, democracy and the welfare state in Europe. The lectures will deal, for example, with the question of equal access to the welfare state, aspects of generational justice, issues of social inequality and the effects of demographic changes on the composition of the electorate.
On the third day, the Global Demography Forum, we will look at how we can use data to solve current problems of the Global South. Leading researchers from Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA will present research results on the topics of ageing society, family and fertility, gender, human capital, migration and mortality.
Due to the limited number of participants, we kindly ask you to register early here.
You can register for all three days, or for individual forums.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held online (via Zoom). Simultaneous translation will be provided.
We are pleased to welcome you to the Berlin Demography Days. Stay healthy!
For the partners of the Berlin Demography Days
Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Federal Ministry of Health
European Association for Population Studies
Förderfonds Wissenschaft in Berlin
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Population Europe / Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
United Nations Population Fund
With best regards
Former Federal Minister / Chair, German National Association of Senior Citizens' Organisations, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Berlin Demography Forum
Executive Secretary of Population Europe / Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Speakers, Presenters and Panellists (among others):
José Manuel Aburto, European Demographer Award Winner 2021 / Newton International Fellow, Department of Sociology and Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science & Nuffield College, Fellow, University of Oxford / Assistant Professor (on leave), Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics, University of Southern Denmark
Alanna Armitage, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund, Istanbul
Anna Braam, Chair and Speaker, Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (Stiftung für die Rechte zukünftiger Generationen)
Carlo Giovanni Camarda, European Demographer Award Winner 2021 / Research Scientist and Head of the research unit UR 05: Mortalité, Santé, Épidémiologie, Institut National d’Études Démographiques, Paris
Samuel Clark, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Helga A. G. de Valk, Director, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague / Professor of Migration and the Lifecourse, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Population Research Center, University of Groningen / President of the European Association of Population Studies
Andreas Eckert (on behalf of the donor of the European Demographer Awards), Chair of the Board, Förderfonds Wissenschaft in Berlin
Andreas Edel, Executive Secretary, Population Europe / Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Jani Erola, Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Research, University of Turku, Finland / Director, INVEST Research Flagship Center
Albert Esteve Palós, Director, Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), and Adjunct Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Alex Chika Ezeh, Dornsife Professor of Global Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia / Former (Founding) Director of African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, and the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)
Jane C. Falkingham OBE, Director, ESRC Centre for Population Change and Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, University of Southampton / Honorary President of the European Association for Population Studies
Franziska Giffey (tbc), Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Alice Goisis, European Demographer Award Winner 2020 / Associate Professor in Demography, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University College London
Klaus Hurrelmann, Senior Professor of Public Health and Education, Hertie School, Berlin
Ridhi Kashyap, Professorial Fellow and Associate Professor of Social Demography, Co-Leader of the Programme Digital / Computational Science, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Oxford University
Sunita Kishor, Director, Demographic and Health Surveys Program, Rockville, Maryland
Heike Klüver, Professor of Comparative Political Behaviour, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Spokesperson of the Research Training Group "The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policy"
James Sebastian Kuriath, PhD, Director and Senior Professor, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai
Stefan Liebig, Director of the Socio-Economic Panel and member of the Executive Board, DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) / Professor of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin
Ulrich Lilie, President, Diakonie Deutschland
Wolfgang Lutz, Director of the World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria / Scientific Director, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences / Professor of Demography, University of Vienna
Ian Ross Macmillan, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Limerick
Franz Müntefering, Former Federal Minister / Chair, German National Association of Senior Citizens' Organisations
Rainer Münz, Former Special Adviser on Migration and Demography at the European Commission’s European Political Strategy Centre / KCMD, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Elisabeth Niejahr, Member of the Executive Team of the non-profit Hertie Foundation
Iñaki Permanyer, European Demographer Award Winner 2020 / Researcher, Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Barcelona
Georges Reniers, PhD, Professor of Demography, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Population Studies Group
Dubravka Šuica, European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, Brussels
Clemens Tesch-Römer, Director, German Centre of Gerontology, Berlin / Professor, Department of Educational Science and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin
Nico van Nimwegen, Honorary Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute / Executive Director, European Association for Population Studies, The Hague
Pieter Vanhuysse, PhD, Professor of the Department of Political Science and Public Management and the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies / Board Member, Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics at SDU Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Daniela Vintila, Postdoctoral Researcher, ERC-funded project Migration, Transnationalism and Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe (MiTSoPro), Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium
Emilio Zagheni, PhD, Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock / Professor of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
Eliya Zulu, Executive Director and founder of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)