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European Demography Forum


Demography, Democracy and the Welfare State

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, WissenschaftsForum Berlin, Markgrafenstr. 37, 10117 Berlin




11:30-12:30: Registration & Lunch Break


12:30-13:00: Opening Session

  • Dr Andreas Edel, Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research │ Executive Secretary, Population Europe, Berlin
  • Drs Nico van Nimwegen, Honorary Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute │ Executive Director, European Association for Population Studies, The Hague
  • Alanna Armitage, United Nations Population Fund, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Director, Istanbul


13:00-13:30: Demography and Democracy: A Research Agenda

  • Prof. Dr 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"


13:30-14:00: Demography & Brexit

  • Prof. Jane C. Falkingham OBE, Director, ESRC Centre for Population Change and Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, University of Southampton │ President of the European Association for Population Studies


14:00-14:30: Migration and Access to Welfare in the EU: The Interplay Between Residence and Nationality

  • Dr 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 Liege, Belgium


14:30-15:00: Coffee Break


15:00-15:30: Europe as a Continent of Pro-Elderly Welfare States within Child-Oriented Societies

  • Prof. Pieter Vanhuysse, PhD, Professor of the Department of Political Science and Public Management and the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies, University of Southern Denmark │Board Member of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics at SDU Social Sciences


15:30-16:00: Why ‘bad jobs’ are bad for democracy: Precarious work and political participation in Europe

  • Prof. Ian Ross MacMillan, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Limerick


16:00-16:30: No one left behind? Equality goals of welfare states and the current state of affairs in Finland

  • Prof. Dr Jani Erola, Professor of Sociology at the University of Turku and Director of INVEST Research Flagship Center


16:30-17:00: Conclusions