Working Group

PhD Network

There are many PhD students in the broad field of population studies throughout Europe and several initiatives have been developed to bring them together, such as PopFest and Young Demographers. Yet thus far an overarching network is lacking. The overall aim of this PhD network is therefore to bring PhD students across Europe together.

We try to do so by:

-    Promoting existing initiatives for PhD students like PopFest and Young Demographers to members
-    Providing a forum where new PhD initiatives can develop
-    Providing a central information point (e.g. courses, job opportunities, conferences) for students
-    Organising student events at the EPC conferences
-    Creating a database of the network members to facilitate networking and support between them

Online PhD Event

On 20 and 21 May 2021 the EAPS PhD Network organizes its first online event by and for PhD students (+1 year) in the field of population studies. This will not be a regular conference, but a series of panel discussions and masterclasses tailored to your needs as a young researcher. The conference will give you a chance to meet the research community, we will cover questions like ‘how to get published?’ or ‘how to deal with frustration and conflict in academia?’, and you can join a series of unique masterclasses with senior scholars in the field!

Click here for the full program and registration


Want to join? Or do you have suggestions?

Do you have an idea for an (online) activity? Or perhaps you would like to moderate a forum? You can contact one of the members of the steering committee and ask about the possibilities (email addresses can be found at bottom of page). 

Steering Committee

  • Alyce Raybould
    PhD Student at LSHTM, UK
  • Vytenis Deimantas
    PhD Student at Bocconi University, Italy
  • Francesco Rampazzo
    PhD Student at University of Southampton, UK & Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany
  • Anna Altová
    PhD Student at Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Gusta Wachter
    PhD Student at NIDI, Netherlands

Contact information

For information please contact one of the members of the Steering Committee: