August 13th, 2012

New Executive Secretary

The new Council of EAPS, which took office at the 2012 General Assembly, has appointed Nico van Nimwegen (NIDI, the Netherlands) as the new Executive Secretary. Nico succeeds Helga de Valk, who held this position since 2007.

July 23rd, 2012

The new Council of EAPS

The General Assembly of EAPS which convened during the European Population Conference 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden on 14 June, elected the new Council of EAPS. This Council will hold office until 2016 and is composed as follows:
President: Franceso Billari (Italy)
Vice-President: Anna Cabré (Spain)
Secretary-General / Treasurer: Marc Luy (Austria)
Member: Clara Mulder (Netherlands)
Member: Zsolt Speder (Hungary)
Executive Secretary: Nico van Nimwegen (Netherlands)

June 19th, 2012

The Gunther Beyer Award was won by Stefan Öberg, the University of Gothenburg

The Gunther Beyer Award for the best paper presented at the European Population Conference by a young scientist, was award to Stefan Öberg from the Universtity of Gothenburg for his paper “Socioeconomic differences in height among young men in southern Sweden, 1818-1968”.

The award was presented at the Closing Ceremony of EPC 2012 by the chair of the Jury, prof. Janina Jozwiak, also on behalf of the other members of the Jury prof. Graziella Caselli and prof. Guillaume Wunsch, all Honorary Presidents of EAPS.

June 19th, 2012

EAPS Poster Awards at the European Population Conference 2012

Posters have rapidly developed into a major communication tool for researchers. During the 2012 European Population Conference some 300 posters were presented in three poster sessions. For each session an international jury of three experts selected the best poster which was then awarded with the EAPS Poster Award 2012. The juries were asked to judge the posters with respect to the quality of its content, the richness of information, the clarity of presentation as well as the way in which the poster was presented by the researchers involved.

The Jury for the first Poster Session consisted of Andreas Edel (chair), Thomas Lindh, and Clara Cortina. The EAPS Poster Award for this session was presented to:
Joan Pau Jordà, Joana-Maria Pujadas-Mora, Aina Moragues and Anna Cabré of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, for their poster “Approaching migrations through family names: the Barcelona area at the 16th century”.

The Jury for the second Poster Session consisted of Ettore Marchetti (chair), Sunnee Billingsley, and Suzana Koelet. The EAPS Poster Award for this session was won by:
Marcin Stonawski, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Cracow University of Economics; Vegard Skirbekk (IIASA), Michaela Potancokova, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), Conrad Hackett PEW Research Center and Brian J. Grim, Pew Research Center and Boston University, for their poster “Religious demography of emerging economies. Age structures and fertility in the BRIC countries and the global religious consequences of their economic growth”.

The Jury for the third Poster Session consisted of Anne Gauthier (chair), Eiwor Hoglund, and Jennifer Holland. The EAPS Poster Award for this session was presented to:
Jonathan Zufferey, University of Geneva, for his poster “Differences in migrants mortality: for a multilevel approach of spatial inequalities using a fine granularity. An application to Switzerland, 1990-2008”.

September 24th, 2010

Poster award Vienna 2010

1. Marc Ajenjo & Joan Garcia Roman (both at the center for demographic studies Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

2. Anne Schulz (Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V and Universität Rostock) & Gabriele Doblhammer-Reiter (University of Rostock)

September 24th, 2010

Gunther Beyer award Vienna 2010

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field (University of Wisconsin at Madison) & Felix Elwert (University of Wisconsin at Madison) with their paper "Can multi-stage mortality selection explain a mortality deceleration puzzle?"

September 29th, 2009

Since March 18th 2009 GENUS is online.

Since March 18th 2009 GENUS is online.

Genus publishes three issues a year, each covering a four-month period of January through April, May through August, September through December. Professor Graziella Caselli is the new Editor.

We are pleased to invite you to visit the new GENUS website at
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If your answer will be positive, please send us your e-mail address and we will provide, as soon as possible, the username and password for the download of the volumes.

We take this occasion to inform you that since April 30 the first issue of GENUS (Vol. 65, 2009, n.0) is online, free of charge for everyone.

It is a Commemorative issue with selected papers from fast issues with a presentation by Antonio Golini.

September 29th, 2009

25th Anniversary EAPS! A Special issue from the EAPS Newsletter

Please download this Special issue Newsletter 40