European Population Conference 1997
The International Conference “European Population: Variations on Common Themes” was organized by EAPS in collaboration with the Institute of Statistics and Demography of the Warsaw School of Economics and the Cracow Academy of Sciences/ Cracow University of Economics. The conference convened in Cracow, Poland from 11-13 June 1997.
While the general European Population Conferences where organized at a four year interval in the early days of EAPS, the demand for more frequent EAPS conferences quickly emerged in the expanding population research community. More topical conferences, like the Cracow Conference, were introduced in the interval between EPC’s and were originally referred to as “in between” or “intermediate” conferences and more formally as “international” conferences. These events quickly developed as regular EAPS conferences in the way they were organized and structured. For all intents and purposes they are part of the EPC history and thus the Cracow conference can be labelled as EPC 1997.
The Polish Organizing Committee of EPC 1997 consisted of Janina Jozwiak, Jerzy Z. Holzer, Irena E. Kotowska and Jozef Pociecha. This committee closely collaborated with the EAPS Council as the International Organizing Committee.
The scientific program of EPC 1997 included a Plenary session on “Converging and Diverging Patterns in Europe’s Population” with a keynote address by David Coleman, 29 parallel sessions and an "Open Forum". The conference was attended by some 190 participants, with 140 presentations organized in 10 broad conference themes.