Parent Network

Sharing is Caring. We share our experiences because we care about your experience

Would you like to know how other parents balance work and family within the research career?

Parents working in academia face specific challenges and difficulties that might be hard to cope with. However, there is no real channel for transferring knowledge about having an academic career while also being a parent. We are presenting here a network for academic parents in population studies, to help current and future parents to share knowledge and experiences, give and receive guidance and help one another in managing family and the academic career.

Within an established network, it is easier to share problems, success stories and support one another. It also allows researchers to make new contacts and have more network opportunities with ones who understand their situation. The network is scientifically also relevant by helping parents share their experience on how to balance work and family and be academically productive while also parenting. We also envision that the network will create and strengthen future collaborations among its members.

Please contact the network for info and if you are interested to join: eaps.parentnetwork@gmail.com

Activities and events

First, we would like to know who would be interested in participating in the network and what the network can be most useful for. You can help to set the exact activities and goals of the network. So, if you would like to give your input, if you are an academic parent in population studies or if you would like to become a parent in the future please fill out the anonymous questionnaire.

We will be at the EAPS booth at the EPC conference in Groningen on Friday July 1 at 12:30 for a "meet&greet " event. You are welcome to come and meet us!

Go to the questionnaire

Steering Committee

Nicola Barban

University of Bologna

Alon Pertzikovitz

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)

Elisenda Renteria

Centre d´Estudis Demogràfics

Lili Vargha

Humboldt University of Berlin, Hungarian Demographic Research Institute

Virginia Zarulli

Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics, University of Southern Denmark