EAPS PhD Network

What initiatives exist for PhD students in the field of population studies?

How can I meet other early career researchers in my field?

There are many PhD students in the broad field of population studies throughout Europe. Although several local initiatives to bring students together exist (such as PopFest and Young Demographers), an overarching European network was lacking. The aim of the EAPS PhD Network is to be bring together PhD students in the population field across Europe. 

The Network tries to do so by:

Steering Committee

The Network is led by a small Steering Committee of early career scholars.Their task is to organize events for and with PhD students in Europe in collaboration with EAPS, with a special focus on EPC 2024.


Join a career talk on "How to survive and enjoy life as a postdoc" by Ryohei Mogi at the Young Demographers conference on 10 Feb, 10 CET. This session is organized in collaboration with the EAPS PhD Network. You can also join the session online! To do so you need to register. 

Register for "How to survive and enjoy life as a postdoc"

Previous events

During the EPC 2022 in Groningen, The Netherlands, the PhD Network organized two events for PhD students: an online meet and greet with senior academics on GatherTown, and an in-person workshop about networking. Both events were designed, first, to connect ECRS with their peers and senior scientists, and second, to prepare them for on-site networking during EPC 2022 in Groningen. The PhD Network plans to organize a similar event during the EPC 2024 in Scotland.

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

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: eaps.phdnetwork@gmail.com

Steering committee

Elizabeth Wilkins

PhD Student at INED, France

Lara Bister

PhD Student at University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Alice Rees

PhD student at DEMO, UCLouvain, Belgium

Serena Vigezzi

PhD Student at University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Vincent Jerald Ramos

PhD Student at the Hertie School, Germany

Michaela Šedovič

PhD Candidate at the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics, UK