About the conference

Europe's largest conference for population research

  • EPC2018 is a general scientific population conference. The conference theme is “POPULATION, DIVERSITY & INEQUALITY”.
  • The European Population Conference (EPC) is the largest European conference for population research. Approximately 900 participants from all over Europe and overseas are expected.
  • The EPC is held every two years and for the first time carried out in Belgium, from June 6 to June 9, 2018. Venue is the Vrije Universiteti Brussel.
  • A total of around 500 papers will be presented in parallel sessions and approximately 250 posters in several exhibitions will be shown.

EPC2018 Themes and Conveners

Fertility Daniele Vignoli
University of Florence, Italy
Sexual and reproductive behaviour Ajay Bailey
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Families and households Teresa Castro
Center for Human and Social Sciences (CSIC), Spain
Life course Ann Berrington
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Ageing and intergenerational relations Robert Gál
Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, Hungary
Internal migration and urbanization Bruno Schoumaker
University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
International migration and migrant populations Nadja Milewski
Rostock University, Germany
Health, wellbeing, and morbidity Sven Drefahl
Stockholm University, Sweden
Mortality and longevity Sylvie Gadeyne
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
History Mikolaj Szoltysek
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
Data and methods Vladimir Canudas
Max Planck Odense Center, Denmark
Economics, Human capital, and labour markets Alicia Adsera
Princeton University, USA
Policy Issues Olivier Thevenon
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), France
Environment, Development, and Space Raya Muttarak
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Austria
Posters Nico van Nimwegen & Kim Bosmans
Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), The Netherlands & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium