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International population policy webinar on 26 October 2020 at 13.00–16.00

Government Communications Department 9.10.2020 12.14
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Keynote speakers Professor Wolfgang Lutz, Dr Elena Rovenskaya and Professor Axel Boersch-Supan
Keynote speakers Professor Wolfgang Lutz, Dr Elena Rovenskaya and Professor Axel Boersch-Supan

What are the objectives and instruments of modern population policy? How can we anticipate demographic change and ensure a smooth process proactively? These issues and others will be explored at the international webinar “Population Policies and Human Resources in Europe”, which will take place on Monday 26 October starting at 13.00.

We welcome you to participate in the webinar with the world’s leading experts in demographics and ageing. The event is organised by the Prime Minister’s Office and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and is part of the Government’s work on population policy.  

The event will be opened by Olli Koski, Chair of the Government Steering Group on Population Policy. The keynote speakers will be Professor Wolfgang Lutz (IIASA), Dr Elena Rovenskaya (IIASA) and Professor Axel Boersch-Supan (Max Planck Institute). Their talks will be followed by a panel discussion in which the keynote speakers will be joined by Professor Marja Jylhä, Chair of the Scientific Panel on Population Policy, and Research Professor Anna Rotkirch, the Chief Specialist leading the Population Policy Project. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. The event will be held in English.

Webinar programme
Presentation of international speakers and commentators 
Recordings from the event 26.10.2020 I Youtube

The population of Europe is ageing and changing

The population of Finland and several other European countries may see a decline over the next few decades. In the future, there will be fewer children and young people and more older people. The differences between growth centres and areas experiencing population loss are becoming more and more extreme. At the same time, the composition of the population is changing: Europeans are now more equal, educated and ethnically diverse. 

The Prime Minister’s Office has launched a project to examine the causes of the current demographic situation in Finland and to make policy recommendations to ensure sustainable demographic development. The principle investigator in the project is Research Professor Anna Rotkirch. The project will be supported by a steering group consisting of the State Secretaries of the parties in Government and by an independent scientific panel on population policy.

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