Together with the green and digital transitions, demographic change is the third transformation shaping the future of Europe. Demographic change affects our urban and rural areas, the economy and the labour force, the accessibility of services, and political attitudes and behaviours, among other issues.
In our session, we will guide you through "stories" that illustrate how demographic change interacts with local, regional and national circumstances to shape the urban, social, economic and political transformations occurring all over the EU.
Demographic phenomena, in fact, can be better understood by drilling down to the local dimension: the interaction of ageing, migration and fertility creates a range of specific situations on the ground.
The "stories" contain evidence and knowledge - produced by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and detailed in the report on The Demographic Landscape of EU Territories - providing a better understanding of these interactions.
Through thought-provoking questions and hands-on access to a new interactive online tool - the Atlas of Demography – you will be able to explore them interactively and drill down into the diversity of demographic challenges occurring throughout Europe. Overall, the session aims to show that looking at demography at the local level matters and that this could have both positive and negative reinforcing effects on the vitality of regions.
You will be encouraged to engage in an interactive dialogue with the experts that developed The Demographic Landscape of EU Territories and the Atlas of Demography and to put the knowledge collated by these initiatives at the heart of policy-making with a view to helping your region, town or village to cope with the new policy challenges ahead.
Visit the Atlas of Demography's official webpage: https://knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu/atlas-demography_en