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To make decisions about the future, it is important to understand how many people there will be in the future, and where they will live and work.
Together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the JRC's Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration (CEPAM) worked on a report on "Demographic Scenarios for the EU - Migration, Population and Education".
The launch event will be opened by Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, and lead scientist Wolfgang Lutz will present the report.
Watch the live streamon 4 June, from 9:30 to 14:00.
By 2060, one third of the EU's population will be age 65 or older.
The working-age population is projected to reduce to 84% of its current size, and European workers will have to support more dependents in the future.
At the same time, intra-EU mobility is reshaping the distribution of the EU's population and the global population will continue to increase.
Who will live and work in Europe in the coming decades? How many, and with what skills?
To understand the potential trajectories for the EU's future demographics, the report makes projections for 2060 to see the long-term impact for the EU of trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and changes in education levels and labour market participation.
It analyses alternative scenarios that may limit or counteract undesirable consequences of current trends.
Download the report
Programme and registration
The event will take place the 4 June from 10.00 to 12.30 - Informal lunch session with CEPAM researchers from 12.30 to 13.00 - in CDMA Atrium, Rue du Champ de Mars 21, Brussels.
A panel discussions on how to respond to the coming demographic changes follows the report's presentation.
Registration is closed.
Watch the live stream (9:30 to 14:00).
VenueJoint Research Centre European Commission Rue du Champ de Mars 21 1050 Brussels Belgium
Report: Demographic Scenarios for the EU