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Plenary Sessions

Opening Plenary Session

Wednesday, 25 June, 17:00 – 19:30
Aula, Ground Floor

Chair: Gabriella Vukovich, President of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office

Welcome and opening statement: Francesco C. Billari, President of EAPS

Keynote speakers:

  1. Revisiting the theory of demographic transition • David S. Reher, professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

  2. New approaches to examining family transitions in Europe • Melinda Mills, professor, University of Oxford

  3. Mortality/health crisis in post-communist societies • France Meslé, senior researcher, Institut National d’Études Démographiques (INED)

  4. An overlooked aspect of the Post-Communist Fertility Transition • Zsolt Spéder, director, Hungarian Demographic Research Institute

Questions, discussion

19:30 – 21:30 Welcome Reception

Honorary Evening Lecture

Friday, 27 June, 19:45 – 20:30
Lecture Room I

Can countries raise their birth rates? • Paul Demény, Distinguished Scholar of the Population Council, New York; External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Founding Editor of Population and Development Review


Closing and Award Ceremony in the Hungarian Parliament

Saturday, 28 June, 14:00 – 15:30
The Session Hall of the former House of Lords in the Hungarian Parliament

Closing statement: Francesco C. Billari, EAPS

Presentation of Gunther Beyer Award, Poster Award, EAPS Award, the Dirk J. Van de Kaa Award for Social Demography, and the Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis

Farewell mingle: finger food and a drink will be served

Transfer will be provided by buses, leaving at 12:30 from the bus parking of Bálna Cultural, Commercial and Leisure Centre (next building behind the conference venue to the south, address: 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 11-12).

Please be advised that as you enter the Parliament Building the Guards of the Parliament will carry out a security check (similar to an airport security check). If you refuse to undergo this check, the guards may deny your permission to enter the building.

Participants who have not advised their ID number in advance are requested to provide this information at the Registration Desk at the latest until 12:00 on Thursday 26 June. Without a valid ID number participants will not be allowed to enter the Parliament.

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