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The Policy Lab

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The "FutuRes Policy Lab" brings stakeholders together to discuss the best ways towards a resilient Europe. Our meetings and workshops are designed specifically for experts from research, politics, business and civil society. Their goal is to develop ideas for policies which promote resilience in Europe's populations. These ideas feed back into the FutuRes projects' research and policy advice. All discussions are based on scientific findings, practical experience and the lived reality of citizens.

Below you find the archive of our activities.

Register now: "Ageism and the next EU Agenda" – Citizen Workshop on 26 September 2024

Will the policies of the next five years work towards an age-inclusive Europe? Civil society organisations, volunteers, engaged citizens, community organisers, care workers and educators: register here for our Citizen Workshop!

New FutuRes Policy Insight: resilient fertility during COVID-19 and The Great Recession

Fertility trends can be surprisingly crisis-resilient, as shown by research conducted by the FutuRes team at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. In this Policy Insight, they discuss how to support fertility resilience.

Contemporary policies for ageing in Europe, reviewed by AGE Platform

A new SAGE article comprises the aggregated knowledge of FutuRes' partner AGE Platform to review policy and research endeavours on societal ageing. The article proposes strategies to change the narrative around ageing. 

FutuRes researchers call for investments in accessible and continuous education

At a conference of leading European policy experts on May 3rd, FutuRes researchers Arnstein Aassve, Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak and Jakub Bijak shared their insights on demographic change and expressed their standpoints on policy priorities.

On May 23rd: Arnstein Aassve and Elsa Fornero discuss policy strategies towards healthy ageing

Our Head of Research and advisory board member will speak on a panel on demographic policy at the" State of the Union 2024" conference. The event is hosted by the European University Institute.

Tuesday Dialogue with Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak on May 7: Policy Lessons from COVID-19

FutuRes research leader Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak will discuss results of recently released survey data which was collected across Europe during the pandemic. The talk is held online and is open to the public.

FutuRes experts and Vice-President Suica discuss visions for demographic futures

Invited by the EU Vice-President for Demography and Democracy, Dubravka Šuica, FutuRes experts met with research colleagues in Brussels. They presented visions for "the Future of the EU through a demographic lens".

Population policymakers meet for dialogue across borders

Policy specialists from several national and regional governments in Europe on invitation by FutuRes on March 19. The FutuRes team got an in-depth insight into what policymakers need from research.

Spring 2024 Bulletin: Outcomes of the first year of FutuRes

We celebrate one year of the FutuRes project! In this year, we have established the "Policy Lab" as a platform for stakeholders to discuss resilient policymaking. Several hundred stakeholders have already attended FutuRes events, including high-level speakers from EU policy.

Video recordings: Science in conversation with policy stakeholders

You can now watch all video recordings of FutuRes researchers at the Berlin Demography Days 2024. Three of our research leaders presented their perspectives in expert panels from 23-25 January. Advisory Board member Pearl Dykstra spoke at the high-level policy panel.