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Nico van Nimwegen

Honorary Fellow
Country of residence:

Nationality: Netherlands
Gender: M

Member since: 1981
Membership No: 21075
Membership Type: regular

IUSSP Secretary General & Treasurer
2018 - 2021
IUSSP Secretary General & Treasurer
2006 - 2009
Field of Study: Sociology

Specialization: Applied Demography, Social Demography

Regional focus: Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe

Education: Masters level , 1974 , Utrecht University , Sociology

Working languages: English (United States) , French , German

Other association membership in population or related fields: European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) , Netherlands Demographic Society

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Nico was trained as a social demographer at Utrecht University. He worked at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) for most of his career. Working on the interface of science and practice, his work focuses on the social impacts of demographic change and the dissemination of research. Nico has led many national and international research projects. His ambition is to bridge the gap between research and practice. He represented his country at the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union. Currently he is Honorary Fellow at NIDI and Editor in chief of its main dissemination publication DEMOS. From its onset Nico has worked with the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) in several roles, including Secretary-General and Vice-President and currently as Executive Director. Nico was IUSSP Secretary-General from 2005-2009. He co-organized multiple international population conferences. Nico happily combines his work in demography with being an involved grandfather. 

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
- 2014 – present
Honorary Fellow, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI); Working Group Policy and Dissemination
- 2014 – present
Executive Director, European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
- 1993 – 2014
Deputy Director, NIDI, The Hague (from 2001 – 2003 Acting Director of NIDI for several periods)
- 2012 – present
Editor-in-Chief, DEMOS, Bulletin on Population and Society, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)
- 2009 - present
Population Europe: Liaison person and Member of the Council of Advisors
-2006 – 2009
Secretary-General and Treasurer, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
- 2005 – 2011
Leader, Demography Network, European Social Situation Observatory, European Commission
- 2003 – 2008
Vice-President, European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
- 2001 – present
Board member, Netherlands Demographic Society (Secretary 1981 – 1983)