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Nico van Nimwegen

Honorary Fellow
Netherlands Interdisciplinary demographic Institute
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
Council liaison for:
Field of Study: Sociology

Specialization: Ageing, Applied Demography, Fertility, Policy and Ethics, 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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Professional Summary:

A vibrant and inclusive research community is a great asset for any discipline. As IUSSP Secretary-General from 2005-2009 and 2017-2021 I enjoyed helping to build such a community. I like to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, including younger colleagues. I am also active in the European Association for Population Studies, where I had several roles and currently am Executive Director. I helped organize many international conferences and am fully engaged in the transition to hybrid/virtual. Trained as a sociologist and social demographer at Utrecht University, I spent most of my career at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute. I led many national and international research projects and worked with the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union. Since my retirement I am Honorary Fellow at NIDI. The richness of our field keeps inspiring me, and I happily combine my population work with being an involved grandfather of three.

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)