Nico van Nimwegen

Honorary Fellow
Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute NIDI

Field of Study: Sociologie
Specialization: Vieillissement, Démographie appliquée, Fécondité, Politiques et éthique, Social Demography
Regional focus: Europe centrale et orientale, Europe occidentale
Education: Niveau Master, Utrecht University, Sociologie, 1974
Netherlands Demographic Society
Working languages: English (United States)
Français, Allemand
Other association membership in population or related fields: European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
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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)