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Horizon 2020-funded Generations and Gender Programme (GGP-EPI) launched in Paris - Coordination by NiDi

The EUR 2 million Horizon 2020 programme is coordinated by the UG affiliate Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NiDi)
26 January 2017
Generations and Gender Programme (GGP)
Generations and Gender Programme (GGP)

The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), hosted by RUG-partner institute NiDi, marked the launch of the EUR 2 million Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme on Thursday, 26 January 2017 in Paris. The programme aims to ensure long-term sustainability of GGP as a pan-European research infrastructure.

On Thursday, January 26th 2017, the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) marked the launch of its new three year project during a kick-off event at INED in Paris. The project, entitled GGP-EPI (Evaluate Plan Initiate) is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation framework (H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2017, Development and long-term sustainability of new pan-European research infrastructures).

The GGP, launched in 2001, is an international, open-source research infrastructure devoted to the study of family dynamics, gender relations, relationships between generations and factors that influence demographic change processes. The programme is coordinated by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NiDi - an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and an affiliate of the University of Groningen (RUG).

Professor of Comparative Family Studies at RUG’s Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences a nd GGP Director Anne Gauthier notes that the three-year programme will “augment the scientific collaboration between RUG and NiDi by providing substance for more joint research and academic activities in social sciences and demography”.

The €2 million Euro grant positions the GGP to pursue two strategic aims. Firstly, the GGP will continue to advance its scientific achievements as an innovative and unique open source research infrastructure for longitudinal and cross-national study of population change processes. Secondly, the research and innovation grant enables the consortium to initiate a transition in the GGP’s governance and financial structures and processes from a network of research institutes to a distributed research infrastructure with a strong Central Hub.

This transition poises the GGP to continue to provide comparable cross-national data, gathered using innovative and cost effective means. These aims will contribute to expanding user uptake thus furthering GGP’s overall societal and policy impact goals. The long term goal is a successful application for inclusion in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap in 2020.

The GGP EPI partners include the following research and academic institutes:

  1.     Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute , The Hague, The Netherlands
  2.     Institut National d'Études Démographiques, Paris , France
  3.     Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest , Hungary
  4.     Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  5.     Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
  6.     Bocconi University, Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Milan, Italy
  7.     Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research , Germany
  8.     Federal Institute for Population Research, Germany    

For more information about the GGP contact:

Deirdre C. Casella, International Liaison Officer, GGP EPI,

Professor Anne Gauthier, Director, GGP EPI, ,

Register online to access the GGP’s open source GGP Data User Space .

Last modified:17 September 2018 2.33 p.m.

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