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The impact of European demographic trends on regional and urban development

Publication date:2013-10-29, Last updated:2013-10-29

Demographic change is one of the most serious challenges Europe will face in the upcoming decades. It is a daunting task to address the interplay between the various policy areas (affecting fertility rates, the ageing of the population and the external and internal migration processes) that all influence how demographic change unfolds. The aim of the report is to give a broad overview of the complexity of the problems, paying special attention to their territorial dimension and to the question of what the local (urban) level can do to influence demographic change in a favourable way or at least to accommodate its consequences.