Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione 2013

Brixen, Faculty of Education (Free University of Bozen)

February 6, 2013 – February 8, 2013

The Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione (Popdays), held every two years, is one of the most important initiatives of the Italian Association for the Study of Population (SIS-AISP). On that occasion, Italian and international leading experts and scholars, mainly from academia, the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) and other national and governmental agencies, come together to present completed, planned, and ongoing research and to provide an opportunity for comparison across a broad overview of the issues currently debated about population and society. Conferences are based on parallel sessions, which in later editions have received voluntary contributions of more than 20 subject areas.





The Italian Association for Population Studies (SIS-AISP) are pleased to welcome you to the 10th edition of the Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione 2013 (Population Days 2013) that will be held in Brixen next 6- 8th February 2013.

The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Education, Free University of Bozen.

The PROGRAM comprises parallel scientific sessions, plenary and poster sessions.


We look forward to welcoming you all in Bressanone (Brixen)!




Conference registration and fees

Please remember that EACH paper must have an author that is regularly registered to the conference with all the AISP fees paid up to 2013.

The conference fees (regular 150€; junior 90€) include the 2013 AISP membership fee, coffee breaks, two lunches, conference pack, social dinner and special events. Accompanying person has a special fee (30€) which includes only coffee breaks and lunches).

You may pay the registration fee and/or past AISP membership fees at the conference site or using one of the following payment method:

-Post office account n°.  74337007, payable to the Società Italiana di Statistica IBAN IT 86 N 07601 03200 00007437007

-Bank account n°:  Banca Nazionale del Lavoro ag. 15 di Roma IBAN IT 74 X 01005 03215 000000012107

-Cartasì-Visa/Mastercard (Send fax to 0039 – (0)6 -68806742 with a signed authorization for debit and specifying: name, surname, credit card number, expiry date, sum and reason for payment) -Bank draft to be sent to: Società Italiana di Statistica, Salita de’Crescenzi 26, 00186 Roma

Please remember to specify what you are paying for (conference fee or/and AISP or SIS membership complete with the year). In case you are not an AISP member please fill the form HERE



The official language of the conference is Italian, but some sessions will be held in English (please check on the PROGRAM) so that at least one session in each slot may be attended by our foreigner guests. All the slides must be in English. Poster should be in English as well (with some flexibility).



Since we had many good papers to fit in the program, there are sessions with 4 and 5 papers. Therefore timing will be very strict: 12 minutes for each presentation for session with 5 papers, 15 for sessions with 4 papers and 30 minutes for discussion. Please make your presentation in order to fit this timing.

There is no discussant in this edition of the GSP. Chairs will coordinate the final discussion and will make their own questions. You may send your presentation/paper to them in advance if you wish.

The list of presentations is available HERE.



The maximum area for a poster is 100cm*100cm. Posters will be hanged up in the foyer where coffee breaks take place, so please hang up it at the beginning of the conference. The poster session on Thursday will include a 1-2 minute presentation for each poster, so please all the authors of the poster must be present. The best two posters will receive a prize.

The list of posters is available HERE.



A list of 3* and 4* hotels with special rates for the conference is available HERE. Some of these hotel may apply discounts for those who stay for the weekend to ski.


Special events

Wednesday 6th February. A welcome cocktail will be served in Foyer (first floor) at 18:30 and a touristic tour of the city center will start at 19:15 (the tour lasts about 50 minutes).

Thursday 7th February. Social dinner will take place on Thursday night and a bus service will drive us to the RESTAURANT. If you have paid the regular/junior fee (either 120/150 or 90 euros) you are entitled to have the social dinner.  Other people may participate to the social dinner at the price of 35€. Please let us know if you want to participate to the social dinner and you have not registered with the regular/Junior fee. The menu is not vegetarian. Please let us know whether you need a vegetarian menu. In general please remember that restaurants normally stop the service at around 9pm if you are arranging the meals by yourself. Information on restaurants in Brixen will be available at the conference site.


How to arrive to Brixen

By Train
Bressanone is on the international line Monaco-Munich (D) - Verona and every train on this line stops in Bressanone. If you come from another city in Italy, you should pass via Verona. From Verona to Bressanone it takes about 2 hours by train, and you have several trains per day.
There are also a connections using the German railways (see TIME TABLE). In this case you can buy the ticket on line or on board.

By Airplane
Several airports have easy train connections to Bressanone but we strongly recommend Verona (Valerio Catullo) international airport. In any case, if you arrive in any italian airport, you should then take a train which passes through Verona. From Verona airport to the railway-station Verona P.ta Nuova there are shuttle-busses every 20 minutes from 6:30am to 11:35pm. From Verona to Bressanone it takes about 2 hours by train, and you have several trains per day.
There are also connections from some italian airport to Bolzano airport. Bolzano and Bressanone are few kilometers away and you could probably get a taxi to get to the Bozen centre.

By car

Take the highway “Autostrada A22 del Brennero” and exit at “Chiusa” (recommended). The town centre is just a few kilometres (about 8 km to the North) from the highway.

You can find more information HERE.

A touristic map of Brixen is available HERE.


Posted: 2013-01-17
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