The 11th edition of of the Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione 2015 (Popdays2015) was held in Palermo, 4-6 february 2015. The conference was hosted by the Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Aziendali e Statistiche – University of Palermo.

The program comprised 27 parallel scientific sessions, 2 poster sessions and 2 plenary sessions. The introductive plenary session was organized together with Dutch Association for Population Studies – Netherlands Demographic Society (NDS). The session, chaired by Alessandra De Rose, included presentations made by Inge Hutter (Demography in The Netherlands: an overview) and Aart Liefbroer (Family Disadvantage and Demographic Behaviour: A Comparative Perspective).

Moreover, the Society of Medical Statistic – Società di Statistica Medica (SISMEC), with the partecipation of its President Franco Cavallo and of its General Secretary Paolo Chiodini, collaborated to organized a joint session on “Challenges in health”. As a novelty of this edition, three monographs were presented, followed by discussions with the authors.

In the closing plenary session Alessandra De Rose and Salvatore Strozza  presented the fifth report on the Italian Population – Rapporto sulla popolazione 2015. L’Italia nella crisi economica.

During the conference, the General Assembly took place with a speech of the President of the AISP,  Alessandra De Rose.