Slovenia and Europe are facing a
population that is rapidly ageing. This is due to a lower number of births and
emigration of young people as well as an increase in life expectancy. Changes
in the age structure are already having an impact on all areas of our lives:
from the sustainability of the pension system to health care capacity, the need
to establish a long-term care system, the competitiveness of our economy and many
The ageing population requires
not only rapid and effective adaptation to the current situation in the short
term but also effective planning of policies in the field of social protection,
employment, and many other areas (such as adapting the environment and services
to the elderly) as well as appropriate family and housing policies – otherwise,
we will never be able to reverse the population’s ageing trends.
That the demographics are a
serious issue is evidenced by the fact that the European Commission presented a
Green Paper on Ageing at the end of January this year, in response to the
European Commission’s report on the impact of demographic change in June 2020.
The report found that life expectancy at birth has increased by about 10 years
for both men and women over the past 50 years.
At the Anton Korošec Institute,
we have been following these worrying demographic trends for a long time.
Therefore, in 2020, in cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Center for
European Studies, we carried out a project, the publication being a result of the
The Anton Korošec Institute and Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies invite you to an online presentation of the publication “Demographic changes in Slovenia and Europe” on Monday, February 22nd, 2021, at 4 PM – 5.30 PM (CET).
Introductory statements will be given by high representatives of both institutes:
Primož Jelševar, Director of Anton Korošec Institute
Tomi Huhtanen, Executive Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
And authors of the book:
Franc Bogovič, MEP SLS/EPP
M.Sc. Monika Kirbiš Rojs, State Secretary of Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy
Sandra Pasarić, Project Assistant, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Marjan Podobnik, President of the SLS
Prof. Dr Andrej Umek, President of the Expert Council of INAK Institute
interpretation (English <> Slovenian) will be provided throughout the