Demographic location risks – the book for the online tool "Demographic Risk Map"

European CSR-Alliance: Laboratory Demographic Change

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The new demographic study on Europe titled "Mapping Regional Demographic Change and Regional Demographic Location Risk in Europe" was presented today for the first time at the Dialogue Workshop in Rome. The study is the scientific basis of the online tool "Demographic Risk Map". This internet-based instrument was launched in Brussels in May 2008 under the auspices of Vladimir Spidla, the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. The tool is available at, and provides concise information free-of-charge on demographic change in all regions in Europe, and its impact up to 2030 on the location factors: workforce potential, availability of qualified staff, job productivity and R&D.

The new book now explains how regional demographic change is measured, and which evaluation options are now available using the newly developed indices. The method itself is described in easy to understand steps, the reasons for the choice of data are explained, and each indicator is discussed and interpreted against the theoretical background. "Our Demographic Risk Map enables companies to ascertain how strongly regional locations in the EU-27 have been affected by demographic change since 1990, and how the situation will develop up to 2030," said project manager Prof. Dr. Thusnelda Tivig from the Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change at the presentation in Rome. "This report will help companies analyse the methodology and data in much more detail so that they can more effectively counter the risks arising from demographic change," added Tivig.

The whole project was developed on behalf of the Laboratory Demographic Change, a business initiative integrated within the European Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility. econsense - Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V. joined up with BASF, Evonik, SAP and other co-operation partners in 2007 to form this European initiative, with the aim of strategically tackling the urgent questions of the future changes in population size, structure and distribution in Europe. The Workshop in Italy is the latest in a series of workshops which have previously been run in Berlin, Prague and Brussels. More Workshops are planned for the future.

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