About / Organisation

The GGP has three organisational levels:

  • Governance level
  • Advisory level
  • Operational level

In addition, the GGP has an active community comprising its major stakeholders.

The Coordination Team



Consortium Board

The major decisions upon steering the programme are taken by the Consortium Board comprised of representatives from the following institutions of the GGP Consortium:

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands  
Prof. Dr. Anne Gauthier (main contact), Dr. Tom Emery, Prof. Dr. Aat Liefbroer


Institut National d’Études Démographiques, Paris, France  
Mr. Laurent Toulemon (main contact), Mr. Thomas Wiest

Bocconi University, Dondena Centre for Social Dynamics and Public Policy
Prof. Dr. Francesco Billari (Chair of the Consortium Board), Prof. Dr. Letizia Mencarini (main contact)

Statistics Norway/University of Oslo
Prof. Dr. Trude Lappegård (main contact)

Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, Budapest
Prof. Dr. Zsolt Spéder

Norwegian Social Research, NOVA, Norway
Dr. Thomas Hansen

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. Dr. Valentina Hlebec

Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Peter Lugtig

Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Prof. Dr. Irena E.Kotowska (main contact), Monika Mynarska

Demography Unit, Stockholm University, Sweden
Prof. Dr. Gunnar Andersson

University of Oxford, United Kingdom 
Prof. Dr. Melinda Mills

Population Europe/Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
Dr. Andreas Edel (main contact), Dr. Daniela Vono de Vilhena, Dr. Mathias Lerch

Federal Institute for Population Research, Germany
Dr. Martin Bujard (main contact), Dr. Detlev Lück, Robert Naderi

Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Austria
Dr. Isabella Buber-Ennser

Erasmus University, Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Pearl Dykstra

Population Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Dr. Vitalija Gaucaite Wittich

Council of Partners

The Council of Partners (CP) is the main consultative body of the GGP. Its main tasks are (a) to oversee the progress made in the implementation of the Infrastructure, (b) to reflect on and endorse the CB decisions on the overall organization of the project and (c) to make suggestions for and reflect on the future strategic development of the Infrastructure. The CP meets once a year and is also an international working group of the UNECE.

Members of the CP are representatives of institutions which are either involved in fielding the GGP in their respective countries or contributing to tasks at the international, coordinating level. The CP members elect a Chair from among its members. To strengthen the links between the Consortium Board and the national partners, the Chair of the CP will also be a member of the Consortium Board. The chair is elected with a simple majority of the votes for a period of three years.

Access to national GGP sites

Scientific Advisory Board

William Axinn 
Director, Program in Society, Population, and the Environment, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

Gianpiero Dalla-Zuanna
Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences, Padua University, Italy

Sunita Kishor
Director, Demographic Health Surveys (DHS), U.S.A.

Gabriella Vukovich 
President, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Honorary Professor University of Miskolc, Hungary 

Gert G. Wagner
Professor of Economics at the Berlin University of Technology (TUB) | Member of the Executive Board of DIW Berlin, Germany

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