The GGP-5D project, launched in October 2022, signifies a transformative phase for the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP). This project is ushering the GGP into the realm of a European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERIC) to ensure sustained long-term viability as a research infrastructure (RI) by establishing its legal entity. The GGP hosted at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) is the coordinator for the GGP-5D project along with 14 other beneficiaries that largely coincide with the membership of the GGP Consortium Board (GGP CB). The project aims to enhance the European Research Area in population studies, laying the foundation for increased investment in the GGP. The GGP-5D consortium closely collaborates with the Board of Governmental Representatives (BGR) with members from various countries, as their mandate involves assessing the GGP’s investment readiness and deciding on their country’s participation in the future GGP-ERIC. The project encompasses five main objectives led by our scientific partners, each contributing to the evolution and enhancement of the GGP’s role as a pivotal RI focused on demographic changes and societal challenges.
Visualisation of the objectives of GGP-5D
Objective 1: Technical Excellence, led by Institut National d’Études Démographique (INED):
The technical architecture of the GGP consists of a series of data life-cycle operations which involve the collection, processing, documentation, dissemination and archiving of data which is undergoing a comprehensive renewal in response to evolving challenges. Initiatives to ensure the continuity of technical excellence include:
Objective 2: Scientific and Socio-economic Impact and Engagement, led by Warsaw School of Economics (SGH):
The profound impact of the GGP on both scientific and socio-economic fronts necessitates an enhanced focus on tracking and demonstrating its contributions. Key actions under this objective involve:
7th GGP User Conference, Warsaw, Poland, September 2023
Objective 3: Financial Sustainability, led by German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB):
Ensuring the financial sustainability of the GGP is critical for its continued success. While membership and service fees were implemented in 2020 by the GGP CB, further efforts are underway. The ongoing GGP Costbook initiative involves:
Objective 4: Legal Framework, led by Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI):
The legal groundwork for the new GGP-ERIC takes centre stage in this objective. The ERIC will provide GGP with its legal entity while remaining hosted at NIDI as agreements on the internal functioning of the GGP at NIDI are ongoing. The steps within the legal framework are:
Objective 5: Positioning and Landscape, led by the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute (HDRI):
Positioning the GGP strategically within the RI landscape and fostering collaboration with other RIs is a key focus. The GGP actively collaborates with social science and humanities RIs, with ongoing efforts to enhance cooperation through:
GGS Workshop in Western Balkans
The overall sustainability and readiness of the GGP will be assessed in BGR meetings based on these five outlined objectives in the Strategic Partnership component of the GGP-5D project. The overall management of GGP-5D is led by NIDI who will also coordinate and implement the D-E-C (dissemination, exploitation, and communication) measures to disseminate information about deliverables and milestones regarding the outlined objectives. Every objective plays a key role in ensuring the GGP maintains its prominent position as a leading RI dedicated to tackling demographic changes and societal challenges.
Board of Governmental Representatives Meeting at NIDI