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    Welcome to Interface Demography
    The research group on population issues
    at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
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    Crossing boundaries
    Studying demography with strong links
    to sociology, epidemiology, history and geography.
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    Breaking barriers
    Creating unique databases for
    high level demographic research.
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    Centre of Excellence
    Recognised as a strategic research program
    of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Recent News

On April 28th founder of Interface Demography, Prof. Ron Lesthaeghe, was inaugurated as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
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May 13, 2015

New article by Julia Schroedter, Tom de Winter and Suzana Koelet in the European Journal of Population sheds light on the effect of individual mobility on the formation of intra-European couples.
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April 25, 2015

Watch the new SOPHIE video about the gender inequality research performed as part of the SOPHIE project, co-starring our colleague Deborah De Moortel.
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March 12, 2015

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Recent Publications

Julia Schroedter, Tom De Winter & Suzana Koelet (2015), Beyond l’Auberge Espagnole: The effect of individual mobility on the formation of intra-European couples., European Journal of Population, 31(2): 181-206

Hannelore De Grande, Hadewijch Vandenheede & Patrick Deboosere (2015), Educational inequalities in young-adult mortality between the 1990s and the 2000s: regional differences in Belgium, Archives of Public Health, 73 (11)

Marc Mari-Dell'Olmo, Mercè Gotsens, Laia Palencia et al. (2015), Socioeconomic inequalities in cause-specific mortality in 15 European cities , Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Published Online First [28 January 2015]

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About Interface Demography

The ID research group is located at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and has a long tradition of expertise in demography-oriented data analysis (since 1977). Embedded in sociological and demographic theory, we conduct research on population issues with a focus on Belgium and Europe.

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Upcoming Events

La population Bruxelloise. Des chiffres au musée. Brusselse demografie. Van de cijfers naar het museum.
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Strategic Research Program (SRP)

Since January 1, 2013, ID's research program has been recognised as a Strategic Research Program of the VUB with an important funding for the period 2013-2017.

The SRP project 'Demographic challenges of the 21st century' gathers insights acquired in the central research areas of ID to provide informed answers to some of the most pressing demographic questions in society today.

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