Demographic change and its impact in Europe

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday lives. Directly or indirectly, it will impact the way we live and work together. The pandemic also came at a time when Europe was experiencing profound demographic and societal changes.

In response the European Commission has adopted the first-ever report outlining the demographic changes in the European Union. The report sheds light on the drivers and effects of long-term changes across Europe’s societies and communities.

The main reported long-term demographic changes in Europe are:

  • Longer life expectancy;
  • Lower birth rates;
  • Ageing societies;
  • Smaller households;
  • Increased urbanization.

Report can be found here.

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