The European Commission has published an interactive mapping, developed jointly with national authorities, showing the current national demographic challenges in the Member States and the policy responses adopted to address them.
In particular, the mapping shows, based on data from a 2022 survey conducted by the Commission and the Social Protection Committee (SPC), that most Member States face both an aging and shrinking working-age population, along with other challenges such as migration and the sustainability of welfare and long-term care systems.
The mapping has now been added to the Demography Atlas, the Commission’s interactive tool aimed at helping citizens and stakeholders better understand demographic challenges through data.
Vice President Dubravka Šuica said, “Addressing demographic change is fundamental to building a more resilient and sustainable economy and a fairer society for the future. Demographic change affects each Member State differently, but we can also identify common challenges and trends, learning from each other by designing appropriate policy responses. The map published today and added to our Atlas of Demographics will help us to do so.”
More information: Interactive Map