PARTNERS

WHO MAKES UP THE PROJECT SPANDAM?

SPANDAM is based on a consortium balanced and complementary, actors, leaders with a great experience in the areas of specialization of SPANDAM. Each partner brings their experience and knowledge to the creation of the tool, in key aspects such as: demography, depopulation, indicators of population, public policy, modeling and software development.

EXPERTISE OF THE PARTNER

CARTIF is a centre of applied research, a leader in R & D activities and technology transfer. Created in 1994, is formed by 175 researchers. The mission of CARTIF is to offer innovative solutions to companies to improve their processes, systems and products, improving their competitiveness and creating new business opportunities.

Develops R & D projects, funded directly by companies or public funds through competitive calls for a national and international level. The participation of CARTIF in international activities is embodied in 62 international projects in course: 37 projects H2020, 11 LIFE projects and 9 Interreg (SUDOE and POCTEP).

CARTIF is LEADING THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE , the design of strategies and plans and the implementation of the models in the cases of study

CARTIF has extensive experience in the development of tools that support the decision-making process to address the social challenges current through different evaluation measures. It is a key actor of SPANDAM by:

KNOWLEDGE

On the methodology for collecting and integrating a large amount of publicly available data, including statistical data in situ of different sectors.

TECHNIQUES AND METHODS

As the modeling SD with software Vensim, to improve the performance of real systems through the definition of advanced algorithms.

PROCEDURES

To deliver information at higher spatial resolution: regionalization statistical integral (downscaling of data) using statistical algorithms.

ASSISTANCE

To the public authorities in the design of policies to support the process of energy transition through the implementation of mitigation and adaptation measures, with a focus on planning integrated.

EXPERTISE OF THE PARTNER

The Centre d'estudis Demogràfics (CED) was established in 1984 by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Currently, the CED is home to 60 people, including researchers, academics, administrative and technical staff, graduate students and academic visitors. The main activities of the CED are in the research, training and dissemination in the field of population studies. CED is located between the 5 major population centres of Europe.

THE CED PROVIDES SPANDAM HIS EXTENSIVE AND PROVEN KNOWLEDGE OF DEMOGRAPHIC

The CED has a tab of its own that contains demographic data, housing and the Spanish labour market at the municipal level and census. Recently, the CED has launched the Explorer “Social”a tool that allows the user to query and download data in the form of geo-referenced, as well as perform interactive maps.

AREAS OF RESEARCH

Areas of research include historical demography; family and fertility; education and labor; health and aging; residential mobility and urban change; internal and international migrations; rural depopulation; forecast and projections of the population.

OWN PROGRAM

The CED has its own doctoral program in Demography and co-organizes and hosts the European Masters in Demography-European School of Doctorate in Demography (EDSD). Dissemination activities include scientific publications, presentations at conferences, outreach activities and publications of general interest.

IEPM

In addition, the CED welcomes the draft european integrated micro-data of the population (IEPM), which provides access to microdata census harmonized more than 16 european countries. It is also one of the partners in the project, InGRID, a research infrastructure that provides resources and services to the scientific community and contributes to the strategy, the european policy for inclusive growth. In addition, the CED collaborates with IPUMS International, which broadcasts microdata census of 85 countries.

PROJECTIONS

The CED has a wide experience in the production of forecasts and projections of the population. Makes population projections for the Catalan government at the municipal level. Has produced projections of population and housing for some countries of Latin America, the Spanish autonomous communities, municipalities and private companies. He also collaborates with the National Institute of Statistics (INE) for the development of official projections of population for Spain.

EXPERTISE OF THE PARTNER

Fresno, The Right Link is a company based in Madrid, that operates at the international level and national social policies, mainly dealing with social services, employment, education, welfare and social protection.

FRESNO PROVIDES SPANDAM HIS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC POLICY

Main function

Sand especially focused in the areas of poverty, exclusion and vulnerable groups such as older people, people with needs of long-term care, people with disabilities, migrants, ethnic minorities, families in precarious situations, homeless people and other vulnerable groups. The mission of Fresno is to support public and private agencies to provide better services to the people.

PUBLIC POLICY

Fresno has a team of 17 internal experts, together with a network of qualified external experts, highly qualified professionals in different areas: legal, economics, sociology, human rights protection, agricultural engineering, and the arts.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

The team has international experience, several of the employees regularly work with the European Commission, the UN and other international agencies, as well as with the OECD and the World Bank. The team covers a variety of languages including English, French, German and Portuguese.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT

The role of Fresno includes: participation in the direction and management of the project; contribution to the development of products and solutions with a view to marketing; the connection of the products and final solutions with the needs of the market and your customers and potential customers; and to publicize, disseminate and position products and final solutions in the market and among the potential customers.

EXPERTISE OF THE PARTNER

The research group is formed by a team that combines the study and analysis of the depopulation, its causes and the appropriate policies. It is formed by people specialized in the study of education policies and health for the rural environment.

In the year 2000, Vicente Pinilla and Luis Antonio Sáez founded the Center for Studies on Depopulation and Development of Rural Areas (CEDDAR), and also the magazine Ager, Journal of Depopulation and Rural Development Studies.

La Universidad de zaragoza aporta su expertise en las políticas públicas de despoblación.

CONSULTANTS

Have done important work as consultants from different institutions. Have produced reports on the issue to the Justice of Aragon (2000 and 2017) and have formed the team that prepared the Comprehensive Plan of population Policy and Population of the Government of Aragon in the year 2000. In 2016 L. A. Saez drew up the bases that would give rise to the Special Directive of Demographic Policy and Depopulation, and also for the Government of Aragon. In 2020-21, V. Pinilla and L. A. Sáez formed part of the committee of experts that created the National Long-Term Strategy of the Government of Spain “to Promote a balanced territorial development, fair and sustainable”.

I+D+I

With respect to academic research, have analyzed the migration, depopulation, and the public policies and strategies to combat it. This work has been carried out through the participation of the three team members in research projects of the National Plan of I+D+. His work has led to many articles in high-impact academic journals (in the last seven years, the three researchers have published 19 articles in quartile Q1 and 9 in quartile Q2's SSCI).

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

In regard to the analysis of educational policies for the rural environment, the group (Begoña Vigo and Natalia Sobradiel) has a strong qualification research and experience in the areas of attention to rural schools, children's voices, diversity, inclusive education, social justice, and teacher training, with a methodological perspective, fundamentally ethnographic. The group has participated in many competitive projects and regularly publishes his work in academic journals international.

Methodologies

In the field of research in public health services, this group (María José Rabanaque, Isabel Aguilar and Sara Bad) has published a high number of scientific publications, has participated in research projects and collaborated with other research groups. In this regard, we have developed specific methodologies for analysis of the geographic variability of the indicators of health in small areas. In addition, the group has carried out the identification of profiles of patients according to their pattern of use of health services, and pharmacologic therapies, requiring specific interventions. The group has also participated in the development of an index of socio-economic deficits by Basic Health Area in Aragon through the Census of Population and Housing 2011.

EXPERTISE OF THE PARTNER

The University of Salamanca (USAL), founded in 1218, it has 9 campus teachers and administrative staff in Ávila, Zamora, Béjar and Salamanca. It has about 30,000 students in the last few years, and ranked no. 16 among public universities in terms of scientific production.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA, LEADS IN THE AREA OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDICATORS FOR THE TOOL SPANDAM

Group m2s

The research group M2S “Labour Market, Migration, Health” is a team of multi-disciplinary research that brings together researchers from various social science disciplines such as demography, economics, and sociology. The main areas of interest of the team M2S are linked to the analysis of labour markets, the dynamics of migration and the health of the population. The path and the results of the team have allowed it to be recognized by the regional government of Castile and Leon as the only Drive on a consolidated Research in Social Sciences from the University of Salamanca.

PROJECTS

In the last 10 years the members of M2S have participated in more than 20 projects of national and international research. The members of the team have been principal investigators for more than 10 projects funded by national and regional institutions. At the same time, the members of the team have participated and are participating in several international projects that address issues of migration, population dynamics and health. 

PUBLICATIONS

The team members have published over 60 articles in international journals of high impact as Demographic Research, Population, Population Research and Policy Review, or Socio-economic Review. They have also published several books and chapters in prestigious publishing houses such as Palgrave, MacMillan, Routledge, Springer or Edward Elgar.

JOINT INVESTIGATIONS

We also maintain close ties and collaborations with leading research groups in international and national collaborative research projects and joint publications: The Population Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania (united States); The Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research in Rostock (Germany) or The Population Center of the University of Princeton (Usa).

Additionally, they have served as experts and advisors to numerous national and international organizations.

EXPERTISE OF THE PARTNER

The Group of Energy, Economy and Dynamics of Systems (GEEDS) is a Group of Recognized Research (GIR) of the University of Valladolid.

The research facilities of the Grape, which include 4 industrial laboratories certified and 19 research institutes.

THE UNIVERSITY OF VALLADOLID IS A KEY ACTOR SPANDAM PROVIDING HIS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN THE MODELLING

PROJECTS

The Grape manages around 852-funded research projects through public announcements competitive R & D+i (european, national and regional), and approximately 500 contracts and agreements for the transfer of knowledge and technology, for an average value of over 15 million euros yearly.

SIMULATION MODELS

The GEEDS was created in 2008 as a team of interdisciplinary research that integrates researchers from different fields with the aim of analyzing the transformations required to achieve sustainability with a special focus on energy issues, economic and social. To achieve this goal, GEEDS develops simulation models that allow us to analyse the effects of different alternatives and assist in decision making.

MULTIDISCIPLINARITY

Abundant research shows that the transition to sustainability will require deep technical changes, but also economic and social. Therefore, it requires multidisciplinarity to assess the impacts, synergies and tradeoffs of the transition to a socioeconomics sustainable low-carbon. Models GEEDS are developed in Dynamic Systems (Vensim).

MODULES DEPOPULATION

In each of these projects, the group has designed modules of population in which he has worked on its main variables, including migration, and other social variables. The group has published more than 40 relevant publications in the last five years.

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