Viviana Egidi ( is full professor of Social Statistics at Sapienza, University of Rome, Department of Statistics. For many years, she was the Director of the Department of Social Statistic of the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). She participated in, and often coordinated, many national and international research projects and she was a member of the National Commission on Social Exclusion and Poverty. Currently, she is part of the Scientific Advisory Board of the EU Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) More Years and Better Lives. Her research interests are mainly focused on mortality, morbidity and survival by health status; health determinants; multiple-cause-of-death analysis; lengthening of life, ageing and health conditions of older people.
Marco Albertini ( is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna. His research interests focus on intergenerational relations; the consequences of separation and divorce; the comparative study of income inequality and social stratification; the consequences of childlessness; long-term care policies and ageing.
Giovanna Boccuzzo ( is Associate professor in social statistics at the University of Padua. Her research interests are: 1. social epidemiology (identification of frailty people, estimation of neighborhood effect, healthy ageing and wellbeing in Europe) and 2. methods for the construction of synthetic indicators, applied especially to the concepts of job quality of graduates, effectiveness of universities and wellbeing of individuals. She lectures at the bachelor and master level (epidemiology, basic and advanced, and sample survey) and is supervisor of PhD students.
Giulia Cavrini ( is full Professor in Social Statistics at Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Faculty of Education. Previously work experiences as Researcher at the University of Bologna, Department of Statistics. Main interest in evaluation of perceived health and quality of life, with particular attention to older populations; validation of an appropriate tool for assessing the perceived health in pediatric subjects; social role of grandparents and their satisfaction in this engagement; analysis of eating habits in children and adolescents; evaluation of therapeutic efficacy; assessment of health and social services.
Alessandra De Rose ( is full professor of Demography at Sapienza University of Rome - School of Economics. She is the holder of the UNESCO Chair in “Population, Migrations and Development” and the former Dean of the European and Doctoral School in Demography (EDSD) hosted in Rome in the academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17. She has been the President of the Italian Association for Population Studies (AISP-SIS) during the period 2011-2015. Her main research interests lie in the field of family, partnership formation and union dissolution, gender studies, analysis of the relationship between population dynamics and environment.
Sergio Ginebri ( teaches Economics and Economics of Social security at University of Rome Tre, where he is Associate professor. Welfare economics and the evaluation of the long-run impacts of increased longevity have been his main research topics in most recent years.
Alessandro Rosina ( is full Professor of Demography, head of the Department of Statistics and of the “Center for Applied Statistics in Business and Economics” at the Catholic University. Scientific coordinator of the “Youth report”, promoted by Istituto G. Toniolo. Main interest in transitions to adulthood, family formation, welfare system and intergenerational solidarity, active ageing, age perception and subjective wellbeing.
Cecilia Tomassini ( is full Professor at University of Molise in Demography. Previously work experiences at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) of Rostock-Germany, Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London and Centre for Population Studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the Office for National Statistics (UK).
Main interest in family and social network and their implications on public, private and informal care in later life in different cultural contexts. Intergenerational transfers in all their currencies (space, time and money) with special attention devoted to living arrangements of older people and proximity between generations. Past demographic events and their influences on older people support outcomes. Ageing in remote areas and its policy implications. Grandparenting. Twins and health and mortality implications with special attention to twin relations and their effect on suicide. Extensive use of European surveys and participation to different European research networks.