About Us

Project History

Population and Policy Database (PPD)

The Social Policy and Law Shared Database (SPLASH) represents a milestone in the evolution of multiple projects involving the support and vision of several partner institutions. 

The Population and Policy Database (PPD) was originally created and launched in 2011 at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock.  Headed by James W. Vaupel along with team members Gerda Neyer, Harald Wilkoszewski, Sebastian Klüsener, and Sanda Krapf, the database’s development aimed to increase access to public information by sharing high quality demographic and social policy indicators with researchers.

Population Europe Resource Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

The directors of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy (MPISoc), Axel Börsch-Supan and Ulrich Becker, partnered with the coordination committee of the PPD in 2012. Then the Population Europe Secretariat in Berlin took over the management of the PPD’s first update. Later on, the Population Europe Resource Finder and Archive (PERFAR), however, replaced the PPD with its release in 2015.  Coordinated by Diana López-Falcón with the guidance of the Scientific Advisory Board, PERFAR’s content provided legal documents, policy descriptions, and links to data resources attracting a more diverse group of users.

Under the framework of the first two databases (PPD & PERFAR), Population Europe Partners carried out the data collection for the Policy Section until 2016.

Data on migration policies for Italy, France and Spain were generously provided by the Collaborative SSH-FP7 Temporary versus Permanent Migration Project - TEMPER (http://www.temperproject.eu) in 2014.

Social Policy and Law Shared Database (SPLASH)

Since September 2016, the MPISoc has supervised the project with the Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing (MEA) coordinating the development of the current database - SPLASH. The Policy section currently offers information collected from the PPD and PERFAR until 2016. 

We would also like to acknowledge our users and the invaluable feedback they provide. Please check back regularly as we are continually expanding our content and adding new features based upon user comments.

Please note, the PERFAR interface has shutdown with the release of SPLASH; however, all of the content has been transferred.

Partners & Contributors (2009 - 2018)

Adina Rebeleanu Eva Maria Hohnerlein Martina Jančokova
Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak Ewelina Słotwińska-Rosłanowska Mathias Voigt
Agnieszka Mazalska François Levrau Matthias Dettendorfer
Aimie Bouju Francois Peglow Michael Henke
Ainhoa Alustiza Fred Heiden Mieke Zijlstra
Aivita Putnina Gerda Neyer Niels Jegind
Albert Sabater Ginevra Floridi Nina Conkova
Alexander Wisbauer Giulia Ferrari Nora Sánchez-Gassen
Allan Puur Guido Sommer-Binder Norbert Neuwirth
Alyson Silkowski Harald Wilkoszewski Olga Grigorieva
Amparo Necker Helga A.G. de Valk Olivier Thévenon
Anders Gravir Imenes Henri Mougeot-Damidot Pau Miret-Gamundi
Andreas Edel Ilze Mileiko Paul-Teodor Haragus
Anke Radenacker Ina Jaschinski Peter Wilhelm
Anna Matysiak Inge Pasteels Philipp Stolzenberg
Anna Rybińska Ingrid-Erika Banciu Pilar Zueras
Anne H. Gauthier James W. Vaupel Raul Lohalm
Arianna Caporali Jana Amtsberg Regula Julia Leemann
Asta Põldma Janne Mikkonen Rob van der Erf
Axel Börsch-Supan Jonas Loos Rocío Treviño
Balázs Kapitány Jonas Richter-Dumke Sandra Hafner
Caroline Berghammer Judit Monostori Sandra Krapf
Cecilia Larsson Kaarina Korhonen Sarmite Mikulionienė
Charity Young Karel Neels Sebastian Klüsener
Christoph Jährling Karolis Žibas Sonia Buchholtz
Cornelia Muresan Katherine Knaust Tobias Vogt
Daniel Kreft Katrien Swartelé Ulrich Becker
Daniela Vono Krista Brantevica Viatcheslav Obodzinskiy
Daumantas Stumbrys Lene Tølbøll Vlada Stankūnienė
Diana López-Falcón Līga Āboliņa Wendy Sigle
Dirk Vieregg Manuela Schicka Wida Rogh
Elīna Apsīte-Beriņa Maria Slopinski Wieke Selten
Elke Loichinger Maria Stanfors Wieteke Conen
Emily Lines Marie Carnein Willemijn Bot
Emily Moren Aanes Marie-Eve Zufferey Zane Cunska
Eric Widmer Marieke Bohne Zhengqui Ding
Ernestina Coast Marlene Haupt Zsuzsanna Makay