University of Cagliari

June 4, 2025 – June 6, 2025

Important dates -  1 November 2024 - Deadline to Sumbit a Contribution

Call for papers

The Italian Association for Population Studies (SIS-AISP) invites submissions to the next Giornate di Studio sulla PopolazionePopdays 2025.

We are pleased to announce that the conference will see the participation of the Australian Population Association (APA).

Submissions should be made to one of the conference themes (conveners in parenthesis), through the submission system:

  • Ageing and intergenerational relations (Cecilia Tomassini)
  • Education and labour market (Dalit Contini – Isabella Sulis)
  • Families and households (Agnese Vitali)
  • Fertility (Cinzia Castagnaro)
  • Health, morbidity and wellbeing (Stefano Campostrini)
  • Internal migration, depopulation and inner areas (Annalisa Busetta)
  • International migrations and migrant populations (Anna Paterno)
  • Longevity and geriatric issues (Antonella Mandas in collaboration with the Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria)
  • Mortality (Gianbattista Salinari)
  • New data and methods in population studies (Giancarlo Ragozini)
  • Policy issues (Daniele Vignoli)
  • Posters (Cristian Usala)

Authors are asked to provide (in English):

  • a short abstract (max 200 words);
  • three to five keywords
  • an extended abstract (2-4 pages) OR the full paper;
  • full names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of all co-authors

The conference will be held in English. At most 1 submission per presenting author is allowed.

Contribution must be submitted in PDF format through the submission system.

Key dates

  • 1 November 2024: Submission deadline
  • 15 January 2025: Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their submission

Please check that your name and affiliation, as well as those of your co-author(s) are correctly recorded.

The first author in the list of the online system will be assumed to be the presenter: please check and, if needed, change the order of the authors accordingly. We warmly recommend that no one appears more than twice as a presenter of papers accepted as oral or poster presentations.


Conference location

PopDays2025 Conference will take place at the Campus Sant’Ignazio of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Political Sciences of the University of Cagliari, Via Sant’Ignazio da Laconi 74 – 76, 09123 Cagliari CA.

How to reach Cagliari

Airport: Cagliari is connected to the main European cities through the Elmas International Airport. Information about national and international direct connections to and from Cagliari can be found here: It is possible to reach the city centre in about 7 minutes from the airport through a metropolitan train, at 1.30 euros.  Taxi services are also available. For more information:

Port: The port of Cagliari is an important landing point for liner ships (Rome-Civitavecchia, Naples, and Palermo) and cruise ships sailing in the Mediterranean. The ports of Olbia, Golfo Aranci, and Porto Torres, about two and a half hours drive from Cagliari, are connected with the ports of Genoa, Livorno, Piombino, Civitavecchia, Barcelona, Toulon, and Nice.

Train: The city is connected by train to Sassari-Porto Torres and Olbia, and by bus to Alghero-Fertilia and Olbia-Costa Smeralda airports. The port and the central station are located in the city centre, less than a 15-minute walk from the conference venue.

How to move in Cagliari

On foot: The Conference venue at the S. Ignazio Campus is about a 15-minute from the city centre and the train station.

Public transport: the public transport network comprises the surface metro line, urban buses, and extra-urban buses. You can use public transport by purchasing paper tickets at various points of sale or by downloading the CTM Busfinder application, which offers several services:

  • Online tickets purchased via credit or debit card. The application offers various solutions, including single journey tickets (90 minutes or 120 minutes), multiple tickets (12 journeys of 90 minutes), and daily or weekly tickets.
  • Consult the best route to take and identify the nearest stops.
  • Consult in real time the timetables of the means and the actual waiting times at the stops.

The app can be downloaded here:

The Conference venue can be reached via several bus lines:

  • Line 10, stops at “Sant’Ignazio da Laconi”. The stop is at the entrance of Building A of the S. Ignazio Campus.
  • Line 5 or 5/11 or 5-ZEUS , stops at “Merello Ang. Via Don Bosco” (direction Cinquini) or “Merello Ang. Via Oslavia” (direction Vergine di Lluc). You can reach the campus in 5 minutes walk.
  • Lines 8 and 20, stops at “Buoncammino Fronte Carcere” (direction Matteotti) or “Buoncammino Ang. Via Belvedere” (direction Policlinico Universitario). You can reach the campus in 5 minutes walk.
  • Line 1, stops at Trento Teatro Massimo” (direction Ospedale Brotzu) or “Mameli Ang. Via Caprera” (direction Flavio Gioia). You can reach the campus in 5 minutes walk.

Taxi: taxi service is always available day and night. There are several cooperatives:

Auto: We discourage using private cars, given the few parking spaces on Via Sant’Ignazio.