Helga de Valk is director of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). She is also theme leader ‘Migration and Migrants’ at NIDI and professor of Migration and the life course at the University of Groningen. She was awarded the PhD in sociology from Utrecht University (2006). Her research focuses on migration and integration issues, the transition to adulthood of immigrant youth, union and family formation, the second generation, segregation, and European mobility. She was awarded an ERC Starting Grant (2010 FamiLife) and acquired an ERC Consolidator Grant (2018 MYMOVE). Furthermore she led and was part of a range of national and international projects funded amongst others by Horizon 2020 and Norface. She was editor in chief of the European Journal of Population (EJP; 2014-2018) and winner of the 2016 European Demography Award. She is currently president elect of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and member of the Advisory Committee for Migration Affairs (ACVZ).
Professor of Migration and the Life course at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Population Research Center, University of Groningen
Member of the Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs (ACVZ)
President of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
International migration, demographic characteristics and behaviour of migrant populations, family formation, intergenerational relationships