The conference was held on June 23-24, 2015 at the University of Economics in Poznań. The organizers were the Committee of Demographic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Department of Statistics of the University of Economics in Poznań.

The issues of the conference included demographic processes related to both natural and migratory movements of the population. In Poland, we are witnessing population changes of an intensity and scale not observed in other European countries, with serious consequences for the country's demographic development. This applies in particular to the fertility and aging of the population, changes in family formation and development, and foreign migration. More and more talk about the consequences, generally presenting perspectives for the entire country. However, only the spatial approach makes it possible to make comparisons and evaluate the conditions shaping regional differentiation, which is the basis for the development of a regional development strategy.

Particular attention was paid to migrations and their consequences for the demographic development of Poland in a regional perspective. An important element was the comparison of some demographic processes concerning Poles in the country and those staying abroad (union formation and breakdown, fertility), as well as their economic activity.

The subject of the debate was also the changes of the family, lifestyle, conditions and quality of life. We wanted to draw attention to the problems of measuring and analyzing the analyzed demographic, economic and social processes, spatial analyzes and small area estimation.