2nd European Demography Forum “Better societies for families and older people” (speeches Spidla / Lutz / De Robien): extracts from the opening speech by European Commissioner for Employment, social affairs and equal opportunities Vladimir SPIDLA, keynote speech by Director of the Vienna Institute of Demography, Wolfgang LUTZ on recent demographic development and speech by Gilles De ROBIEN, French Ambassador for the Promotion of Social Cohesion.