CPPS-GMU has been experienced in organizing of various events, both national and international. Some events it has organized are:
- APSSAM (Asia Pasific Social Science and Medicine)
In 1998 CPPS-GMU hosted APSSAM (Asia Pasific Social Science and Medicine) IV conference. This conference was funded by the Ford Foundation with additional contributions from UNFPA, Health Ministry of Indonesia, and AUSAID. Three hundred participants took parts in this conference. They were social and health scientists, health services providers, and policy makers from cross-disciplines who are concerned with social nature of health issues, diseases and their treatments among people in Asia-Pacific region.
- APMRN (Asia Pasific Migration Research Network)
CPPS-GMU worked collaboratively with the University of Wollongong and Japan Foundation in conducting a national workshop on international migration in 1998. Forty seven participants from various universities and government agencies attended the workshop and they were interested in international migration and labor mobility issues. They came from different regions in Indonesia such as Java, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, West Borneo, South Sulawesi, and Riau. The center of this national network is Yogyakarta under management of CPPS-GMU.
- IPADI (Ikatan Peminat dan Ahli Demografi Indonesia)
IPADI is demography association in Indonesia established in 1975, while CPPS-GMU is one of its founders and its host institution. As an association of scientists who are interested in demographic issues, IPADI carries out activities such as research, seminars, internship, and training on relevant issues. On 27 December 1997, IPADI ever collaborated with National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) and the Faculty of Geography-GMU, organized One Day Seminar “Population Mobility, Employment, and Poverty Alleviation.
- Indonesia Coalition for Population and Development
Koalisi Indonesia untuk Kependudukan dan Pembangunan, commonly referred as Koalisi Kependudukan was established in Jakarta in August 2003. This organization makes various efforts to improve population quality and to strengthen the coordination and the cohesiveness of various population—related activities. CPPS-GMU has been actively involved in this organization by committing itself as the think-tank of capacity improvement of all stakeholders related to sustainable development, by doing advocacy to mainstream population and development.
- AISKI (Asosiasi Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial Kesehatan Indonesia)
AISKI was established in 1998 and it is a professional organization of scientists, practitioners, observers, and those who are interested in health social sciences. CPPS-GMU took part in the establishment. Many CPPS-GMU staff members have become members of this Association since AIKI at national level became a chapter office of the Association.
- HIPIIS (Himpunan Indonesia untuk Pengembangan Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial)
In 1990, Himpunan Indonesia untuk Pengembangan Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial held a national congress hosted by CPPS-GMU in Yogyakarta. The main objective is publication and seminars. During 1991-1997 period, the Center hosted HIPIIS’ monthly seminars. In addition, in cooperation with Gadjah Mada University Press, the Center and HIPIIS issued a book titled “Membangun Martabat Manusia” in 1992.
- International Workshop on Coping with Crisis in Indonesia
This international workshop was held on 3-4 April 2001. The speakers in this workshop included Prof. Fridus Steylen and Franz van Benda-Beckmann. The workshop was held in Century Hotel, Yogyakarta, and attended by 30 participants consisting of researchers from Gadjah Mada University, Andalas University, Hassanudin University, Satya Wacana Christian University, Leiden University, and Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen.
- Cross Border Migration and Sexuality: Case Study in South East Asia and Mekong
This workshop was held on 17-18 January 2003. The themes discussed in the workshop included sex industry in Hekou-Lao Cai Border Region located between Yunnan and Vietnam (Zhixiong He), Cross Border Migration and Sexuality: Reality and Policy Responses (Dang Nguyen Anh, researcher from Vietnam), Trafficking of Cambodian Women and Children (Sevankiry, Loeuk Savan, and Thy Naroeun), From Trafficking to Sex Work: Burmese Migrants in Thailand (Pimpawun Bonmongkon, Philip Guest, Amporn Marddent, and Steve Sanders), and Sexuality Issues Among Selected Populations of Filipino Migrants (Aida F. Santos and Marlea P. Munez), while from Indonesia: Trafficking and Sexuality in Indonesia-Malaysia Cross Border Migration (Muhadjir Darwin, Anna Marie Wattie, Siti Ruhaini Dz, and Susi Eja Yuarsi).