Do figures take on a greater importance in a "post-factual" age? This is the subject Professor Klaus Töpfer, retired Federal Minister and sustainability expert, discusses in the Annual Report 2016 . In an interview on "sustainable communication" he makes important suggestions on how people can be reached more effectively by facts.
Uta Meier-Gräwe, Professor of Household and Family Sciences, gives an insight into the subject of time use studies in the Annual Report. This interview centres on unpaid work done in households.
Other subjects the Annual Report 2016 deals with are new digital data, register use and the development of geo-referenced data and applications in official statistics. And then there is information about the Federal Statistical Office itself: on the number of staff, budget funds available and skills development.
On 16 October 2017, taking effect on 1 November 2017, Dr. Georg Thiel was appointed as the new President of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) and as Federal Returning Officer. There was an official retirement ceremony for his predecessor, Dieter Sarreither.
From 2006, Dr. Thiel worked in the Directorate-General "Administrative Modernization; Administrative Organization" of the Federal Ministry of the Interior. In October 2015, he was appointed Vice-President of the Federal Statistical Office and, at the same time, he was seconded for one year as deputy head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
Since the beginning of 2017, in addition to his activity at the Federal Statistical Office, Dr. Thiel has supported Dr. Frank-Jürgen Weise, Commissioner for Refugee Management appointed by the Federal Minister of the Interior, as his deputy.
The Federal Statistical Office DESTATIS will release the Statistical Yearbook 2017 and will publish the link to the digital publication "The life of women and men in Europe" a few days before the European Statistics Day. Stay tuned!
The Federal Agency for Labor (BA) (Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA) one of themost important Other National Authorities (ONAs) in Germany, is planning several activities to celebrate the European Statistics Day:
- Organization of a "hiking exhibition" with a bulletin board on the 20 October in the building of the administrative center of the BA in Nuremberg
- Information events on statistics for BA employees
- BA statistics representatives visiting the Statistical Office of the Netherlands (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek). An exchange on labor market- and basic security statistics is foreseen
- Publication of the new 'commuter atlas' (commuter interchanges on the county level) of the BA statistics.