The European Statistical Advisory Committee, the Portuguese Statistical Society and Statistics Portugal, with the support of Eurostat, are organising a Conference on “The value of official statistics as a public good”, to be held in Lisbon, in the morning of 20 October.
With this initiative the organisers intend to celebrate the European Statistics Day, bringing together producers and users of official statistics in an open debate among all stakeholders.
Besides a keynote speech about the theme of the Conference, followed by an open debate, there will be a panel discussion on the challenges and risks of official statistics beyond 2020.
The mission of Statistics Portugal is to produce and disseminate, in an effective, efficient and independent manner, high quality official statistical information relevant for the whole society.
The catalogue of products and services from Statistics Portugal presents a selection of services to access statistical data as well as a brief summary of the publications that will be edited in 2017 and the expected date of availability on the Official Statistics Portal (henceforth referred to as Portal) and respective paper editions, throughout the year and at the beginning of 2018.
All publications can be accessed free of charge in PDF, XLS and CSV formats on the Portal. The printed publications can also be purchased from Statistics Portugal through the Dissemination Service located at the head office in Lisbon as well as in the delegations of Statistics Portugal in Porto, Coimbra, Évora and Faro. By accessing Statistical Data through the Portal one can visualize statistical data in the form of tables, maps, graphs and age pyramids (when applicable) and also make changes in a simple and quick way namely in order to obtain finer breakdown levels of data.
This sixteenth issue of COOPSTAT News presents the main statistical cooperation activities carried out between March and July 2017. Particular focus is given to the VII CPLP Statistical Conference that brought together, in the city of Sao Tome, the Presidents and Directors-General of NSIs belonging to that Community. Still in the context of the CPLP, multiple activities were held in the areas of Coordination, Geographic Information, Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Short-term indicators (STI), as well as Legislation.
Within bilateral cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries, Statistics Portugal hosted two study visits from IBGE (Brazil). In the context of EU cooperation programmes, emphasis is given to the traineeship of an expert from the Serbian NSI, as well as to study visits by the NSIs from Poland (Social Economy) and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (HICP, HPI). Reference is also made to a study visit from a Chinese delegation from the Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Statistics.