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94th DGINS Conference, Vilnius


Reduction of administrative burden through official statistics
94th DGINS Conference
25-26 September 2008, Vilnius, Lithuania

Under the patronage of Mr Gediminas Kirkilas, Prime Minister of Lithuania

DOI: 10.2901/Eurostat.C2008.001

September 25


Chair: Mr Algirdas Šemeta, Director-General, Statistics Lithuania

Work in parallel sessions

Each paper will be presented by the discussant in accordance with the CES scheme.

Session I – Statistical methods and tools to tackle response burden on enterprises and individuals


Session II – Modern technological solutions to reduce response burden

Chair: Mr Jan Fischer, President, Czech Statistical Office

Discussant: Ms Karen Dunnell, National Statistician, Office for National Statistics, UK

Afternoon session

Plenary session I: Inter-institutional co-operation at national and EU levels with the view to reducing administrative burden

Chair: Mr Luigi Biggeri, President, Istat, Italy

Discussant: Mr Oystein Olsen, Director General, Statistics Norway

September 26

Plenary session II

Report on the work of the parallel sessions

Chair: Mr Gosse Van Der Veen, Director General, Central Bureau for Statistics, The Netherlands

Rapporteurs are the chairs of the parallel sessions: Mr Gerry O'Hanlon, Director General, Central Statistics Office, Ireland, Mr Jan Fischer, President, Czech Statistical Office   

Plenary session III

Balancing between demand and supply - measures to be taken on the demand side

Chair: Ms Heli Jeskanen-Sundström, Director General, Statistics Finland
Discussant: Ms Halina Dmochovska, Vice-President, Statistics Poland   

 Round table discussion: Future challenges in combating statistical burden

Chair: Prof. Dr. Peter Hackl, Director General, Statistics Austria
Mr Jean-Philippe Cotis, Director General, INSEE, France
Mr Reno Camilleri, Director General, National Statistical Office, Malta (paper: Some implications of EU Requirements regarding the Statistical Burden imposed by Small NSIs on their Respondents – the case of Malta)
Mr Walter Radermacher, Director General, Eurostat
Mr Steven Keuning, Director General Statistics, ECB
Mr Hans-Joachim Haß, Director General Economic Policy, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Mr Paul Cheung, Director, United Nations Statistics Division, UNSD   

Closing statement
Mr Algirdas Šemeta, Director General, Statistics Lithuania