On the occasion of the European Statistics Day 2018, INE Spain organises several activities in order to increase awareness of the importance and value of Official Statistics in society:
On 15 October, INE has hold on its premises a Conference on the importance of population censuses in the age of Big Data, conducted by Ms Hania Zlotnik, former Director of UN DESA’s Population Division,
On 19 October, the European Statistical Competition will be launched on the INE website,
On 20 October, there will be tweets regarding the European Statistics Day and Eurostat's video will be shared as well as some of INE's publications.
INE holds on its premises an extraordinary technical session on 19 October where the Councillor for Employment and Social Security and the International Labor Organization (ILO), Diego Cano Soler, will give the lecture “ Elaboración de una posición nacional en el contexto de los organismos internacionales. Caso particular: OIT y la Conferencia Internacional de los Estadísticos de trabajo” ( "Elaboration of a national position in the context of international organizations. Special case: ILO and the International Conference of Labour Statisticians. ")
On 20 October - Launch of the First European Statistical Competition, also part of the DIGICOM project. This initiative is based on the competition that INE has been celebrating for six years together with the Spanish Society of Operational Research and the Faculty of Statistical Studies of the Complutense University, and which is aimed at students of secondary education.
ESTP-Dissemination and Communication Introductory Course in INE Spain, Madrid 10-12 May
INE Spain hosted the ESTP training on “Dissemination and Communication Introductory Course” from 10 to 12 May in Madrid. The course was delivered by experts from INE Spain and one expert from INE Portugal.
On this occasion nineteen officials and employees from National Statistical Institutes and other EU and International organisations, directly or indirectly related with dissemination issues, participated.
In order to achieve the objective of the course, the subjects were divided into three main topics during the three days:
- Dissemination strategy: focusing on the needs of users
- Dissemination and web visualization
- Promotion of Official Statistics
The European Statistics code of Practice, the DIGICOM-Digital Communication (project within the "Vision 2020"), new forms of dissemination through APIs, Open Data, and the so-called statistical literacy were some of the topics covered by the course.
During the three days, theory and practice were balanced through various discussion groups and lively and constructive debates. Furthermore some participants contributed with brief presentations about the situation in their respective institutions, which proved to be a good forum for the exchange of good practices and possible future collaboration. The outcome of the course was extremely fruitful and positive for all attendees.
Statistics Portugal and Statistics Spain are launching jointly the 13th edition of The Iberian Peninsula in figures. This publication presents official statistical indicators, grouped into 14 themes, allowing comparisons between the two Iberian countries and set the position of each one in the European Union context. In many cases, the statistical information is presented at regional level.
The publication is made available in three languages (Portuguese, Spanish and English) and presents texts concerning a substantial part of the charts, tables and maps.