Invitation to the 2018 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders at the University of Bamberg in Bamberg, Germany from 18 to 19 October 2018
Are you a data user looking for an integrated picture of complex economic and social developments to prepare better decisions for the development of Europe? Are you a researcher interested in experimenting with new statistical methods to expand and improve our understanding of complex phenomena? Are you involved in the production of European statistics and interested in exploring innovative methods and ways of communication and dissemination? Are you a data analyst interested in further developing the use of micro-data, while still applying the rules of statistical confidentiality?
Then the 2018 Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS 2018) is the right place for you to present your work and to discuss the challenges that you face when using or producing statistics, and the ways in which you would like statistics to improve. The Conference will be organised according to three thematic blocks - Statistics, Science and Society.
Building upon the success of the first Expert Meeting in 2017, this second meeting will discuss regional progress, capacity building needs, and priorities in providing globally comparable national statistics for SDGs. Thematic and data flow gaps will be reviewed, and practical suggestions presented. Strategies for communicating statistics for SDGs, particularly to policy makers, will also be discussed. The CES Road Map on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals (published December 2017) provides the framework for the implementation activities that will be discussed.
The meeting is organized in collaboration with Eurostat and OECD. All countries participating in the work of the Conference of European Statisticians are invited to attend.
Under the auspice of the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Official Statistics (HLG-MOS), several models have been developed to support modernising the production of official statistics. The Generic Activity Model for Statistical Organizations (GAMSO), Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM), Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM), and Common Statistical Production Architecture (CSPA) are the cornerstones of the standards-based modernisation vision of the HLG-MOS. Collectively these are called the “ModernStats” models.
The purpose of the workshop is to create a better understanding of the use and benefits of ModernStats models individually and collectively and the relationships between them. The workshop aims to:
Promote the use of ModernStats models;
Increase the understanding of the interrelationships between the ModernStats models;
Facilitate the sharing of experiences, ideas and plans for modernising statistical production by implementing these models;
Identify opportunities for international collaboration activities.
Statistical organisations are increasingly seeking to develop new types of partnerships with data providers, academia, other national and local government bodies, the private sector, and others. However, many statistical organisations admit that they have limited experience of developing and managing effective partnerships with some of these groups.
To address this, UNECE will host a High-Level Seminar on Strategic Partnerships in Geneva on 11-12 April. The first day will be just for national and international statistical organisations, to exchange ideas, experiences and lessons learned. The second day will be open to current and potential partners, to get their perspective on working with the official statistics community.