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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The speakers at the international conference 'Towards more agile social statistics', organised by Eurostat, will include high-profile policy makers, academics, and statistical experts from Europe and around the world.
Sessions will address topics such as increasing the relevance of statistics on asylum and migration, statistics in intra-EU mobility, the future of population statistics, the use of new data sources in social statistics, combining and estimating data, new ways of monitoring labour mobility and transitions, and more flexible statistical outputs.
As well as considering recent developments in the methods and organisation of social statistics, the conference will address broader questions about the role of social statistics to guide and assess policy within a rapidly changing and diversifying society.
The overall aim is to examine how social statistics can become more agile –responding rapidly and flexibly to meet new user needs through the adoption of innovative methods.
For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.
Any questions can be sent to ESTAT-SOCCONF2016@ec.europa.eu