The future
of the European Statistical System

88th DGINS CONFERENCE
Palermo  19th-20th September 2002

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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19 th SEPTEMBER 2002 THURSDAY 20 th SEPTEMBER 2002 FRIDAY


09.00 – 09.30
Opening session
Guido Lo Porto - President of Assemblea Regionale Siciliana
Romano Prodi - President of the European Commission
Luigi Biggeri - President of Istat, Italy
Yves Franchet - Director General of Eurostat

1 AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ESS

09.30 – 10.00
Keynote address
"The development of the ESS: a long-term process"
Alberto De Michelis - Former Director, Eurostat

10.00 – 11.00
Theme 1. An analysis
Chair: Heli Jeskanen-Sundstrom - Director General of Statistics Finland, Finland
"The future of the ESS"
Yves Franchet - Director General, Eurostat
Photis Nanopoulos - Director, Eurostat
"The EU Statistical Programme: pros and cons for candidate countries"
Tadeusz Toczynski - President of CSO, Poland
Discussant: Nicholas Karavitis - Secretary General of NSSG, Greece

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break

2 THE NEW REQUIREMENTS OF THE ESS

11.30 – 13.00
Theme 2. New ideas for ESS development
Chair: Robert Weides - Director of STATEC, Luxembourg
"The view of CEIES"
Joachim Lamel - Vice President of CEIES
"The view of a candidate country"
Tamás Mellár - President of HCSO, Hungary
"The view of a large country"
Günter Kopsch - Director DESTATIS, Germany
"The view of a small country"
Donal Garvey - Director General of CSO, Ireland
Discussant: John Morley - EC - Employment and Social Affairs DG

13.00 – 14.30
Lunch break

14.30 – 15.30
Theme 3 ."Europe First "
Chair: Luigi Biggeri - President of Istat, Italy
"ESS and policy needs: priorities and co-ordination of processes"
Paul Champsaur - Director General of INSEE, France
"Quality and timeliness of statistics: is it really a trade-off?"
Svante Öberg - Director General of SCB, Sweden
Discussant: Len Cook - National Statistician of ONS, U.K.

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee break

16.00 -17.30
Presentation of the Italian National Statistical System
Luigi Biggeri - President of Istat, Italy

3 THE FUTURE STRATEGY FOR THE ESS

9.00 -10.30
Theme 4. Towards a European statistical identity
Chair: Carmen Alcaide Guindo - President of INE, Spain
"Increasing awareness of a European statistical identity: removing cultural barriers"
Ewald Kutzenberger - Director General of Statistik Österreich, Austria
"The ESS: The statistical authority of Europe"
Ruud Van Noort - Director General of CBS, The Netherlands
"The dissemination of European statistics is a core business"
Daniel Byk - Director, Eurostat
Discussant: Hallgrimur Snorrason - Director General of Statistics Iceland, Iceland

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break

11.00 -12.00
Theme 5. How to strengthen the ESS
Chair: Jan Plovsing - Director General of Statistics Denmark, Denmark
"LEG recommendations on quality: applicability and effectiveness"
Paulo Gomes - President of INE, Portugal
"Institutional and legal changes at the eve of the enlargement"
Hans D’Hondt - Director General of INS, Belgium
"Statistics: not only good for governance"
Svein Longva - Director General of SSB, Norway
Discussant: Photis Nanopoulos - Director, Eurostat

12.00 – 13.00
Round Table.The next steps
Co-chairmen:
Luigi Biggeri - President of Istat, Italy
Yves Franchet - Director General, Eurostat
Participants:
Svein Longva - Director General of SSB, Norway
Carmen Alcaide Guindo - President of INE, Spain
Enrico Giovannini - Director of the Statistics Directorate, OECD
Steven Keuning - Director General of the Statistics Directorate, ECB
Adelheid Bürgi-Schmelz - Director General of Federal Office, Switzerland
Luca Paolazzi - Il Sole 24 ore, Columnist, Italy