DGINS Conference 2014

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22 September 2014


100th DGINS Conference

Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel
Kuģu iela 24, Rīga, LV-1048, Latvia



24 September 2014 - Implementation of ESS Vision 2020
(restricted session)

9:30-10:00    1. Welcome and introduction

                            A. Žigure (CSB Latvia), W. Radermacher (Eurostat)
                            and S. Lundgren (Partnership Group, Statistics Sweden)

10:00-11:00  2. Portfolio management and the governance of the ESS Vision 2020 implementation

                            Chair: M. Kotzeva (Eurostat)
                            Presentation by G. Watson (ONS UK)
                            Plenary discussion

                            Documents: Presentation

11:00-11:15       Coffee break

11:15-12:30  3. The ESS Vision 2020 key areas

                            Chair: S. Lundgren
                            Presentation by E. Baldacci (ISTAT Italy) and B. Kroese (CBS Netherlands)
                            Parallel discussion in three groups

                            Documents: Presentation (ISTAT), Presentation (CBS)

12:30-14:00       Lunch break

14:00-15:15  4. The ESS Vision 2020 key areas (cont`d)

                            Chair: S. Lundgren
                            Presentation of the results of groups’ discussions
                            Plenary discussion

15:30-15:45       Coffee break

15:45-17:30  5. The way forward

                            Chair: S. Lundgren and W. Radermacher
                            Plenary discussion


DGINS conference 2014:
Towards global business statistics

25 September 2014

9:00-9:30      Opening

Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis, Minister of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

Aija Žīgure, President of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Walter Radermacher, Director General of Eurostat

9:30-12:30   Session I

Towards global business statistics:

addressing current shortcomings which hamper a global picture

Chair: Ms. Helena Figueira, Eurostat

9:30-9:40         Introduction by the chair

9:40-11:15       Discussion based on selected papers

Konrad Pesendorfer (Statistics Austria):

Inconsistencies of current European business statistics hampering cross-country comparisons.

Documents: Paper, Presentation

Jean-Luc Tavernier (INSEE):

Global vs. European vs. national vs. regional statistics: which business statistics are we aiming at?

Documents: Paper (updated 06.08.2014.), Background paper 1, Background paper 2. Presentation rev.1

Giorgio Alleva (ISTAT):

Integration of business and trade statistics: limitations and opportunities.

Documents: Paper, Presentation

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:15     Plenary discussion

11:15-12:00     European Profiling – what is it and why is it important?

Peter Fullerton (ONS), Hank Hermans (CBS Netherlands) and Jean-Luc Tavernier (INSEE) present main features of and own experience with European Profiling.

Documents:  CBS Paper , Presentation (INSEE), Paper (ONS)


12:00-12:15     FRIBS

Eurostat will present the key elements of FRIBS and their relationship with the ESS Vision 2020.

12:15-12:30     Conclusions by the chair, end of Session I

Preparation of Riga Memorandum

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00h-17:30h       Session II

Towards global business statistics:
ESS solutions and further developments

Chair:  Stefan Lundgren, Statistics Sweden

14:00-14:15    Introduction by the chair

14:15-16:45    Discussion based on selected papers

Bert Kroese (CBS Netherlands):

Monitoring globalisation indicators

Documents: Paper, Presentation

Padraig Dalton (CSO Ireland):

Global Value Chains, business statistics and National Statistical Institutes

Documents: Paper, Presentation

 Jørgen Elmeskov (Statistics Denmark):

Towards better measuring the activities of enterprises and covering services in a better way: The concept of Business Functions

Documents: Paper, Presentation

16:00 -16:15 Coffee break


16:15-16:45     Plenary discussion


16:45-17:00     Conclusion by the chair, end of Session II


17:00–17:30     Conclusions and closing statements

- Riga Memorandum and concluding remarks: Walter Radermacher, Eurostat

- Next host NSI on the 2015 DGINS Conference


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