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UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE                            

CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN STATISTICIANS

5 November 2013

 

High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (HLG)

 

 

WORKSHOP ON THE MODERNISATION OF STATISTICAL

PRODUCTION AND SERVICES

 

 

The UNECE will host the workshop at the Palais des Nations, Geneva , on 25-27 November 2013. The workshop will start at 14.00 on 25 November in Room VII

 

 

Draft Agenda

 

 

 

Monday 25 November

 

14.00

Opening of the workshop

 

Welcome: Lidia Bratanova

 

Keynote presentation: The HLG: Achievements and perspectives - Gosse van der Veen

 

14.30

Session (i) Reporting on the 2013 projects

 

Chair: Lidia Bratanova

 

The 2012 workshop identified two key priorities:

       The development of a Common Statistical Production Architecture

       The development, integration and implementation of Frameworks and Standards for Statistical Modernisation

This session will report on the progress so far in these two projects.

 

(a)    Frameworks and Standards for Statistical Modernisation: Adam Brown and Thérèse Lalor

 

15.30

Coffee Break

 

16.00

Session (i) (continued)

 

(b)    Common Statistical Production Architecture: Jean Marc Museux and Jakob Engdahl

(c)     Overview of the Projects: Bert Kroese and Trevor Fletcher (Project Board)

 

17.30

End of Day 1

 


 

Tuesday 26 November

 

9.30

Session (ii) Standards-based Modernisation: An Integrated Global Approach

 

Chair: Wayne Smith

 

There are a number of international collaboration activities in the field of modernization that do not fall under the direct control of the HLG, but are closely aligned with the HLG vision and coordinated to ensure maximum efficiency and mutual benefit.

 

(a)    Modernisation of statistical information systems - a view from the Asia-Pacific region: Marko Javorsek and Brian Pink

(b)    The Statistical Network: Gary Dunnet

(c)     The European Statistical System Vision Infrastructure Programme: Daniel Defays

(d)    The Statistical Information Systems Collaboration Community: Jonathan Challener

 

10.40

Coffee Break

 

11.00

Session (iii) Issues and Challenges

 

Chair: Brian Pink

 

The Executive Board and the Modernisation Committees will present their views on the current and future issues and challenges for the modernization of official statistics

 

(a)    Building on our successes – a strategic view from the Executive Board: Trevor Sutton and Gary Dunnet

(b)    Organisational Frameworks and Evaluation – issues and challenges: Carina Fransen

 

12.30

Lunch Break

 

14.00

Session (iii) Issues and Challenges (continued)

 

(c)     Production and Methods – issues and challenges: Rune Gløersen and Marton Vucsan

(d)    Products and Sources – issues and challenges: Steven Vale

(e)    Standards – issues and challenges: Alice Born

 

15.30

Coffee Break

 

16.00

Session (iii) Issues and Challenges (continued)

 

(f)      Small group discussions to identify the top three challenges for each modernisation committee (1 hour)

(g)    Plenary session: Results of small group discussions

 

17.30

End of Day 2


 

Wednesday 27 November

 

09.30

Session (iv) Deciding the way forward

 

Chair: Gosse van der Veen

 

Following overnight reflections, the emerging list of key priorities will be presented and discussed in plenary and in small groups, to determine the topic(s) that will be tackled in HLG international collaboration projects in 2014, as well as other topics to be addressed by the modernisation committees.

 

(a)    Formulating the “shopping list”: Facilitated by Marton Vucsan – plenary session to identify up to ten possible HLG projects

(b)    Setting the priorities: Small group discussions, each group to identify top three priorities for projects (1 hour)

 

11.00

Coffee Break

 

11.20

Session (iv) Deciding the way forward (continued)

 

(c)     Plenary session: Results of small group discussions. Each group will have 10 minutes to present the priorities that were identified during their discussions. A summary list of priorities will be agreed.

 

12.20

Summary and closing of the Workshop

 

12.30

End of Workshop