Statistics Portugal and Eurostat organised the European Statistical System (ESS) high-level seminar on “Data from and for Society”, which was held in virtual format on 3 and 4 June. The event had around 200 registered participants, predominantly from the ESS, but also from Other National Authorities, Sectoral Ministries, International Organisations (European Central Bank, OECD and UNECE), civil society organisations and private enterprises.
The event focused on the relevance and benefits of using public and privately held data in the production of statistics as a contribution to society and on enhancing the value of statistics as a public good. It was open to external speakers, who enriched the discussions with their views and experiences on the subject.
The high-level event was also an opportunity to increase awareness on the importance of accessing and using privately held data for statistical purposes at national and European level.
The speakers' presentations, as well as Commissioner Gentiloni's recorded message and speech of Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva, are now available (included in the "Programme" file above).
We thank all participants and speakers for contributing to this important debate with their lively and insightful inputs.
Germany, Portugal and Slovenia form the Presidency Trio covering the period from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2021. Portugal takes over the Presidency from Germany on the 1st of January 2021 and will be followed by Slovenia in the 2nd half of 2021.
The Trio Presidency Programme builds upon the work done by the previous presidencies, aiming at the provision of high quality and relevant European statistics in accordance with Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics and guided by the European Statistics Code of Practice.