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Leaders of European statistics will meet in Bratislava

Leaders of European statistics will meet in Bratislava

Last update: 09.08.2019
Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Publish Date: 31.07.2019

A professional conference of approximately 140 highest representatives of European statistical offices and experts in the field of statistics from other international organizations and financial institutions will be held in Slovakia this year.

“I am very pleased to welcome the authorities responsible for measuring the parameters of development in society on 9-10 October 2019, in Bratislava. A challenging topic will be discussed - the ability of statistics to capture globalization trends in the world, ”said František Bernadič, Vice-President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic.

The Conference of the Directors Generals of the National Statistical Institutes (DGINS)  is the most prestigious forum for the exchange of views on the development of the European Statistical System (ESS). The topics and strategic issues related to the production and development of high-quality and reliable European statistics will be discussed.

The DGINS conference is organized each year in a different EU Member State; in 2019, for the first time in Slovakia, Bratislava. The current topic will be Impact of globalization on statistics.

Representatives of the European Commission (Eurostat), the European Central Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe are also present at the event, in addition to the Presidents of the statistical offices of the EU Member States, and also the European Free Trade Association and candidate countries.

The DGINS will be followed by a meeting of the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC), which is the strategic and governing body of the ESS. The Committee`s meeting is held three times a year at the level of the highest representatives of statistical institutions. The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic will host this event for the first time.

The conference program, including speakers, can be found at

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