The economic crisis has called into question many of the traditionally held principles which have guided economic and development policies for the last 50 years.
The Conference will focus on recent activities in the field of measuring progress and well-being, and aims to foster European debate on the wide range of issues related to this agenda. It represents the first milestone for the coordination activities undertaken as part of the European Framework for Measuring Progress e-Frame EU FP7 project, and a platform for discussing how best to advance the implementation of the recommendations included in the Final Report of the European Statistical System (ESS) Sponsorship Group on Measuring Progress, Well-Being and Sustainable Development, adopted by the ESS Committee in November 2011.
It is the last in a series of regional events being conducted in preparation for the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, to be held in New Delhi on 16-19 October 2012, and will be the primary mechanism for shaping the European contribution to this event.
The Conference will gather around 250-300 policy makers, statisticians, academics, and other stakeholders from the European region who have a specific interest in the field. Its purpose will be to deepen on-going reflection on how to measure well-being and the progress of societies, enhance the relevance of measures and analysis for addressing key policy issues, and lead to concrete outputs, such as establishing frameworks for future cooperation.
The Conference is organised by the OECD, as partner of e-Frame, with the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS) as coordinators of e-Frame and in collaboration with Eurostat and the European Statistical System. The e-Frame project is funded under the EC Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities 7th Framework Programme.
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