12 June 2006


Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities

Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations

The Conference on Data Quality for International Organizations will be held on 27 and 28 April 2006 in Newport, United Kingdom, immediately following the Q2006 - European Conference on Quality in Survey Statistics (Cardiff, United Kingdom 24-26 April 2006). It will be held under the auspices of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA).

The primary purpose of the conference is to provide statistical experts from international or supra-national organisations with a forum to discuss specific data quality issues related to their work and exchange experiences regarding the various quality mechanisms developed for improving the collection and dissemination of international data. More specifically, at this meeting the focus will be on the use and convergence of international quality assurance frameworks taking into account the endorsed Principles Governing International Statistical Activities by the CCSA on 14 September 2005 and parallel initiatives such as the European Statistics Code of Practice which was adopted in a Recommendation by the European Commission on 25 May 2005 on the independence, integrity and accountability of the national and Community statistical authorities.

A programme committee has been set up consisting of Mr. Enrico Giovannini (OECD), Mr. Sylvester Young (ILO), Mr. Heinrich Brüngger (UN-ECE), Mr. Haluk Kasnakoglu (FAO), Ms. Caroline Willeke (ECB), Mr. Stefan Schweinfest (UNSD), Mr. Robert W. Edwards (IMF), Mr. Frank Nolan (Office for National Statistics, UK) and Mr. Håkan Linden (Eurostat) and a first draft of the programme with the different sessions has been elaborated.

For further information related to this event, you may contact Mr. Hakan Linden of Eurostat (hakan.linden@cec.eu.int).

 

 

 

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