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Expert meeting on Statistical Data Collection, online

Expert meeting on Statistical Data Collection, online

27 - 30 September 2021

The objective of this expert meeting is to identify innovative ways and best practices in statistical data collection, and to provide a platform for practitioners to exchange experiences and foster collaboration in this area. In addition to the more traditional presentations, the agenda will include target-driven small group discussions and activities to identify best practices and new opportunities. Delegates will be asked to contribute to the development of internationally-coordinated work in the field of statistical data collection.

The world of data collection for official statistics is changing rapidly. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented acceleration of this. The need for reliable and timely data relevant for making decisions, have become even more apparent due to the pandemic. The expert meeting is an opportunity to jointly face these challenges, to share experiences, and to discuss how we can make the legacy become a permanent improvement in our data collection practices. The UNECE Exert Meeting on Statistical Data Collection aims to address these core topics:

  • Adapting data collection in a crisis context
  • Communication with respondents and data providers
  • Measuring, monitoring and reducing response burden
  • Integration of survey data with other data sources
  • Managing and modernizing Data Collection


For the program and documents of the meeting, please visit the UNECE wiki page


Welcome and Opening remarks UNECE and Chairs of the 2021 Workshop: Taeke Gjaltema (UNECE) and Day Chair of the Workshop

10136 _ Information Notice No. 1 _ 355288 _ English _ 773 _ 324460 _ pdf

Session 1: Managing and Modernizing Data Collection

Day Chair and Session Organizer: Andrea Ascheri (Eurostat) and Paulo Saraiva (Statistics Portugal)

Session 2: Adapting data collection in a crisis context

Day Chairs and Session Organizers: Ian O'Sullivan (ONS, United Kingdom) and Lise Rivais (Statistics Canada)

Session 3: Respondents Care

Day Chair and Session Organizers: Susan Oudshoorn (Statistics Netherlands), Paulo Saraiva (Statistics Portugal) and Ian O'Sullivan (ONS, United Kingdom)

Session 4: Multimode and integration of data sources

Day Chair and Session Organizers: Kees van Berkel (Statistics Netherlands) and Andrea Ascheri (Eurostat)