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Statistics on income, consumption and wealth


Opening #1

Walter Radermacher, Director General of Eurostat

Opening #2

Konrad Pesendorfer, Director General of Statistics Austria

Key note speech

Christian Kern, Austrian Federal Chancellor

Measuring wellbeing in Austria

Konrad Pesendorfer (Paper)



Session I: Research in the area of Income, Consumption, Wealth


Introduction by the Chair

Gallo Gueye, Eurostat

The links between household surveys and macro aggregates

Andrea Brandolini (Paper)

Inequalities: the left side of distribution

Conchita D'Ambrosio (Paper)

Inequalities: the resources at the top of distribution

Facundo Alvaredo

Discussion and conclusions by the Chair



Session II: Current experiences in official statistics


Regular publishing of households' statistics for ICW micro-macro links

Amanda Seneviratne, Australian Bureau of Statistics Paper

Register countries presenting on the experience on linking ICW statistics based on registers and on household surveys

Papers by Denmark, Finland, and Slovenia

Statistical matching among household surveys for production of statistics on ICW

Papers by Italy, Hungary, Portugal, and Poland

Linking macro and micro statistics

Discussion and conclusions by the Chair

Voting



Session III: The ways forward for ICW statistics


Introduction by the Chair

Serge Allegrezza, Luxembourg

OECD on their initiative on the Distribution of National Accounts

Martine Durand (Paper)

ECB on their initiative on linking micro-macro data for wealth

Aurel Schubert

Eurostat on closing gaps and producing official statistics on ICW

Gallo Gueye (Paper)

Discussion and conclusions by the Chair



Session IV: Panel discussion and conclusions


Walter Radermacher

Walter Radermacher, Martine Durand, Aurel Schubert, Marjo Bruun, Andrea Brandolini

Vienna Memorandum and concluding remarks

Walter Radermacher

Dr. Konrad Pesendorfer

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Statistics Austria, together with Eurostat, it is my privilege to welcome you to the 102nd Conference of the Directors General of the National Statistical Institutes which will take place in Vienna on 26 – 27 September 2016.

The annual DGINS conference has provided the principal forum for discussing strategic issues and current developments in the European Statistical System (ESS).

The 102nd DGINS Conference on 27 September 2016 will focus on the need to develop harmonised "Statistics on income, consumption and wealth". I believe that these discussions can enhance and trigger innovative strategies to successfully interlink macroeconomic results to social developments at the individual household level. This would allow us to draw an accurate picture of the dynamics and distribution of income, consumption and wealth, providing the necessary data for our societies to reach the ambition that no-one should be left behind.

The internal session on 26 September 2016 will give us the opportunity to exchange views and good practices on an equally topical subject, "Managing a modern NSI in the 21st century". Arising challenges and needs for transformation regarding technical innovation, skills, data and tools as well as organizational change will be addressed. Given the importance of these issues for current and future members of the ESS, and following an initiative by the Partnership Group, the internal session will be open for representatives of enlargement countries for the first time.

Finally, I hope you will enjoy our varied social programme in all its diversity, combining the taste of both the imperial and modern Vienna.

I look forward to welcoming you to Vienna in September and would invite you to register for the DGINS 2016 by 15 June 2016!

Yours sincerely,

Sign of Dr. Konrad Pesendorfer

Dr. Konrad Pesendorfer, Director General of STATISTICS AUSTRIA

About DGINS

Conference of the Directors General of the National Statistical Institutes

Initially, the DGINS Conference was the predecessor of the Statistical Programme Committee (SPC) and the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC). Today it represents an annual forum for discussions of strategic issues and current developments in the ESS. The DGINS conference is organized by one of the EU-member countries together with Eurostat, and chaired by the respective NSI's Director General. It takes place back to back with the meeting of the ESSC and the PG.

Following topics have been covered since 2010:

  • Lisbon, Portugal 2015: Risks to the ESS Vision 2020 implementation / Indicators for decision making and monitoring

  • Riga, Latvia 2014: Implementation of the ESS Vision 2020 / Towards global business statistics

  • Scheveningen, The Netherlands 2013: ESS future and how we get there / New round of Peer reviews / Big Data

  • Prague, Czech Republic 2012: Labelling of European statistics and access to micro-data / Meeting new needs on statistics for green economy / Coordination of statistics and geospatial information

  • Wiesbaden, Germany 2011: Next generation of the Code of Practice – five years after Cracow / New conceptual design for household and social statistics

  • Sofia, Bulgaria 2010: Measuring progress, well-being and sustainable development

Programme



Managing a modern NSI in the 21st Century

Draft Schedule – in progress

Participation in the internal session will only comprise EU, EFTA and enlargement countries (no international organisations, no observers). The number of participants is restricted to DG +1.


10.30 – 13.00

Registration

13.00 – 13.15

Welcome

13.15 – 14.15

Jan de Koning, Business consultant on managing modern Information technology companies
Following developments in the ESS and in similar sectors, the speaker will address several scenarios for development of issues such as leadership, types of workforces, organisation of day-to- day work, etc. He will also raise questions as input for the break-out sessions.

Markus Kienberger, Country Manager Google Austria
The speaker will inform DGINS about the company's way of working and how certain issues are dealt within Google (e.g. internal organisation and communication, selection and recruitment in the 21st century)

14.15 – 14.45

Coffee break

14.45 – 16.00 Break-out-groups to discuss points raised
  • Challenge Organisation: How to run and structure the organisation of a modern information office
  • Challenge People: How to recruit and develop the right skills profile of a modern information office
  • Challenge Communication: How to communicate within the organisation and to stakeholders and the broader public
16.00 – 17.15

Reports of break-out sessions to plenary and plenary discussion

17.15 – 17.30

Conclusions by DG Eurostat and PG Chair


Statistics on income, consumption and wealth

Draft Schedule – in progress


7.30 – 8.30

Registration

8.30 – 9.00

Opening
Konrad Pesendorfer, Director General of Statistics Austria
Walter Radermacher, Director General of Eurostat

9.00 – 9.15

Key note speech
Christian Kern, Austrian Federal Chancellor

9.15 – 9.45

Measuring wellbeing in Austria
Konrad Pesendorfer
Paper

9.45 – 10.00

Coffee break

10.00 – 12.00
Session I: Research in the area of Income, Consumption, Wealth
Chair: Gallo Gueye, Eurostat

10.00 – 10.05

Introduction by the Chair

10.05 – 10.35

The links between household surveys and macro aggregates
Andrea Brandolini
Paper

10.35 – 10.55

Inequalities: the left side of distribution
Conchita D'Ambrosio
Paper

10.55 – 11.15

Inequalities: the resources at the top of distribution
Facundo Alvaredo

11.15 – 12.00

Discussion and conclusions by the Chair

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch break

13.00 – 15.00
Session II: Current experiences in official statistics
Chair: Konrad Pesendorfer

13.00 – 13.05

Introduction by the Chair

13.05 – 13.25

Regular publishing of households' statistics for ICW micro-macro links
Amanda Seneviratne, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Paper

13.25 – 13.45

Register countries presenting on the experience on linking ICW statistics based on registers and on household surveys
Papers by Denmark, Finland, and Slovenia

13.45 – 14.05

Statistical matching among household surveys for production of statistics on ICW
Papers by Italy, Hungary, Portugal, and Poland

14.05 – 14.25

Linking macro and micro statistics
Papers by France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

14.25 – 15.00

Discussion and conclusions by the Chair

15.00 – 15.20

Coffee break

15.20 – 16.30
Session III: The ways forward for ICW statistics
Chair: Serge Allegrezza, Luxembourg

15.20 – 15.25

Introduction by the Chair

15.25 – 15.40

OECD on their initiative on the Distribution of National Accounts
Martine Durand
Paper

15.40 – 15.55

ECB on their initiative on linking micro-macro data for wealth
Aurel Schubert

15.55 – 16.10

Eurostat on closing gaps and producing official statistics on ICW
Gallo Gueye
Paper

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion and conclusions by the Chair

16.30 – 17.00
Session IV: Panel discussion and conclusions
Moderator: Walter Radermacher
Participants: Walter Radermacher, Martine Durand, Aurel Schubert, Marjo Bruun, Andrea Brandolini

17.00 – 17.30

Vienna Memorandum and concluding remarks
Walter Radermacher


26th September

19.00 Welcome reception at Palais Niederösterreich

Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna

Cocktail attire

Located in the street of the aristocracy, where people close to courtly powers took up their residence during Middle Ages, Palais Niederösterreich is one of the many palaces existing in the vicinity of the Herrengasse to this day. Building on a rich history, the palace is used as a centre for events in its present form. Its beginnings date back to the late Middle Ages. In 1513 the late Gothic villa was acquired by the so-called “Stände” (estates general) as the political representative of lords, knights, prelates and cities. Valuable interiors recalling this era, such as the Gotische Zimmer and the chapel, are still intact. By and by the building was reconstructed and extended adding Neo-classical and Baroque imprints. The building housed the estates general of the state of Lower Austria until 1848, when the first Austrian democratic revolution commenced in Palais Niederösterreich’s courtyard. In its aftermath the Lower Austrian provincial government took over the villa and used it until its relocation to the new provincial capital, St. Pölten in 1997. The palace gained significant political attention as it was in its premises that the First Austrian Republic was declared in 1918 and the foundation was laid for the Second Republic in 1945.

Special guest performance: The Ambassade Quartett Vienna

27th September

10.00 –
approx. 12.00
Vienna Sightseeing (for accompanying persons only)

Meet at the lobby of the conference hotel

Comfortable shoes

An exclusive guided stroll through some of Vienna’s fascinating landmarks and sights.

19.00 DGINS city walk to k47

Meet at the lobby of the conference hotel

Join us for a guided city stroll past famous Viennese sights and hear intriguing stories about Vienna‘s history and life.

20.00 Conference dinner at k47

Franz-Josefs-Kai 47, skybox, 1010 Vienna

Business casual

Our dinner location – the fully glazed, two-storey high Cube atop the roof of the Kaipalast at the Franz-Josefs-Kai in Vienna’s first district – will amaze you with a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Vienna.

Speakers


Serge Allegrezza

Serge Allegrezza

Director General of STATEC

Facundo_Alvaredo

Facundo Alvaredo

Senior Research Fellow at the Paris School of Economics

Conchita D’Ambrosio

Conchita D’Ambrosio

Professor of Economics

Andrea Brandolini

Andrea Brandolini

Head of Statistical Analysis Directorate, Bank of Italy

Marjo Bruun

Marjo Bruun

Director General Statistics Finland



Martine Durand

Martine Durand

OECD Chief Statistician and Director, Statistics Directorate

Dr. Konrad Pesendorfer

Konrad Pesendorfer

Director General of the National Statistical Office of Austria

Walter Radermacher

Walter Radermacher

Director General of Eurostat and Chief Statistician of the European Union

Aurel Schubert

Aurel Schubert

Director General Statistics of the European Central Bank and Chairman of the Statistics Committee of the European System of Central Banks

Amanda Seneviratne

Amanda Seneviratne

Director of National Accounts Australian Bureau of Statistics

© Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien

Conference venue

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof

The conference takes place at the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof - which is located in Vienna's historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The hotel is in walking distance to famous sights and political institutions like the former imperial residence of the Habsburgs, the Hofburg, the Austrian Parliament, the Burgtheater, the Vienna City Hall, the University of Vienna, the Albertina Museum, the State opera, the Café Central (a famous traditional Viennese coffee house), the Gothic cathedral Stephansdom, Vienna's shopping zones at Kohlmarkt, Graben and Kärntnerstraße, etc.

The location provides the following services:

  • 500m2 of professional conference facilities with a professional equipment package, natural light and effective service

  • Free WiFi

Green meetings:

  • Environmental management system certified in accordance with ISO 14001 zertifiziertes Umweltmanagementsystem

  • C02 neutral

  • All printed matter is made of chlorine-free bleached pulp and is acid-freezertifiziertes Umweltmanagementsystem

  • Certified waste management

  • By filtering the Viennese drinking water, glass waste and pollutants during transport are reduced effectivelyzertifiziertes Umweltmanagementsystem

  • Regional food and organic products zertifiziertes Umweltmanagementsystem

Address:

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
Herrengasse 10,
1010 Vienna, Austria

How to get there

The hotel is located just across the underground station Herrengasse on the U3 line (Vienna City Map). It takes about 40 minutes to get there from the Vienna International Airport using public transportation. The City airport train takes you directly to the city centre Wien-Mitte, change here to central underground line U3 to station Herrengasse (direction Ottakring).

Accommodation

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof© Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof

(Conference Venue)

Herrengasse 10, 1010 Vienna

Discounted DGINS rates are no longer available.

For reservations, contact the hotel directly:
reservations@herrenhof-wien.steigenberger.at, Telephone Reservation Office: +43 1 53404 800

Hotel Motel One© Motel One Wien-Staatsoper

Motel One Wien-Staatsoper

(in walking distance to the conference venue, approx. 15 minutes)

Elisabethstraße 5, 1010 Vienna

Discounted DGINS rates are no longer available.

For reservations, contact the hotel directly:
wien-staatsoper@motel-one.com, Telephone Reservation Office: +43 1 585050 5

Intercity Hotel© InterCityHotel Wien

InterCityHotel Wien

(3 stations to the conference venue by underground line U3)

Mariahilfer Straße 122, 1070 Vienna

Discounted DGINS rates are no longer available.

For reservations, contact the hotel directly:
reservations@wien.intercityhotel.at, Telephone Reservation Office: +43 1 525 85 125

Local Information


Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. See Austria Info.

Data – Figures – Facts (2015/16)
  • Total area: 415km2
  • Population: 1.840.226 (January 1st, 2016)
  • Districts: 23
  • Average Age: 41
  • Nationalities: 180
Tourist Information
The following websites provide some information on Vienna:
Passport and Visa Requirements
Some delegates may require a visa in order to enter the Schengen Area / Austria. General information about the Schengen Visa can be found here.
Transport

Arriving at the Vienna International Airport (VIE):

There are several options to reach the City centre:

  • Take the CAT (City-Airport-Train direct connection, EUR 11,- online single ticket) or the regular city train (Schnellbahn, S7, more stops, lower price). The train stop for the city centre is WIEN-MITTE/Landstraße. From there it is possible to change to several public transport lines (e.g. underground line U3 or U4). To reach the conference venue take the underground line U3 in direction “Ottakring” and get off at the stop “Herrengasse”.

  • Direct connection by fast train to Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Central Station), switching opportunity to several public transport lines (e.g. S-Bahn (city train) to Wien Mitte/Landstraße for underground U3/U4). More information about train connections can be found here.

  • Several bus connections serving the Viennese transport system; further information can be found here.

  • A taxi from the airport to the conference venue resp. to one of the recommended hotels costs approx. EUR 35,-

Arriving by train:

The railway station WIEN WESTBAHNHOF has a direct connection to certain public transport lines (e.g. underground line U3 and U6) and is close to one of Vienna's main shopping miles the “Mariahilferstraße”.

When arriving at WIEN HAUPTBAHNHOF (Vienna Central Station), it is possible to change to several public transport lines (e.g. S-Bahn (city train) to Wien Mitte/Landstraße). To go to the Conference Venue, take the underground line U3 from “Landstraße” in direction “Ottakring” and get off at the stop “Herrengasse”.

Vienna public transport:

The public transport system in Vienna is available 20 hours a day. On weekends metro lines are also served during night times. The Vienna transport tickets are valid in all trams, buses and subways of the Vienna Transport Authority. Each stamped ticket is valid up to the destination, including (several) transfers but without interruption.

Tickets are available at vending machines, in underground stations, at ticket offices of "Wiener Linien" or at some tobacconists:

  • Single ticket: EUR 2,20

  • 4 journey ticket for adults: EUR 8,80

  • 24-hour Vienna ticket: EUR 7,60

  • 48-hour Vienna ticket: EUR 13,30

  • 72-hour Vienna ticket: EUR 16,50

  • Vienna weekly ticket (only valid from Monday to Monday at 9.00 am): EUR 16,20

More information can be found in the Ticket Guide.

Currency: Euro (EUR)

ATM/Credit cards: There is a large number of ATMs in Vienna. Credit cards are accepted by numerous shops, hotels and restaurants.

Tipping

It is common to tip taxi drivers, porters, room maids, at restaurants, etc. Usually the tip amounts to 5 to 15 % of the bill.

Drinking Water

Vienna is famous for the high quality of its tap water. However, the sign “Kein Trinkwasser” indicates that this water is not meant for drinking.

Local Time

CET (Central Europe Time), GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) +01:00

Average Temperatures in Vienna

September max. 20°C, min. 10°C Weather forecast Vienna

Phone Numbers in Case of Emergency
  • Fire brigade: 122
  • Police: 133
  • Ambulance: 144
  • European emergency: 112
Hotel Booking

Statistics Austria advises all participants to book their accommodations as early as possible. Although Vienna has a vast number of hotels, they tend to be heavily booked from June to September.

Insurance

The organisers do not take responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. The organisers will not accept any liability for damages and/or losses of any kind, which may be incurred by delegates or by any partner, during official activities.

Disclaimer

The delegates participate in all events at their own risk. Verbal agreements will not be binding unless they are confirmed in writing. The exclusive court of jurisdiction for all disputes is the competent court in Vienna.