Dear Colleagues,
The organizers of the Q2016 would like to thank all participants, speakers, trainers, chairs and Committee members for being part of the 8 th European Conference in Official Statistics held in Madrid, 31st May – 3rd June 2016. Your great scientific input, fruitful discussions and scientific interaction made the conference a total success. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile.
All presentations and papers are available here and the photos of the conference are posted here.
You can also find the videos of the Opening Plenary Session 1 and the Plenary Session 2 .

Welcome to Q2016

Dear Colleagues,

The National Statistical Institute of Spain (INE) and Eurostat are pleased to invite you to the European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2016) which will be held in the “Círculo de Bellas Artes” in Madrid, Spain, on 1-3 June 2016.

In addition, a series of short training courses will take place on the day previous to the start of the Conference (31 May 2016).
Since their creation in 2001, these Conferences have become an excellent framework to present and discuss the progress and development of quality in official statistics, as well as to exchange methods and good practices between experts in different areas (statistical offices, international organisations, researchers and academics).

The Conference aims to cover relevant and innovative topics on quality ranging from the challenges and the new paradigm of quality in an information and knowledge-driven society including big data and multi-source statistics, to governance and management aspects like the ones linked to the ESS Vision 2020 or the lessons learned from 2013-2015 peer reviews in the European Statistical System. Furthermore, as an open forum of debate, it represents an opportunity to introduce innovation in the measurement and management of the quality in statistical domains and in specific statistical products.

The Conference website offers information on the conference venue, accommodation, short courses and leisure-time activities as well as deadlines for submission of papers. Registration is now available.

If you have any questions, please contact us

Looking forward to seeing you in Madrid!

Gregorio Izquierdo Walter Radermacher
President. INE of Spain Director General Eurostat. Chief Statistician of the European Union


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The courses will be held on 31 May 2016. The training courses will start at 9:30 and will end at 17:00 including a lunch break and two coffee breaks.

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