Event:European Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies
|Event:European Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies|
|Summary||In lead up to the 4th OECD World Forum this conference aims to identify concrete deliverables and initiatives that Europe could contribute to the agenda of measuring well-being and progress.|
European Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies
26-28 June 2012
In preparation of the 4th OECD World Forum, to be held in New Delhi, India on 16-19 October 2012, a series of regional conferences are being organised with the aim to identify concrete deliverables and initiatives that each region could contribute to the agenda of measuring well-being and progress.
The European Conference which took place on the 26-28 June 2012 was organised by the OECD, in collaboration with e-Frame (European Framework for Measuring Progress) partners and Eurostat.
The Conference focused on recent activities in the field of measuring progress and well-being, and aimed to foster European debate on the wide range of issues related to this agenda. It represented the first milestone for the co-ordination activities undertaken as part of e-Frame EUFP7 project, and was 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.
The Conference gathered around 270 policy makers, statisticians, academics, and other stakeholders from the European region who have a specific interest in the field. Its purpose was 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 co-operation.
To learn more on the key messages that came out of the conference click here.
One of the main outcomes of this conference is the launch of a European Network on Measuring Progress which will be hosted by Wikiprogress.
For more information on this event, see the conference website.