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The European Master in Official Statistics from a national point of view: the Italian contribution Maria Pia Sorvillo ( Istat -Italian National Statistical Office) Monica Pratesi (University of Pisa). Workshop on Human Resources Management and Training 5 - 7 September 2012, Budapest.

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Workshop on human resources management and training 5 7 september 2012 budapest

The European Master in Official Statistics from a national point of view: the Italian contributionMaria Pia Sorvillo (Istat-Italian National Statistical Office) Monica Pratesi (University of Pisa)

Workshop on Human Resources Management and Training 5 - 7 September 2012, Budapest


Background

Background

Previous discussions involved

  • Eurostat

  • National statistical offices

  • Academy

Training European

Comprehensive

High level

NSIs

ESS


Background1

Background

Why a European Master in Official Statistics?

To improve official Statistics in Europe

To spread a shared vision of the ESS

To reinforce the network of European statisticians

To enhance the academic offer of Master programmes in official statistics


The italian contribution

The Italian contribution

ISTAT

(the Italian Statistical Office)

  • Supported the project

    in its initial stage

  • Fostered discussion with issue papers

  • Established the Advanced School for Statistics and Socio- economic Analyses


A school to boost statistical literacy in the country

A School to boost statistical literacy in the country….


With more than one target audience

…with more than one target audience


Nsis and emos

NSIs and EMOS

A number of possible advantages:

Facilitating innovation in data production and analysis

Increasing the European dimension

Reinforcing NSI-Academy cooperation

Making available young graduates with specific training


Nsis contribution an added value

NSIs’ contribution: an added value

Professionals and researchers

as teachers…

…and as trainees

  • Definition of contents


Training needs

Training needs

First of all:

  • Statistical tools to improve data production and analysis

    Estimation techniques, innovation in sampling, integration of data sources, exploitation of big databases,…

    But also:

  • New technologies

    Web for dissemination, data capturing, …

  • And “soft skills”

    Management techniques, Interacting with users, Communicating data, …..


Open issues

Open issues

How?

  • self-contained modules

  • offering learning paths/different levels

    Where?

  • centralized

  • widespread

    For whom?

  • NSIs’ staff

  • Young graduates/phd

  • EU/candidate countries/others


The italian initiative

The Italian Initiative

Advanced School for Statistics and Socio-Economic Analyses / Istat

Italian Statistical Society

Academy


A new training in official statistics

A new training in official statistics

Modular approach / overarching framework

Maximum value from previous experiences

Close coherence between topics of the training and official statistics’ needs

Creating synergies between scholars and practitioners in designing single modules


Target

Target

  • Istat researchers

  • Staff of the National Statistical System

  • Statisticians in various institutions

  • Young graduates

  • Selected cooperation projects

  • …and EMOS


Conclusions

Conclusions

Shared initiatives and EU support can help taking over difficulties

a strong planning effort is needed

Mostly needed in NSIs:

  • Training for innovation and upgrading

    subject to budget constraint

  • International perspective

    staff deeply rooted in the national context


Workshop on human resources management and training 5 7 september 2012 budapest

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