Villa Vigoni 2012

Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe 2012:
"Subjective Indicators: Usefulness and Information
Potential for Policy Making"


Villa Vigoni, April 25-27, 2012

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Wednesday, April 25  
Afternoon   Arrival of participants  
19:00   Dinner and Welcome by
Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo,
Secretary General of Villa Vigoni
Thursday, Morning, April 26  
  Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim), Carla Collicelli (CENSIS, Rome), Radek Maly (EU-Commission, Brus



Welcome and Opening of the Conference  
  Session I: Preparing the Ground – Basic Views Pro and Contra (Chair: Heinz-Herbert Noll, GESIS, Mannheim)  
09:30-10:45 Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim) Subjective Indicators: Usefulness and Information Potential for Policy Making – Introduction presentation(104 KB)  
Enrico Giovannini (Istat, Rome) Measuring Opinions and Subjective Conditions: A Must for National Statistical Offices and Policy Making

presentation(536 KB)

  Jan Delhey (Jacobs University, Bremen) Subjective Social Indicators: Do they Promise More than they Can Deliver? presentation(210 KB)  
10:45   Coffee Break    
  Session I continued  
11:15-12:45 Christian Kroll (Jacobs University, Bremen) Using Subjective Wellbeing in Public Policy: What Will Work and What Won’t presentation(336 KB)  
Jussi Simpura (National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki) ”Così è (se vi pare)”: Remarks on Subjective Wellbeing From a Resource-based Perspective

presentation(79 KB)

13:00 Lunch    
Thursday, Afternoon, April 26
  Session II: International Perspectives (Chair: Carla Collicelli, CENSIS, Rome)  
14:15-16:00 Radek Maly (European Commission, Brussels) Subjective Indicators in the Context of EU Social Monitoring presentation(260 KB)  
Marleen De Smedt (Eurostat, Luxembourg) Measuring Subjective Wellbeing in the European Statistical System


Conal Smith (OECD, Paris) Public Policy and the Price of Happiness: The Use of Subjective Measures of Wellbeing to Inform Policy presentation(805 KB)  
16:00   Coffee Break    
  Session III: National Views and Projects (Chair: Radek Maly, European Commission, Brussels)  
16:30-18:15 Stefan Weick & Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim) Findings on Life Satisfaction in Germany – Information Input for Policy Makers?    
Filomena Maggino (Università degli Studi di Firenze) Measuring Wellbeing in Italy: “Subjective Aspects” in the “Benessere Equo Sostenibile” (BES) – Project

presentation(900 KB)

Jeroen Boelhouwer (SCP, Den Haag) Steering on Happiness in the Netherlands

presentation(569 KB)

19:30   Dinner    
Friday, Morning, April 27  
  Session IV: Recent Developments in European Social Monitoring and Reporting (Chair: István György TÓTH)  
09:15-10:45 Eduardo Bericat Alastuey (Universidad de Sevilla) Social Quality in Andalusia, Spain and Europe: A New Indicator System    
Jean-Louis Lheritier (INSEE, Paris) Measuring Wellbeing in France

presentation(692 KB)

  Céline Schmid Botkine(FORS, Lausanne) The Swiss Social Report 2012 – An Outlook    
10:45   Coffee Break    
  Session IV continued  
11:15-12:30 Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim) Social Monitoring and Reporting – A Work Package within the e-Frame Project    
    Discussion on Future Collaboration    
13:00   Lunch and Departure