Villa Vigoni 2017

The theme of the 12th Conference “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe” at Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Mennagio, October 23-25, 2017 was Resilience: An Asset in Difficult Times?

The 2017 „Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe“ – conference will have a focus on the concept of „resilience“ and its measurement in terms of indicators and/or survey instruments. In a most general sense, resilience – as the antonym to vulnerability – may be defined as the ability to cope with critical states and forces like shocks, conflicts and stress, challenging the stability of systems such as communities, cities and societies, or – at the micro level – eventually also individuals and households. As a quality of such systems resilience may e.g. help to absorb shocks and to recover, to adapt to change or even to facilitate transformations of a system to a new equilibrium state. From such a point of view, resilience may thus be considered a desirable quality, particularly in time periods characterised by rapid and far reaching change, serious risks and threats of different sorts as well as conflicts and instabilities.

Resilience: An Asset in Difficult Times

Villa Vigoni Conference, October 23-25, 2017

Programme                                                                                                               Back to all conferences

Monday, October 23
Afternoon   Arrival of participants  
19:00   Reception & Dinner. Welcome by Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo, Secretary General of Villa Vigoni  
Tuesday, October 24
9:00 – 12:45 Session I: Resilience – Concept and Measurement – I (Chair: Heinz-Herbet Noll)
    Welcome and Opening  
  Heinz-Herbert Noll (formerly GESIS, Mannheim) Introduction to the Conference  
  Enrico Giovannini (Università “Tor Vergata”, Rome) Resilience and sustainability: two sides of the same coin Presentation
  Anna Rita Manca, Peter Benczur (JRC, Ispra) , Enrico Giovannini (Università “Tor Vergata”, Rome) Resilience: a positive scientific narrative for the EU society Presentation
  Anne-Catherine Guio (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-Belval) How do European citizens cope with economic shocks? The longitudinal order of deprivation Presentation
11:15 – 11:45   Coffee Break  
11:45 – 12:45 Session II: Resilience – Concept and Measurement – II (Chair: Filomena Maggino)
  Gábor Bartus (National Council for Sustainable Development, Budapest) Indicators for sustainability: do they measure social resilience?  
  Marleen De Smedt (Eurostat, Luxembourg) Resilient societies in a sustainable world: towards a new measurement framework Presentation
    General discussion  
13:00 – 14:30   Lunch  
14:30 – 15:30 Session III: Resilience – Empirical Analysis I (Chair: Sakari Karvonen)
  István György Tóth (Tarki Social Research Institute, Budapest) Households’ coping strategies and social cohesion during the Great Recession: an attempt to measure the micro foundations of societal resilience in Hungary Presentation
  Markus Promberger, Marie Boost (IAB, Nürnberg) Resilience in vulnerable households – selected results from a qualitative study comparing nine different European countries Presentation
15:30 – 16:00   Coffee Break  
16:00 – 17:30 Session IV: Resilience – Empirical Analysis II (Chair: Peter Farago)
  Tadas Leoncikas (Eurofound, Dublin) Self-perceived resilience: findings from the European Quality of Life Survey 2016  
  Gaël Brulé/Jehane Simona (University of Neuchatel) The resilience of the elderly in Switzerland and its impact on the level of subjective wellbeing Presentation
    General discussion  
19:30   Dinner  
Wednesday, October 25
9:15 – 10:45 Session V: Recent Developments in European Social Monitoring and Reporting (Chair: Christian Suter)
  Loukas Stemitsiotis (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Brussels) Employment and Social Developments in Europe – The 2017 Report Presentation
  Carla Collicelli (CNR – Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche, Rome) The first report on the Italian situation toward the UN Sdg’s for 2030: “L’Italia e gli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile”, Rapporto Asvis 2016 Presentation 1 / Presentation 2
  Eduardo Bericat (Universidad de Sevilla) The Quality of European Societies: A Meta-Ranking of Composite Indicators Presentation
11:00 – 11:15   Coffee Break  
  Business Meeting
11:15 – 12:45   Future Plans  
13:00   Lunch and Departure