Statistics - When facts count


Statistics Finland and European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) are organising an international expert seminar at the House of Estates in Helsinki

Mon 12 June 2017 from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm (check-in starts at noon)
Place: The House of Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, FI-00170 Helsinki 

The seminar will discuss the role of data in societal development, official statistics as an independent and reliable source of information and cooperation between data users when developing statistics.


12.30-12.45 Opening and welcome Ms. Marjo Bruun, Director General, Statistics Finland and Ms. Ineke Stoop, ESAC Chair

12.45-13.15 Keynote address: ESS - quality, independence, modernisation of statistics, Mr. Martti Hetemäki, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of Finland, ESGAB Chair    

13.15-13.45 Involving users in development of statistics, Ms. Mariana Kotzeva, acting Director General, EUROSTAT and Ms. Ineke Stoop, ESAC chair

13.45-14.15 Statistics making the state, Case Finland, Ms. Marjo Bruun, Director General, Statistics Finland

14.15-14.45 Coffee/tea

14.45-15.15 Keynote speech: Dealing with figures, Ms. Maarit Rossi, Mathematics teacher

15.15-15.45 Open data and local scale – citizens’ participation, Mr. Timo Cantell, Director, City of Helsinki, Urban Facts

15.45-16.30 Panel discussion: Citizens, society and statistics 2030

Binding registrations by Fri 26 May 2017. The seminar is free-of-charge. The seminar is held in English. Participation in the seminar is by invitation only.

The City of Helsinki will arrange a reception after the seminar from 17.30 pm to 18.30 pm. After this, attendees have the possibility to join a guided walking tour. Registration for these events can be done with the same form as the registration for the seminar.  


Marjo Bruun
Director General
Statistics Finland

Further information Katriina Riisiö and Leila Kaunisharju,