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


Villa Vigoni Conference, April 25-27, 2012


Wednesday, April 25

AfternoonArrival of participants

Dinner and Welcome by
Prof. Dr. Immacolata Amodeo, Secretary General of Villa Vigoni

Thursday, Morning, April 26

9:15-9:30 Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim), Radek Maly (EU-Commission, Brussels), Carla Collicelli (CENSIS, Rome)Welcome and Opening of the Conference
Session I: Preparing the Ground – Basic Views Pro and Contra (Chair: H.-H. Noll, GESIS, Mannheim)
9:30-10:45Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim)Subjective Indicators: Usefulness and Information Potential for Policy Making - Introductionpresentation (106 kB)
Enrico Giovannini (Istat, Rome)Relevance of subjective measures in economic and social analysispresentation (548 kB)
Jan Delhey (Jacobs University, Bremen)Subjective Social Indicators: Do they Promise More than they Can Deliver?presentation (214 kB)
10:45Coffee Break
Session I continued

Christian Kroll (Jacobs University, Bremen)Using Subjective Wellbeing in Public Policy: Opportunities and challengespresentation (344 kB)
Jussi Simpura (National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki)”Così è (se vi pare)”: Remarks on Subjective Wellbeing From a Resource-based Perspectivepresentation (80 kB)
General Discussion

Thursday, Afternoon, April 26

Session II: International Perspectives (Chair: Carla Collicelli)
14:30-16:00Radek Maly (European Commission, Brussels)Subjective Indicators in the Context of EU Social Monitoringpresentation (265 kB)
Marleen De Smedt (Eurostat, Luxembourg)Measuring Subjective Wellbeing in the European Statistical Systempresentation (3,31 MB)
Conal Smith (OECD, Paris)Public Policy and the Price of Happiness: The Use of Subjective Measures of Wellbeing to Inform Policypresentation (824 kB)
16:00Coffee Break
Session III: National Views and Projects (Chair: Radek Malý)

Stefan Weick & Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim)Findings on Life Satisfaction in Germany – Information Input for Policy Makers?presentation (263 kB)
Filomena Maggino (Università degli Studi di Firenze)Measuring Wellbeing in Italy: “Subjective Aspects” in the “Benessere Equo Sostenibile” (BES) - Projectpresentation (0,92 MB)
Stephen Hicks (Office for National Statistics, Newport)Measuring Subjective Wellbeing in the UK and its Potential Role in Policypresentation (647 kB)
Jeroen Boelhouwer (SCP, Den Haag)Steering on Happiness in the Netherlandspresentation (582 kB)

Friday, Morning, April 27

Session IV: Recent Developments in European Social Monitoring and Reporting (Chair: István György TÓTH)

Eduardo Bericat Alastuey (Universidad de Sevilla)Social Quality in Andalusia, Spain and Europe: A New Indicator Systempresentation (0,96 MB)
Jean-Louis Lhéritier (INSEE, Paris)Measuring Wellbeing in Francepresentation (708 kB)
Céline Schmid Botkine (FORS, Lausanne)The Swiss Social Report 2012 – An Outlookpresentation (285 kB)
10:45Coffee Break
11:15-12:30Heinz-Herbert Noll (GESIS, Mannheim)Social Monitoring and Reporting – A Work Package within the e-Frame Projectpresentation (87 kB)
Discussion on Future Collaboration
13:00Lunch and Departure