February 26, 2019


International conference ”Population Census, 2020 round and post 2020: from traditions to modernism”

8-9 April 2019, Bucharest

Monday, 8 april 2019

09:00 – 09:30 Welcoming the guests
09:30 – 10:00 Conference opening
Chair of the conference – Silvia PISICĂ, director general social statistics, National Institute of Statistics of Romania
Session I
10:00 – 10:15 Keynote speaker 1 – Andoria Ionita, director, Department of Studies, Demographic Projections and Population Census, National Institute of Statistics, Romania
10:15 – 11:00 Session I:
· General strategies to conduct population censuses for 2021 round
· Specific elements on drafting the national census legislative package
· Organizational arrangements and good practices for a successful census promotion, including best practices for census promotion
1. Spain – 2021 Census in Spain: A general overview, Jorge L. Vega VALLE, Antonio Argüeso JIMÉNEZ, Marina Pérez JULIÁN, Socio-Demographic Directorate, National Institute of Statistics
2. Luxembourg – New population census in Luxembourg, Francois PELTIER, Charlie KLEIN, Population and Dwellings Unit, STATEC
3. Romania – Challenges when switching from a traditional to a combined census – Romanian Experience, Silvia PISICĂ, Andoria IONIȚĂ, National Institute of Statistics
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11.45 Discussions on the papers presented in session I
Session II
11:45 – 12:00 Keynote speaker 2 – Eurostat, Adam WRONSKI, head of unit F2 – Population & migration
12:00 – 12:50 Session II:
· New methods of organizing the collection and processing of census data such as the use of administrative sources or sample surveys
· Using multi-modal methods for enumeration, such as the use of intelligent web forms and scanning questionnaires as methods of data entry into databases
1. Eurostat – EU population statistics – beyond 2021, Adam WRONSKI, David THOROGOOD, Population and migration Unit, Eurostat
2. Austria – Using a branch-specific personal identification number which we use in Austria for integrating data for the Census, Eva-Maria ASAMER, Statistics Austria
3. FranceThe French rolling census: a method enabling progressive modernization with preliminary tests, ROUX Valérie, INSEE
4. EstoniaAn index-based approach to determine Estonian population by using administrative sources, Ethel MAASING, Statistics Estonia
5. Lithuania – Preparation for register-based census, Milda ŠLIČKUTĖ-ŠEŠTOKIENĖ, Population and Housing Census Division, Statistics Lithuania
6. Hungary – Plans to enhance survey quality by using administrative data in Census 2021 in Hungary, Marcell KOVÁCS, Mátyás LAJTAI, Statistics Hungary
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch break and official group photo
14:00 – 14:30 Discussions on the papers presented in session II
Session III
14:30- 14:45 Keynote speaker 3 – Janusz DYGASZEWICZ, director, Geostatistics and Census Department, Statistics Poland
14:45 – 15:15 Presentation session III:
· Use of innovative technologies such as buildings geo-referencing
1. Romania – Population census, the perspective of georeferentiated statistics, Ștefan NIȚĂ, GIS department, National Institute of Statistics
2. Romania –Census Romania 2021 – needs and expectation. The role of statistical data in creating and evaluating territorial public policies, Conf. Univ. Dr. Bogdan SUDITU, Bucharest University, Faculty of Geography
Session IV
15:15 – 15:30 Keynote speaker 4 – Prof. univ. dr. Valentina VASILE, scientific director, Romanian Academy – Institute of National Economy
15:30 – 16:15 Session IV:

  • Role of the post-enumeration survey and methods for correcting / improving the census results by applying the results of post enumeration survey
  • Technical aspects regarding the application of statistical methods for estimating certain indicators
  • Other census aspects

1. Romania – Eight proposals for Romania’s next Population Census, Vasile Ghetau, Director, Demographic Research Centre “Vladimir Trebici” of the Romanian Academy
2. Romania – Challenges for censuses in high emigration societies: a data user perspective  for the case of Romania, Prof. Univ.dr.Dumitru SANDU
3. Romania – Technical aspects regarding the application of statistical methods for estimation based on census data, Ana-Maria CIUHU si Roxana GLĂVAN, National Institute of Statistics

16:15-17:00 Discussions on the papers presented in sessions III and IV
19:00 Official dinner at the Hanu lui Manuc (Manuc’s Inn), 62-64 Franceza Str., Bucharest
Dress Code: Business or Casual

Tuesday, 9 April

Session V
09:00 – 09:15 Keynote speaker 5 – commissioner-in-chief Cătălin-Aurel GIULESCU, director, Ministry of Interior Affairs, Directorate for Persons Record and Databases Management
09:15 – 10:00 Session V:
· Methods and ways to insure the data confidentiality (statistical disclosure control)
· Methods of organization and measures taken under the conditions of compliance with GDPR regulation etc.
1. Romania – Methods of organization and measures taken under the conditions of compliance with GDPR regulation, Lavinia BĂLTEANU, National Institute of Statistics
2. Romania – Overview on statistical data confidentiality and access to microdata, Lucian ALEXANDRESCU, National Institute of Statistics
10:00 – 10:30 Discussions on the papers presented in sessions V
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00 PANEL SESSION: Is there a need for population and housing census in the future and if so, how will it look like?
All 5 Keynote speakers
12:00 – 12:30 Conclusion of the conference
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break