DGINS 2023 - Day 1 Programme (18 October)

Registration (08:00h - 08:50h)

Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City

Eircode: T12 RD6E



Pre-Conference Networking

Tea/coffee on arrival

Conference Opening Session (9h - 10:10h)

Session Chair: Georges-Simon Ulrich (Director General, Switzerland)

Introduction: Mariana Kotzeva (Director General, Eurostat)

Opening Addresses: (Video Message)

Michael McGrath, TD (Minister for Finance of Ireland) / Paolo Gentiloni (European Commissioner for Economy)

Setting the ScenePádraig Dalton (Director General, Ireland) 

Keynote speaker: Viveka Palm (Director for the Department of Sectoral and Regional Statistics, Eurostat)see bio

Topic: Stock-taking – Lessons from the Climate statistics review and Action plan statistics for the European Green Deal 



Morning Break (10:10h - 10:30h)

Tea/coffee, croissants, fruit, etc.

Session 1 (10:30h - 12:15h)

Data Demands

Session Chair/Panel Moderator: Angelique Berg (Director General, Netherlands)

Keynote speaker: Jim Scheer (Head of Data and Insights SEAI)see bio

Topic: Building a climate analysis system with statistics.

Identifying what is driving demand – Green Deal, Paris Accords, COP, SDGs. What needs are being met, what is not being met, identifying data gaps at household, commercial and industrial levels. 

How do we build awareness and link demands to tangible supports for statistical production, e.g. resources, data access? Are there any good examples of where this has been achieved? 

Panel Discussion. Panellists: 

Francisco Lima (Director General, Portugal)  

Marek Rojíček (Director General, Czechia)  

Lidija Brković  (Director General, Croatia) 



Lunch (12:15h - 13:30h) incl. group photograph

The Restaurant (Clayton Hotel)

Session 2 (13:30h - 15:15h)

Data Sources

Session Chair/Panel Moderator: Etienne Caruana (Director General, Malta)  

Keynote speakerGerry Brady (Senior Statistician, Environment and Climate, CSO Ireland)see bio

Topic: “Feasible Transition” – how do we measure the citizen’s capacity to be able to respond?

What government subsidies are being provided to enable citizen choice? Identifyingaccessing and using high value environmental data sets, in particular beyond traditional, primary, data sources. Identifying and addressing challenges such as consequences of public/private data ownership, opportunities and challenges, how to ensure comparability across countries.  

Panel Discussion. Panellists:   

Dominik Rozkrut (Director General, Poland) 

Markus Sovala (Director General, Finland)   

Deirdre Mahony (Assistant Director General, CSO, Ireland)  

Patrick Lusyne (Belgium)



Afternoon Break (15:15h - 15:35h)

Tea/coffee, snacks, etc.

Reflections on Day 1 (15:35h - 16:45h)

Session Chair/Panel Moderator: Jean-Luc Tavernier  (Data Steward, France)  

Panel Discussion. Panellists: 

Georges-Simon Ulrich  (Director General, Switzerland)

Angelique Berg (Director General, Netherlands)

Etienne Caruana (Director General, Malta)



DGINS 2023 - End Day 1


Social Event

Bus leaves Clayton Hotel for Midleton Distillery