EFTA Statistical Office Conference on “Data Stewardship – Chances and Challenges”


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15 December 2021, 09:00 – 17:30 (CET), Online – Microsoft Teams Live Event

Please find the recordings of the conference here.


Concept note and agenda

Concept Note


Time Title of presentation Presentation

Mr Henri Gétaz,

Secretary-General of EFTA

09:00 - 09:15    -

Mr Ólafur Hjálmarsson,

Director General of Statistics Iceland

09:15 - 09:45 What do we mean by data stewardship and what should be the role of NSIs? PPT

Ms Hege Marie Hoff,

Deputy Secretary-General of EFTA

19:45 - 10:00 The EEA Agreement and Data Stewardship  -

Mr Tomaž Smrekar,

Director General of the Statistical Office of Slovenia

10:00 - 13:30 Designing data governance that preserves core values of official statistics in the forthcoming era PPT

Mr Volker Täube,

Director of the EFTA Statistical Office

10:30 - 10:45 Introduction to the Conference on Data Stewardship PPT

Mr Geir Axelsen,

Director General of Statistics Norway

11:00 - 11:30 Statistics Norway's role in data stewardship - legal basis, current situation and ambitions for the future PPT

Ms Mariana Kotzeva,

Director General of Eurostat

11:30 - 12:00 The European Statistical System in the data driven European soviety - chances and challenges PPT

Ms Silke Stapel-Weber,

Director General of Statistics, European Central Bank

12:00 - 12:30 Data Governance as a long and exciting journey PPT

Mr Gunnar Jakobsson,

Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, Icelandic Central Bank

12:30 - 13:00 Data Matters: A Central Banking Perspective PPT

Ms Andrea Scheller,

Director General of Statistics Liechtenstein

14:15 - 14:35 The Liechtenstein Central Register of Persons: an example of shared data stewardship PDF

Mr Georges-Simon Ulrich,

Director General of the Federal Statistical Office of Switzerland

14:35 - 15:05 Data Stewardship: From conversation to action PPT

Mr Dominik Rozkrut,

Director General of Statistics Poland

15:05 - 15:35 Data stewardship for official statisticians: broader view with practical examples -

Ms Tiina Luige,


15:35 - 15:45 Work on data stewardship under the Conference of European Statisticians PPT

Mr Trond Helge Bardsen,

Officer, EFTA Internal Market Division

16:30 - 16:50 A Single Market for data in the EEA PPT

Mr Marius Andersen,

Deputy Head of the EFTA Statistical Office

16:50 - 17:10 The role of NSIs in a new EEA data framework PPT


Administrative Coordinator
EFTA Statistical Office

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