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Conference "Statistics for Knowledge Based Society"
Eurostat Data User Conference

April 24, 2015
Radisson BLU Daugava

Conference moderator: Māris Ķirsons


Registration, morning coffee


09.30 – 09.40


Aija Žīgure, President, the CSB of Latvia

09.40– 10.00

European statistics: making the difference

Mariana Kotzeva, Deputy Director General, Eurostat

10.00 – 11.30

European and Latvian Labour market trends, social inclusion and welfare

Panel moderator: Ruta Zilvere, Social policy expert


Transfer of tax burden from labour force to immovable property: impact on poverty, income inequality and well-being

Anna Zdanoviča, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS)


Development of employment relations: organisational and individual patterns

Anita Gaile, RISEBA and Riga Business School


Use of EU-SILC data in poverty reduction policy before and after crisis

Evija Kūla, Ministry of Welfare  


Youth migration trends

Zaiga Krišjāne, University of Latvia



11.30 – 11.50 Coffee break

11.50 – 13.20

Statistical data for policy planning and monitoring

Panel moderator: Dainis Gašpuitis, SEB senior economist


Labour Force Survey data for medium and long-term labour market forecasting in Latvia

Normunds Ozols,  Ministry of Economy


Investments in Latvian research and development. What do data tell us?

Agnese Rutkovska, Bank of Latvia


Labour market in Latvia. Migration and demography – key future challenges

Jānis Hermanis, Employers’ Confederation of Latvia


Evidence-based development planning and assessment in Latvia

Vladislavs Vesperis, Cross-Sectoral Coordination Centre




13.20– 14.20


14.20 – 15.20

Statistical data in media


Data & Journalists

Rudīte Spakovska, Latvian Radio I


Journalists hate figures and get lost in numbers, why?

Inga Spriņģe, Re:  Baltica


From data to research

Daiga Kiopa, SIA Lursoft