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Conference on Modern Statistics for Modern Society - 6-7 December 2007, LuxembourgThe Eurostat 2007 Conference "Modern Statistics for Modern Society" was held in Luxemburg on 6 - 7 December 2007.
br> It focused on the need for modernising official statistics as a result of the increasing challenges from a more and more numerate society.
br> The aim of the Conference was threefold:
- - to discuss the role of official statistics in conducting public policies as well as scientific research, and the dialogue between users and producers necessary for official statistics to assume this role;
- - to cast light on the interplay between official and non-official statistics in a rather specific and very dynamic information market;
- - to discuss the impact of permanent societal changes on the statistical apparatus for describing the very changes.
The Conference succeeded in attracting not only professional statisticians and economists but also policy makers, researchers and business people.