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Digitalisation and simpler administration: FSO board of management presents the multi-annual programme 2020-2023 and its innovations

In a democratic society, public debate thrives on statistical information that is relevant, reliable and accurate. How can statistics meet society’s needs and be ready for the media of tomorrow? How can it ensure the modern and innovative production of statistics? How can it make the best use of digitalisation in order to reduce the burden on businesses and citizens?

This meeting is an opportunity for the Federal Statistical Office (FS) to answer these questions and to present the Multi-annual programme for federal statistics 2020-2023, approved by the Federal Council on 29 January.  Experimental statistics, innovative methods and digitalisation enable us to respond to new requirements. Various projects will allow us to make better use of administrative data. Amongst other aims, all of these efforts will help us to implement the “once-only” principle, in other words to ask for information only once.

After a presentation of the main topics, challenges and innovations of the multi-annual programme, the entire board of management will be available to answer questions from the media. The FSO’s multi-annual programme can be consulted on a dedicated microsite.

Tuesday 4 February 2020, 9:45 to 11:45
Federal Statistical Office FSO
Espace de l’Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel

Presentation of FSO programme:
Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General
Ruth Meier, Deputy Director General

The entire board of management will be available for individual discussions.

Information and registration:
FSO Media Service
Tel. 058 463 60 13

Registration for this meeting is recommended. Members of the FSO Media Service would be glad to help journalists identify topics they are interested in discussing further on a one-to-one basis.

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